Estate - c.1812 Manor Home on Nearly 400 Acres St. Stephens Church, VA

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14721 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy
St. Stephens Church, VA 23148

Property #: FX2021

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By appointment on April 16th, 23rd and 26th. Must provide proof of funds of $150,000 and/or a personal financial statement to schedule an appointment.

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Page Londrey
Tranzon Fox


Estate Auction: c.1812 Manorhouse on Nearly 400 Acres, St. Stephens Church, VA

This is a live, onsite auction; proceeds will benefit the Richmond SPCA!

A 200 year old historic manorhouse, meticulously kept grounds, horse stables, pastureland, tillable acreage, river frontage, two ponds and recreation land, easily accessible from Richmond, Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia! Ideal for a personal or corporate retreat, outdoors getaway, wedding/events venue or bed and breakfast.

Last transferred 30 years ago, when the family of General Edwin Cox sold to George and Lynne Iverson, this unique property was once owned by Robert "King" Carter and other families such as the Rings and the Fauntleroys.

An avid gardener and philanthropist, Mrs. Iverson’s splendid handiwork is on display surrounding the c.1812 home, described in its National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form as a “dignified Georgian style Tidewater [Virginia] country house”. A working farm for decades, the nearly 400 acre* property boasts fenced pasturelands, +/-136 tillable acres, numerous garden sheds and out-buildings, farm storage barn, five stall horse barn (with room to expand) and a +/-4,600 s/f modern metal hay barn (not visible from the home). The Property also has significant frontage on the Mattaponi River. The horse barn includes a two-level apartment.

Holly Hill is on both the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks register, and the entire property is protected by a Virginia Outdoors Foundation Conservation Easement, which, among other protective parameters, prevents any subdivision of the lands. This Deed of Gift Easement is included in the Property Information package (PIP).

The Home: Constructed by Samuel Griffin Fauntleroy, Holly Hill was added to the State and National Registers in 1973, during the ownership of General and Mrs. Edwin Cox. It has a traditional colonial country house floorplan with a central hall and generously apportioned rooms surrounding. Features include:
  • Nearly 5,000 s/f of living space on the main and second floors
  • Full attic
  • Full basement
  • 11' Ceilings on main floor and 9.5' on the second
  • Six fireplaces on the main and second floors plus an additional in the full basement
  • 3-4 bedrooms
  • 2.5 Baths on main and second floors; two additional in basement
  • Two stairways
  • Rear garden-view sunroom
  • Screened porch off kitchen
  • Raised terrace with view of formal gardens
  • Modern 400 Amp electric service
  • Generac 20KW propane back-up generator
  • Two electric hot water tanks
  • Heat/Air: heat pump plus new oil boiler
  • Highspeed Fiber Internet provided by RiverStreet, up to 500 Mbps: Under construction in the area of Holly Hill, April-May, 2023, per

The 136+/- tillable acres are currently leased by a local farmer for $17,100/year; payment was made at the start of 2023. These rent proceeds shall be prorated as of the date of settlement. The farm tenant has been renting for around 10 years and would like to continue. Farm equipment in the metal hay barn belongs to the farm tenant and is NOT included in the auction.

While one should seek approval from King & Queen County and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation for any alternate property use, the deeded Conservation Easement permits construction of additional “farm buildings and structures” and up to four additional detached residential structures. These permitted-by-right improvements could potentially lend themselves to a B&B and weddings/events.
32 12R 244 181.5 $    768,900 $4,228.95
32 12R 245A 75 $       67,900 $    373.45
32 12L 246B 3.5 $          1,800 $          9.90
32 11R 527A 37.5 $       31,600 $    173.80
32 11R 528 35 $       36,000 $    198.00
32 11R 528A 21.25 $       47,600 $    261.80
32 11R 244B 32.5 $       59,800 $    328.90
Total: 386.25* $1,013,600 $5,574.80

*Depending on the source, acreage count varies from 386.25 to 398.4

Garden statuary remaining at settlement is included with the purchase of the real estate.

Pet lovers, the Iverson’s graciously bequeathed their beloved Holly Hill to the Richmond SPCA, whose mission is:
At all times and in every way, we are advocates for animals. We provide for their safety and comfort, strive to alleviate their suffering and work to place them in homes that provide a responsible lifetime commitment to them. We speak out publicly to promote and defend their interests. We oppose all forms of animal cruelty.

We promote spaying and neutering to achieve and retain a no-kill community. We oppose any taking of the lives of healthy or treatable animals and do not participate in such conduct ourselves. We provide services that promote responsible pet ownership and humane attitudes toward all life.
Tranzon once again considers it an honor and cherishes the opportunity to do our very small part to assist the Richmond SPCA in fulfilling this mission.

Learn more about the Richmond SPCA here:

Remote Bidding: Unable to attend in person? Contact us about making remote bidding arrangements. This needs to be set up with initial deposits received by Tranzon on or before Monday, April 24th.

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From Central VA: Once in Mechanicsville, Proceed NE on US 360 for +/-21 miles. The Property's gated entrance is on the right, 0.7 miles past the Red Barn Furniture Outlet. PUT YOUR TURN SIGNAL ON AND SLOW DOWN AT LEAST 0.25 MILES BEFORE THE ENTRANCE!!

From Fredericksburg and Points North: Proceed southbound on I-95 to Exit 98, (the "Kings Dominion Exit") onto VA-30 East. Proceed 16 miles to slight left onto Rt 606, continue 4.6 miles to left onto US-360, then 1.5 miles to the gated entrance. The property entrance is 0.7 mile past the Red barn Furniture Outlet. PUT YOUR TURN SIGNAL ON AND SLOW DOWN AT LEAST 0.25 MILE BEFORE THE ENTRANCE!!

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