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"Taft Beach" ~ Rappahannock River ~ 106 Taft Beach Rd, White Stone, VA 22578

Offering sweeping south-facing views on the sandy banks of the Rappahannock River, this sparkling white brick Colonial enjoys both downstairs and upstairs porches to capture the sunsets and sea breezes. A switch-back walking trail takes you to the sand beach along the Rappahannock shore.

Situated on an elevated, 2-acre site with mature landscaping and 201-feet of shoreline, this home enjoys a level yard with plenty of space for a waterfront swimming pool. The sandy bank has been laid back and a graded walking path to the river has been added. Two off-shore breakwaters protect the sandy beach and a new line of riprap protects the toe of the bank.

Enjoy one-floor living in the large interior spaces, with two first floor Bedroom Suites, Library, Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. This updated, Colonial-style home was built in 1962 and features fine built-ins and wood trim work. There are 3,879 square feet of heated & cooled living space with fine features, including hardwood floors, new double-paned windows, panelled wainscoting, solid doors, gracefully tapered white stair balusters set against gleaming light oak steps, and custom built-in cabinetry for display and hidden storage.

A recently renovated Kitchen offers top of the line stainless-steel appliances and black-granite countertops, including a black tiled backsplash for the cooktop with restaurant-style vent hood, plus a matched planning desk for the chef. A cozy Breakfast Nook offers wrap-around windows, and the washer and dryer are tucked into a closet. A swinging door leads to the formal Dining Room which offers water views from a large window, plus a glass door leading to the brick patio.

The Living Room features a central fireplace flanked by custom built-ins. It enjoys water views from a large window in the South wall, and green views of the oak-shaded lawn from a matching window in the North wall. The adjacent Library has two windowseats and a fireplace plus built-in shelving. A small Foyer leads to the Powder Room and the front entry door with covered porch.

A one-story bedroom wing hosts a Master Suite for one-floor living, with dual walk-in closets, a wall safe, and a large Bay Window so you can wake up to the water views. The private Bath gleams with black granite and white tiles with black trim. A separate Guest Suite offers a spacious bedroom with doors that open to a tranquil flagstone patio with wall fountain.

On the upper level there are two symmetrical Guest Suites and a central hallway, with three sets of French Doors opening to the upper Veranda, a door in the Hall, and one for each Bedroom. Each bedroom features dual closets with a window seat between and a private bath.

Three wood-burning fireplaces warm the Living Room, Library and Family Rooms, and a forced-air oil furnace provides central heating, while central air conditioning keeps you cool in the summer, and a propane-fueled standby generator helps you weather any storm. A detached two-car garage includes a workshop room, a full Bath with shower, and pull-down stairs for overhead storage. It is connected to the house by a Jeffersonian-style, covered, brick walkway.

There is an exterior brick stairway leading to the basement entrance. The basement door opens to a Foyer and large Family Room with wood panelling, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a stone-faced, wood-burning Fireplace. A small adjacent room offers a Wet Bar with cabinets, sink, and space for an undercounter refrigerator. A separate Utility Room houses the oil furnace with air filter and humidifier, and the water heater. Another storage room offers built in shelving. There is also a large crawlspace with a concrete floor, which provides secure storage for patio furniture or windsurfers during the off season.

You can download a plat of Taft Beach as a PDF file (requires the free program Acrobat Reader from Adobe to view).

Exclusively offered for $849,000.00

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Looking East out the mouth of the Rappahannock River and into the Chesapeake Bay. A set of steps carries you over the stone riprap to the sand beach.

Looking West towards the bridge at White Stone. The Rappahannock River is 3 miles wide at the bridge crossing.

A graded pathway leads down the hill to the river front. The new beach has stone riprap along the toe of the bank and two off-shore stone breakwaters to catch the sand, creating a scalloped beach between them.

The street approach to this home is down a private lane, offering an estate-quality setting.

Entering the waterside foyer, there is a graceful staircase to the two upper level Guest Suites. The dining room is on the right, the living room is on the left, the kitchen is at the end of the hall, and steps to the Lower Level are located to the left of the kitchen door.

The Living Room has hardwood floors and large windows at either end.

The Living Room fireplace is faced with black marble and is flanked by built-in cabinets.

The Library features two windowseats and a cozy fireplace along with numerous bookshelves.

The Library also enjoys waterviews from a sunny south-facing window. The windows were all replaced in 2011 with new double pane, tilt-in, vinyl clad windows.

A thoroughly modern Kitchen offers stainless appliances and black granite countertops.

The Dining Room enjoys water views and has hardwood floors, panelled wainscoting, and a formal chandelier. The swinging door on the left leads into the Kitchen and the door at the end on the right goes outside to a brick patio. The door at the end on the left leads to the bedroom wing.
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