WATERFRONT - Carter's Creek Historic Home Irvington, VA

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26 Galley Hook Dr
Irvington, VA 22480

Property #: KEY5022

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Linda Terry
Tranzon Key

804-837-1705 Or 888-621-2110 lterry@tranzon.com

WATERFRONT - Carter's Creek Historic Home
  • Rare Deep Waterfront Property on Carter's Creek
  • +/-2,388 SF c1890 2-Story Queen Anne Farmhouse on 1+ Acre
  • Pier 8.5' MLW, Historic Accessory Building and Shed
  • Less than a mile to downtown Irvington and 4-Star Tide's Inn Resort

1.07 Acre lot with Pier on Carter's Creek 8.5' MLS, bulkheaded
c1890 Victoria Farm style Main house +/- 2,388 SF, painted in 2023
3 bedrooms
3 baths
Energy-efficient geo-thermal heat, tankless hot water

From the National Historic Register: "This 3-bay wide house features a 2-story, 3 sided front, gabled projecting bay on the left side of the façade, with decorative wood shingles and couple narrow vertical windows in the front gable."

Carter's Creek is THE place to be at the Rivah! Live your best life at this vintage waterfront getaway, nestled in the Sailboat Cove community. It's less than a mile to the 4-star Tide's Inn Resort, as well as to downtown Irvington. Enjoy shopping and gathering with friends in popular Kilmarnock, just 6 miles away. The owner has thoughtfully updated and renovated to today's standards, while preserving the original character and charm.
Closets and built in cabinetry offer generous storage for a home of this vintage. The large lot, over an acre, allows ample opportunity for additions to the house and grounds.

Situated also on this property is the original, c1860's "drive up by boat" National Bank Building, which later served as a barbershop on Steamboat Road, then as the office when this property was Benson's boatyard. This building sports a new metal roof and has electricity. Adding water and hooking to the main house septic or alternative organic options could allow for making this building an artist's studio, office or cozy retreat.

From the National Historic Register: "This 1-story, 3-bay wide wood frame shed features a stretcher bond brick pier foundation, weatherboard siding, a 6/6 double hung wood sash window, a 1-leaf paneled wood door, and a side-gable, standing seam metal roof."

A gentle slope leads to the private pier, and there is also a storage shed near the main house.

Welcome to the main house:
First Level
Front porch - top quality, Brazilian ipe walnut decking
Hallway -  oak flooring and pine stairs, access to rear sunroom addition
Dining Room- leaded glass triple bow window, gas fireplace, built in speakers
Front Parlor - gas fireplace, built in cabinets
Kitchen - French professional grade Lacanche gas stove and ovens, granite island, marble counters, porcelain farmhouse sink  Full bath - tile with shower Cozy waterside sunroom addition- tile floor with water views, ceiling speakers and plenty of windows Intimate Screened porch

Original pine stairway, Beadboard siding
Library/Sitting area- triple leaded glass windows and window seat
Larger walk-in closet
Pulldown steps to attic storage area
Primary bedroom- vaulted ceiling with window added from attic space to increase height and light. Water view balcony with ipe flooring
Bath- tile flooring, water closet, walk-in shower, double pedestal sinks
Washer/dryer closet with coffee bar- new in 2023
Bedroom #2 with small closet
Bedroom #3 (currently a home office) vaulted ceiling from attic area, perfect for nursery/young child
Enclosed sleeping porch - banquette seating/daybed
Hall bath- tile, clawfoot tub

Notable Architectural Details:
EMTEK Crystal doorknobs
Bullseye Rosettes, handsome millwork
Leaded glass
Vaulted ceiling areas
Cabinetry trimmed to the Era
The property is listed on the National Historic Register

500 gal buried propane gas tank served by NWP
Tankless, unlimited on-demand hot water
Geo-thermal heat pump for both heating and cooling
Carrier wall Generator, c 2006 (currently not in use)
Encapsulated crawl space, with vapor barrier, dehumidifier, sump pump
Septic permit for 4 bedrooms

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From downtown Irvington, bear left onto King Carter Dr. Right onto Railway Rd, and left onto Galley Hook Dr. First house on right.

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Linda Terry: Tranzon Key

804-837-1705 lterry@tranzon.com

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