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The Manor

 

In the beginning…

The centerpiece of the property was used as a dwelling for most of its 250 year history. It was built in the Tidewater style as per William Alexander, the patriarch of the property, former Colonel of the local militia, and County Justice.

The gabled roofs (expensive at the time, and on all the buildings), double chimneys, and enclosed stairwells are prime examples of the extensive detail and style that guided the Alexander family when the house was built.

 

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…and now

Over the years, the Manor House was added onto, had plumbing installed, porches attached and even WIFI installed, but the bones are original. The basement is in the same state as it was in the 18th century, as are the wood floors upstairs and on the third floor. Notice when you are upstairs the width of the planks on the floor.

All the wood-work, window frames, and doorways are original. The spacing of the windows from the end walls to the center suggest that the home was built in two phases.

 

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Inside the Manor

The rooms on the first floor of the Manor have been converted from reception and dining rooms to wine tasting rooms. The rooms on the second floor have been converted from bedrooms to rooms where our guests are welcome to have a glass of wine while they relax, read or chat with friends.

 

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