- - Friday, July 20, 2012

If one of the reasons you want to own a vacation home is to share a special place with friends and family, few properties would be better suited to welcoming guests than River Haven Farm.

A 45-acre estate on the Corrotoman River in Weems, Va., the property includes an expansive main house, a guesthouse and a barn. Guests can boat, swim and ride horses.

This luxurious estate, located in the sought-after Northern Neck of Virginia, has complete privacy, with a quarter-mile driveway from the road to the main house.

Boaters and anglers will appreciate the 900 feet of waterfront land, which has stone riprap and a water depth of more than 6 feet at the dock. The dock, built in 2007, has composite decking, electricity, fresh water, storage for a kayak, two Jet Ski power lifts and space for several boats.


Priced at $3,800,000, the estate at 238 Waddy Drive offers an array of resort-style spaces for outdoor living. The 18-by-36-foot swimming pool includes several waterfalls as well as jets that spray water into the pool from the deck. Next to the pool is a wood-burning stone fireplace for cool evenings.

More than 4,000 square feet of granite patio can accommodate a crowd, and the outdoor kitchen includes a barbecue, side burners, a sink, stainless steel storage cabinets and a granite bar. A pergola provides shade above the kitchen.

The grounds also include an outdoor shower and professional landscaping.

The main house, finished in 2006, has a low-maintenance exterior of natural stone and hard-coat stucco with copper accents on the dormer windows and the porch roof. A screened porch offers a secluded spot with a view of the river.

The three-car garage includes storage cabinets, and the house has a private generator and high-tech wiring with speakers, an intercom and a security system. The main house has three heat pumps and three propane-fueled furnaces.

Most of the rooms in this 4,158-square-foot home have river views. Arched doorways, a theme repeated throughout the main level, add distinctive style.

The family room has a 16-foot vaulted ceiling, river view, built-in bookcases and a fireplace. The separate dining room has an 18-foot vaulted ceiling, a river view through an arched picture window, and a fireplace.

The spacious kitchen has a river view, a 10-foot ceiling, a butler’s pantry, granite counters, a farmhouse sink, a prep sink and a breakfast bar. Upgraded appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator and refrigerated drawers, a Wolf range and warming drawers and Kitchen-Aid dishwasher drawers.

The adjacent breakfast area includes both river and pool views and has built-in bookcases.

Hardwood flooring extends through most of the house, except for brick flooring in the mudroom and marble flooring in the master bath and closet. The main level also includes a library with a 12-foot ceiling and built-in bookcases and an office with a 12-foot ceiling and river and meadow views. The laundry room and mudroom also are on this level.

The first-floor master suite has a 12-foot ceiling and a two-sided fireplace shared with the luxurious marble bath. The bath has a heated floor, a marble shower and a deep whirlpool tub. The suite also has a room-sized walk-in closet with built-ins, including a marble counter and an ironing center.

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