Linden House Plantation on 204 +/- Acres Fronting Rt. 17--Essex County, VA | Nicholls Auction Marketing Group | Nicholls Auction Marketing Group

Linden House Plantation on 204 +/- Acres Fronting Rt. 17--Essex County, VA

From the Estate of A.N. Johnston III:  Historic Linden House Plantation on 204 +/- acres featuring fully furnished manor house, carriage house, commercial kitchen/dining hall, pond, barns and more!! 

2,400' +/- of frontage on Rt. 17 (Tidewater Trail)

Auction will be conducted on site at the property

SOLD!! $715,000

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From the Estate of A.N. Johnston III (J. Robert Yeaman III, Executor):  We have been contracted to market and sell the historic Linden House Plantation on 204 +/- acres in Essex County, VA at public auction.  This property has been long been utilized as a bed and breakfast, but would also make a wonderful primary residence or retreat center......ideal for livestock!!

Historic Linden House Plantation on 204 +/- acres located on Tidewater Trail (Rt. 17) in Essex County, VA.  All three of these buildings will be sold with all furnishings....ready to work, live or both!!

NOTE:  Auction conducted on site at the property

Manor House (circa 1825)

  • Federal Style house containing a gross floor area of 5,054 +/- sf. on 4 levels

  • Entering the English basement level there is a long hall with pine flooring, a large dining room w/fireplace.  The kitchen has tile flooring, stainless steel 3-well sink, a small bar sink, a gas commercial range, fireplace, wood base cabinets and wood/glass wall cabinetry and dishwasher.  The basement also has a utility room which includes washer and dryer hook-up as well as a bathroom.

  • On the main level is the entry hall, off which is a large parlor w/fireplace, plaster walls and dentil crown molding.  To the rear of the main floor is another parlor w/pine flooring, built-in bookcases and dentil trim.  At the end of the hall is a sunroom.

  • On the second level there is pine flooring, 2 bedrooms both with fireplaces and private bathrooms.

  • On the third level there is pine flooring, 2 bedrooms and 2 private bathrooms

  • There are 2 porches.  The front covered porch is raised and measures 9' x 10'.  The covered side porch measures 12' x 12'

Carriage House

  • This brick 2 story structure was constructed in 1992, and has a gable roof, solid masonry foundation, framed dormers and covered front porch w/brick floor (794 +/- sf. footprint and 1,282 +/- total sf).

  • Access to the upper level is via the outdoor stairs leading to a raised wood deck (4' x 19').

  • The main level features a large living room/bedroom w/fireplace, ceramic tile flooring and bathroom w/Jacuzzi tub, tile flooring, vanity, toilet and corner shower.

  • The upper level has pine flooring and includes 2 guestrooms each with connecting bath (tile flooring, corner shower, toilet and sink).

Reception/Banquet Building

  • This brick structure was constructed in 1999 (2,000 +/- sf. footprint and 2,960 +/- sf gross floor area)

  • 10' x 40' covered front porch, dormers across the front and frame she dormer across the rear

  • The main level is designed for banquet and reception.  It has 3 front entry doors, a large central banquet/dining area w/composition floor covering, drywall walls and ceilings and chair rail.  The left wing includes women and men's restrooms.  The right wing is a complete commercial-grade kitchen w/stainless steel 3-well sink, washer and dryer hook-up and kitchen cabinetry.  To the rear of the dining area is brick floored covered enclosed porch.

  • The second level is accessed from rear stairs leading to a deck, and it includes a living area featuring a large living room/kitchen combination, a bedroom and a full bathroom.

  • There are storage areas above each wing.

The land features approx. 25 +/- acres open, 159 +/- acres of woodland, 19 +/- acres of wet land and 1 +/- acre pond

2,400' +/- of frontage on Rt. 17 (Tidewater Trail)
There are 2 barns, a gazebo and a trellis
The property features rail fencing, gravel drive, brick walks and patios, exterior lighting and mature landscaping
All buildings are serviced by well and septic
All buildings serviced by central AC and heat
Tax Map:  19-57; DB 14/42;  Zoned:  A-1; Yearly County real estate taxes:  $9,188.08

  • Only $250,000 Starting Bid!!


Need Financing for this property??  Please contact Kelly Strauss for financing information (540-226-1279)

Although not required, if you have been working with a Realtor, please have them click here and complete the Realtor Representation form.  In order for the real estate agent to be compensated, forms must be completed and submitted no later than 5 pm on 5/2/19, and all terms adhered to.

Property Tour:  Tuesday, April 16 @  10:00am SHARP!  Please contact Kelly Strauss for more information (540-226-1279).

TERMS:  $25,000 deposit is due immediately after confirmation of final bid and the balance due at closing within 30-45 days (unless prior written arrangements have been made by contacting Kelly Strauss 540-226-1279 or Deposit must be in the form of a cashier's check/certified check (from a US bank) made payable to yourself. A 10% buyer's premium will be added to the final bid, and will become a part of the purchase price. Property sold in as-is condition, and is not contingent upon buyer's financing, condition of property, appraisal, inspection, etc.   Pre-approved (no later than 5 pm on 5/2/19) broker participation is compensated. Auctioneer's Note: All information and dimensions were derived from sources believed to be correct, but are not guaranteed. Buyers shall rely on their own information, judgment, and inspection of the property. All auction day announcements take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made.

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