Daily Dream Home: Lisburne

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In the town of Ordinary, Virginia, there is an 1810 Georgian mansion that is far from commonplace. Lisburne is a classic estate of over 70 acres with water frontage on Vaughan’s creek,  a tributary of the Severn River.

The home is a colonial manor set above a finished English basement. The home was previously known as Pleasant Point and saw little change from 1810 – 1964, when it was fully restored and renovated by its current owners who also enlarged the house with architect-designed additions.

The house is surrounded by formal gardens in a park-like setting, that include towering magnolia trees, mature boxwood, old garden roses, heirloom perennials, and  mature azaleas underplanted with vinca minor and lily of the valley which meander through the woodland at the water’s edge.

The house is accessed through a stately gated entrance that winds past stables and formal cutting gardens to the left and a two-story 3-bay carriage house/garage, tennis courts, pool, pool house, and what remains of the original ice-house (believed to predate the manor house) to the right.

The home’s traditionally styled interior has the original heart pine floors, exquisite mantels, hand carved moldings, architecturally stunning ceiling medallions, a large country and warming kitchen, raised paneling, elegantly appointed living spaces, high-ceilings, original locks, doors and more.


Lisburne is one of the great crown jewel estate properties remaining in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia. The property has numerous water features, secret gardens, fenced pastures, paddocks and meandering garden paths, as well as riding trails.  The historic treasure has been featured numerous times on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour and in magazines including Colonial Homes and Southern Accents.

This property is  listed for $2.5 million with Howard Hanna William E. Wood and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.

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