Home of the week: Serene rambler on historic property
From Amy Cherry Taylor and Associates
7733 Po River Dr, Spotsylvania, VA 22551
A nearly five-acre estate, expansive rambler-style residence and nature-infused setting all are waiting for you at 7733 Po River Drive!
This custom-designed abode includes six bedrooms, 3.5 baths and nearly 4,100 square feet of living space. The home sits in the Hunters Lodge community in Spotsylvania County which has a quaint pond and picnic area primed for gatherings at the front of the neighborhood.
Zooming in on the 4.86 acres here, note that it is tucked at the end of the cul-de-sac for added privacy. The Po River is just beyond its back property line as well accessible from across the cul-de-sac. The land is primarily flat, with nearly two acres cleared for the homesite. The rest is wooded and loaded with history!
In the woods, you’ll find former Civil War trenches, the remnants of a historic stagecoach house and, perhaps, some timeless relics waiting to be found?
There are three total outbuildings on-property including a versatile two-story workshop with A/C and electricity. Within the workshop, there is ample garage space, a lift and an accessible chair that can take folks upstairs. Upstairs is a small room that may easily be morphed into an office type space. This detached garage is amazing and would be incredibly expensive to replicate! The second outbuilding is a smaller, like-new shed with A/C and a built-in workbench. The final outbuilding houses the home’s generator.
A screened in porch lines the back of the home with steps down to a gazebo. The yard includes professionally landscaped flowerbeds as well as a horseshoe pit. Out front is a circular, paved driveway with a central flagpole to fly Old Glory.
The driveway to the workshop is also paved, equating to oodles upon oodles of parking room. For extra parking, there is a two-car garage with built-in storage options.
The home itself is gray with black shutters and rock accents. Inside, it is rambler-style bliss, with three bedrooms on the main level!
Through its front door, you’re greeted with the formal living room and dining room on each side. A hallway leads to the primary suite, which has neutral carpet, a large walk-in closet and ensuite bath including a large, accessible garden tub. The nearby laundry room has cabinets, storage, a built-in sink a half-bath.
Comprising the other half of the main level are two bedrooms with a nearby full bath and the totally open living area, comprised of the family room with a gas fireplace and stunning eat-in kitchen. Kitchen components include lovely mahogany cabinets, a bar area, beige appliances (two ovens, double-door fridge and more), a tiled backsplash, beige counters, and a sizeable pantry.
There is a huge basement, too! On the lower level, you’ll find three total bedrooms and one bath. The carpeting is primarily an indoor/outdoor light brown hybrid, there are nine-foot ceilings and note the extra-wide hallways for accessibility needs. The lower level could easily serve as an in-law suite, with multiple entrances, a laundry room (machinery and fridge convey!), and bar space with oak accents and shelving. Between all the basement’s impressive spaces, there are plenty of storage closets and nooks, too.
Systems-wise, the home has two recently updated HVAC systems, a commercial grade hot water heater (approximately five years-old), full house generator and water softener.
From the Hunters Lodge community, much is within minutes! The historic Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield is three miles north, recreation opportunities at Lake Anna State Park are less than 25 minutes southwest and Downtown Fredericksburg is 25 minutes northeast. The Thornburg and Massaponax I-95 exits and the Spotsylvania VRE station are all accessible with 20 minutes!
Amid so many features, the owners of 7733 Po River Drive will miss “the quietness, peacefulness and serene park-like setting.” What will capture your heart at this wonderful estate?