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"Cottage, c. 1900" ~ Updated History ~ John's Creek ~ Corrotoman River

This charming, circa 1900 house has been completely remodeled with a sophisticated touch, while preserving the historical details of hand-blown glass window panes, wide wooden trim, brick fireplace, and heart-pine flooring that has been beautifully sanded and refinished.

The Great Room features recessed lighting and an original brick fireplace that has been converted to gas logs. The custom kitchen features granite-composite (silestone) counter tops, plus top-quality appliances including a stainless steel dishwasher, dual-fuel Jenn-Air range, and double-door refrigerator that matches the white, paneled cabinets. The spacious, shared bath features tile flooring, an oversized jetted tub, plus a space-saving front-loading washer and dryer set. There are 2 bedrooms, the larger one featuring dual closets and views of the water. The whole house, while petite, enjoys large windows, high ceilings, and lots of sunlight.

A wonderful, sunny deck wraps around two sides of house for an additional outdoor living area. A matching garden shed in the back yard provides extra storage space.

The house was updated in 2003 with new mechanical systems including central air and a gas furnace, plus new plumbing and a new roof that carries a lifetime warranty. The yard has been recently graded and seeded with new grass, and the chimney was stabilized to keep it snugged up against the house. The exterior has a fresh coat of paint.

This cottage is perched on a hilltop that has elevated views down John's Creek to it's mouth on the Corrotoman River. It is on a 1-acre ± lot that has 239' of shoreline, and rugged terrain, with 100-plus wooden steps leading down the hillside to the dock. A fine pier with 4 feet ± MLW features a boat lift, a floating kayak launching platform, and a custom made wooden bench for enjoying the serene creekside views. This home has a classic oyster-shell driveway, and the installed septic system is sized for a 3-bedroom house. There is plenty of room for an addition on the waterside of this house.

This house is situated on Lot 2 of a small, four-lot subdivision. There is a shared community artesian well on Lot 3, and this house has a right of way across Lot 1 for the driveway. Two waterfront lots adjacent to this house are also currently for sale, if more land or a family compound is desired. (The upstream lot, Lot 1, with 0.98 acre is listed at $175,000.00 and the downstream lot, Lot 3, with 0.92 acre is listed at $269,000.00).

You can take a tour of the area surrounding Johns Creek and the Corrotoman River basin at Community Walk.

Exclusively Offered for $410,000

SOLD 06/01/07 @ $390,000

This photo shows the side of the house with the kitchen door and the wrap-around deck. You can see the new lawn is growing in nicely.

The Great Room has large Eastern windows for lots of sunshine.

The Great Room features high ceilings, recessed lighting and pine floors.

The Kitchen has a breakfast bar and refrigerator with cabinet-front panels.

The original brick fireplace has been stabilized and converted to gas logs.

There is a wooden staircase leading down the hill to the boat dock.

Looking down the steps to the pier on John's Creek with it's lower-level kayak launching deck. The pier has a boat lift, electric power and running water.

This great boating dock on Johns Creek is just minutes from the Corrotoman River.
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Bruce & Jill Anderson

Telephone: 804-436-5251

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Bruce & Jill Anderson are agents with: 
Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate, Inc. 
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