Forty acres and a…winery? B&B? Small farm? You choose — it seems like there are lots of possibilities for this historic estate in King George, Virginia! And it will be auctioned on November 4th, at 12:00 noon! According to the auction package, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath manor house — which sits on 40 acres — is completely renovated with “over $700,000 in improvements,” including everything from HVAC to roofing. A quick search on Google Maps reveals that this beautiful, colonial-era estate is located about 20 miles east of Fredericksburg and about 15 miles from Colonial Beach — so a fantastic location, rich in both history and scenery.
And the place has some very cool history. ‘White Hall Manor’ is associated with the prominent Wallace family, including Revolutionary War hero Major Michael Wallace. The folklore surrounding Major Mike Wallace is fascinating. He is described as “a gigantic, immensely strong, good-natured but fearsome figure.” The auction package states that Wallace married Lettice Wishart, the widow of Reverend James Wishart — thus marrying into the White Hall estate. At the time, in 1775, White Hall consisted of 6,000 acres, “a very fine brick house with many buildings and stables, fine carriages and riding horses, many cattle and sheep and oxen, and some 60 slaves.” White Hall Manor and Michael Wallace are associated with many other grand estates–some through proximity and others through family ties. For example, Major Mike’s father, Michael Wallace, Sr., established ‘Ellerslie’ in nearby Falmouth, which served for 150 years as the Wallace family seat.
White Hall Manor’s stately architecture, with its raised, 5-bay facade and pair of end chimneys, includes a gracious entry through a classical, columned portico and oversized, paneled French doors — complemented by an exceptional decorative transom above (check that out below!).
Grand eleven-foot ceilings and large windows illuminate the beauty of the two-story staircase and detailed, custom mouldings. The wainscot treatments on both the hallway and stairway walls add a crisp, elegant, historic touch, I think.
Original doors and fittings add to the property’s appeal. For example, the two photos below reveal the large, sturdy, 6-panel doors (designed in the mythical “cross & bible” configuration that I’ve written about before on this blog). The large, elegant parlor’s soaring windows with deep sills evoke the home’s sturdy brick walls and colonial-era provenance.
Wide-panel hardwood floors are located throughout the house, and for me, this is one of its most exceptional features. If you scroll through the photos, nearly every room “glows” with a historic warmth that can only be accomplished through the rich patina of old wood flooring. Five fireplaces (3 wood-burning and 2 gas) and soaring antique built-in cabinetry also add to White Hall’s classic charm.
Among its many spacious rooms, White Hall Manor has been updated with the best modern amenities.
The expansive, state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen includes high-end appliances, including a brand new Bertazonni Heritage 36” LP oven range with 6 gas burners, custom cabinetry, farm sink and oversized brick front fireplace with a stone hearth.
Outside, an enormous deck that wraps around two sides of the home, and offers the perfect opportunity for entertaining — and enjoying White Hall’s sweeping vistas, including the property’s pond.
The estate boasts an updated two-bedroom carriage house with 3-car garage, an eight-stall horse stable, a beautiful Dutch-roof dairy barn, and a silo. Two other outbuildings sit near the property’s 30 acre pasture where cattle and livestock once grazed.
Meticulously updated with an eye for historic preservation, this truly fabulous, turn-key property offers the best of both the old and new in the heart of one of the nation’s most notable historic areas. Beyond being a stately residence, the property offers a wide range of possibilities — including a winery, brewery, distillery, B&B, or equestrian center.
White Hall will be open for preview at noon on Sunday, October 18, October 25, and November 1. For additional information, check out the detailed auction info here. Please direct any questions to Jeff Stein (888-621-2110 or email@example.com).
Below: Parcel map showing the “residual parcel” from the subdivision:
A few more photos.
For more photos than I’m publishing here, check out the auction page!
Below: Map from the 1800s showing “White Hall” (at center left).
Below: The Mullen family, who purchased “White Hall Farm” around 1904.
For more information & photos, check out the auction page here!