Classic 1940s cottage/bungalow style home, situated well back from public road adjoining the circular drive and atop a lovely knoll...part of a mostly cleared, 2 acre parcel. The view from the knoll is great, as the home looks out to neighboring homes (none too close), large gardens and fields. To the rear, the view is protected by trees and large shrubs protecting the edges of the larger lawn area. The previous owners had lived in the home for over 70 years and enjoyed plants and flowers; the new owner will find various flower beds, bushes, shrubs, and fruits. The home has a single bath, upgraded with a jetted tub/shower with handicap rails. It has 2 standard bedrooms plus a third bedroom/office with no closet. All three bedrooms open to a spacious living room area. Entry is normally made from what was originally the rear of the home where parking is located. You enter from the 12 X 12' rear deck (which needs some TLC ) into a large, enclosed rear porch. It is not conditioned, but is a great 3-season sitting/coffee area. This porch flows into a small utility room with the washer and dryer and a few wall cabinets for storage. From here you step into the classic, country kitchen...eat-in of course ...with the warmth of the gas (propane) range and oven and the original, real, custom-hand-made knotty pine cabinets. The sink has windows overlooking the porch. For mornings too chilly for that coffee on the porch, the table area also has a window with the view out over the fields and those garden areas. Out back of the house, along the front slope of the knoll is a really ugly detached garage, but a diamond in the rough. This is a 30' X 14' metal garage/work shop combo. Mr. Newton seldom garaged his truck. That usually sat next to the rear porch; he kept his fishing boat in the garage...ready to hit the river. Even with the boat, the 30' building gave him plenty of space for the heavy workbench, tools, and lots of room for his projects. Oh...the "Ugly" garage bit ... several years before Mr. Newton passed away, someone talked him into coating the entire building with some type of tar or paint mixture. He got a lot of flack for how the job turned out. He never was truly willing to admit he got "slickered", so he never would repaint it. After he passed away, the family never really got excited about repainting it either. Of course the new buyer probably did not know Mr. Newton, so they can paint it any way they like...and the new owner will love the workshop and may even store his/her boat there ready to hit the water. This great home is 12 minutes from the Leeland Rail Station; it is 12 minutes from Downtown Fredericksburg; 16 minutes from I 95 and Rte. 17; and it is 29 minutes from Dahlgren. This property is a rare find today in the HOT South Stafford market. The house was comp-ed to several nearby homes that have sold recently. They were all on 1/4 ac. or less lots, so the comparable value was increased slightly for the 2 acres of level, landscaped land in this great location. The family has priced the land to sell quickly so they can move forward and close out the estate. If the description has sparked any interest, you should at least take a look before it moves out of your reach. PLEASE NOTE: The property is being sold as is. The Seller welcomes you to have a home inspection for your own peace of mind, but they do not intend to do any repairs that they have not already completed.
Listing courtesy of Century 21 Battlefield Real Estate, Inc..