Price Reduction - Waterfront - Primary on Main
Listed By:
Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate
2494 Simonson Road, Farnham, VA
$ 1,620,000
Property Attributes
  • ID#VARV2000146
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyRICHMOND
  • CityFarnham
  • Zip22460
  • StyleColonial,Georgian
  • Year Built1699
  • Taxes$ 4948
  • Price$ 1,620,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage3684
  • Lot Size17 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Standing the test of time, Indian Banks Circa 1699 & 1728 has witnessed over three hundred years of history & the founding of a nation. An icon on Virginia's Northern Neck, Indian Banks is situated on Morattico Creek at its confluence with the Rappahannock River. In August 1608, Captain John Smith visited the Moraughtacund Native Americans at their principal village on the Northern Neck near present day Indian Banks. This site was patented in 1652 by Thomas Glasscock, who received six hundred acres of land on Morattico Creek in return for the surrender of a grant of two hundred acres on Piankatank River, (which he had received upon his emigration to America in 1643). In 1728, Captain Glasscock married Ester Ball (a cousin of George Washington) & took up residence here. Initials inscribed with a masonic symbol on one of the bricks contains the initials of George Washington, whom the engraving is attributed to. The truly captivating Manor House is distinctly English in its architecture containing Jacobean elements on the North side of the house and an Early Colonial / Georgian emphasis on the river facing side, which was always the more formal, front of the house. Flemish Bond brickwork with glazed headers and a rare Scrolled Soffit above main entrance (one of only two known examples in VA) are unique architectural features of this exquisite early Manor House with a commanding presence from the Rappahannock River and Morattico Creek. Towering ancient trees frame the view from the Manor House to the water frontage. Several varieties of Magnolia, iris, peonies, figs, pecan, and other ancient plantings provide interest year-round. Rivers of Daffodils in the spring! House and dependencies are NOT in a floodzone. Recent upgrades include high speed internet, upgraded berber carpet in the 1st floor primary bedroom & upstairs dressing rooms. Featured multiple times on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour, Indian Banks is convenient to Richmond, Washington D.C., Tappahannock, Fredericksburg & Williamsburg. The location is also ideal with Kilmarnock being 20 minutes away and Warsaw, VA being a mere 15 minutes away. All of the amenities that one would associate with Northern Neck living are convenient, including nearby marinas, world class resorts and restaurants, wineries, festivals, fresh oysters and other seafood, boat charters, movie theaters, antiques, art galleries, museums, fabulous wineries, farmers markets, historic sites and so much more. This property is in fabulous condition for a home of this period with an assortment of dependencies and out buildings including a historic cabin with full basement, period cottage , historic and modern barns, chicken coop, garden shed, glorious gardens and more. With over 300 years of history within her walls, Indian Banks is truly remarkable find and historic treasure with a provenance that transcends the ages!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Richmond County Elementary School Richmond County Middle School Rappahannock High School
Price History
11/18/2022 Listed $1,810,000
3/29/2023 4% - $1,749,000
7/13/2023 2% - $1,720,000
4/4/2024 6% - $1,620,000

General Features

Interior Features Additional Stairway,Attic,Breakfast Area,Built-Ins,Cedar Closet(s),Carpet,Ceiling Fan(s),Chair Railings,Crown Moldings,Entry Level Bedroom,Floor Plan - Traditional,Formal/Separate Dining Room,Kitchen
Sewer On Site Septic
Heating Heat Pump - Oil BackUp,Heat Pump(s),Programmable Thermostat
Cooling Ceiling Fan(s),Central A/C,Heat Pump(s)
Possession Settlement
Roof Metal,Hip,Slate
Appliances Cooktop,Dishwasher,Dryer,Dryer - Electric,Microwave,Oven - Self Cleaning,Oven - Wall,Oven/Range - Electric,Refrigerator,Stainless Steel Appliances,Stove,Washer,Water Heater
Exterior Features Chimney Cap(s),Exterior Lighting,Flood Lights,Gutter System,Extensive Hardscape,Satellite Dish,Outbuilding(s),Play Area,Secure Storage,Other
Garage Spaces 2.00
Pool Y/N No Pool
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es),Patio(s),Brick,Screened,Terrace
Architectural Style Colonial,Georgian
Construction Materials Brick
Year Built 1699
View River,Pasture,Panoramic,Scenic Vista
Levels 2
Tax Year 2021
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Waterfront Features Private Dock Site,Rip-Rap
Accessibility 32 + wide Doors,36 + wide Halls,48 + Halls,Grab Bars Mod,Low Pile Carpeting
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name NONE
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N Yes
Other Structures Above Grade
Directions From Warsaw,Route 360 to Right on Route 3 toward Lancaster Courthouse. Right onto Farnham Creek Rd. Left onto Simonson. House on Right near the River. Sign says Indian Banks Circa 1699
ModificationTimestamp 2024-04-04T17:26:34
Buyer Agent Compensation 3
Body of Water Rappahannock River / Morattico Creek
Disclosures Lead Based Paint - State
Senior Community Y/N No
Lot Size Square Feet 740520.00
Tax Assessed Value 4948.0
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Street Name SIMONSON
Tax Annual Amount 4948.0
Home Warranty Y/N No
Property Condition Excellent,Very Good,Good
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Price Per Sq Ft 439.74
Acceptable Financing Cash,Conventional
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Historic Y/N Yes
Lease Considered Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour
Total SQFT 5074
Days on Market 476
Location Type River
Builder Name Glasscock
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Estimated
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Electric,Oil
Basement Interior Access,Shelving
Flooring Wood,Slate,Partially Carpeted,Ceramic Tile,Engineered Wood
Total Fireplaces 7
Fireplace Features Brick,Wood
Hot Water Electric
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Window Features Double Hung,Wood Frame
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 3684
Full Baths 3
Street Suffix ROAD
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 4
Room Type Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Bedroom 4,Kitchen,Basement,Library,Foyer,Laundry,Bathroom 2,Bathroom 3,Screened Porch
Main Level Bedrooms 1
LivingAreaSource Estimated
Laundry Type Main Floor
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT 1390
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Estimated
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 0.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 3

Exterior Features

Fencing Board
Parking Features Circular Driveway,Crushed Stone,Gravel Driveway,Heated,Private
Water Source Well
Total Parking Spaces 4
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry,Garage Door Opener
Type of Parking Driveway,Parking Garage,Off Street
Foundation Details Brick/Mortar
Water View Y/N Yes
Lot Size Acres 17.00
Road Surface Type Paved
Water Body Type River
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Estimated
Door Features Double Entry,Storm
Water Access Features Boat - Powered,Canoe/Kayak,Fishing Allowed,Personal Watercraft (PWC),Private Access,Swimming Allowed,Waterski/Wakeboard
Road Responsibility State
Horse Y/N Yes
Number of Docks 1
Land Assessed Value 327600.00
Navigable Water Y/N Yes
Number of Slips 1
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
Dock/Slip Conveys YN Yes
Dock Type and Features Material - Treated Lumber,Mooring,Pier (Perpendicular),Other,Sun Deck,Ramp
Parking Garage - # of Spaces 2

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Basement Lower 1 Built-Ins,Flooring - Concrete
Bathroom 2 Upper 1
Bathroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Fireplace - Wood Burning,Crown Molding,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Attached Bathroom,Chair Rail,Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood,Flooring - Carpet,Cedar Lined Closet
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Chair Rail,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Dining Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning,Crown Molding,Formal Dining Room,Flooring - HardWood,Window Treatments
Foyer Main Chair Rail,Crown Molding
Kitchen Main Breakfast Nook,Countertop(s) - Granite,Crown Molding,Dining Area,Kitchen - Country,Kitchen - Electric Cooking,Pantry
Laundry Main Pantry,Built-Ins
Library Main Built-Ins,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Window Treatments
Living Room Main Chair Rail,Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Primary Bedroom Main Attached Bathroom,Built-Ins,Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - Carpet
Screened Porch Main Ceiling Fan(s),Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - Slate


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 22460

AVG $950K
AVG $45,197
AVG 238
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1955

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