Waterfront – always a premium home feature – is usually measured in feet. But imagine having an estate with 1.5 miles of shoreline.
Pleasant Prospect Farm near Eastville, Virginia, occupies an entire peninsula on Chesapeake Bay’s Cherrystone Inlet.
The estate itself is historic, dating to Colonial times. Built in 1750, the main house is clad in white horizontal planks and features a brown-gray roof for a tidy, classic look. A wide porch with columns supports a second-story deck. Shingles adorn the upper-level façade, contributing the overall harmonious effect.
Inside, hardwood floors, exposed beam ceilings and wainscoting enhance the period vibe. There’s ample space for family gatherings and entertaining in the 3,375-square-foot primary residence, which contains a central foyer, formal living and dining rooms, an expansive vaulted-ceiling kitchen, a full basement, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 800-bottle wine cellar and tasting room has a wooden ceiling.
Two guest houses, two garages with a total of nine bays and a woodworking shop, and a pool house with a Roman bath make up the other structures on the property. There are views of the water from the Roman bath.
The hardscape includes an extensive brick patio and multiple walkways.
A picturesque windmill, a variety of fruit trees, herb, vegetable and flower gardens, a long pier, fields, woodlands and marsh complete the acreage. The irrigation system is new.
Norfolk International Airport is 43 miles from Eastville, which is the Northampton County seat. Virginia Beach is 35 miles from Eastville, while Norfolk is 39 miles away.