1741 Georgian – Bowling Green, VA

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200 S Main St, Bowling Green, VA 22427

  • $1,200,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 4228 Sq Ft
  • 126.8 Ac.
Listing description: On the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register - Nestled among 126 acres, this pre-Georgian brick colonial, c. 1741, boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 9 fireplaces & 2 forty-foot porches. Beautiful 270 year old boxwoods, colonial garden terraces, beautiful country setting with pastures & woods, while a mere 20 minutes from Fredericksburg and one hour from both Richmond and Washington,DC.
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Debbie Kent, Cottage Street Realty
(703) 242-0005

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10 Comments on 1741 Georgian – Bowling Green, VA

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  1. Nick F says: 11 comments

    Fantastic home……all around….driveway…garden…home……total package.

  2. Kara says: 19 comments

    I’m late coming to this one, but what a sweet little kitchen reno! And I love the entryway. This one seems to have a lot of natural light for a house of this age!

  3. Todd Hoffman says: 7 comments

    With all due respect, while very pleasant in many ways, the asking price for this property is not in alignment with what it offers in space and amenities. If one removes the initial “1” from the asking price, I think that would be a more reasonable consideration in this days economy, even with the amount of land offered.

  4. James P says: 7 comments

    The house is fantastic. And it costs so much due to being an house from the DC and Richmond areas and 126 acres. Real estate in that area is VERY expensive. Its one of places I wish I could afford but I definitely can’t.

  5. Kara says: 19 comments

    When you go on the Zillow map for the area, you’ll see that the houses in Bowling Green are not expensive at all. In fact, I was left wondering what happened in this town! With that said, this estate is definitely exceptional, being 126 acres of pasture and woods, and with the quality inside. I don’t know about $1.4 mill in a town where a lot of nice homes are in the 100-250K range though.

    If Bowling Green were the Alaskan town where the show “Northern Exposure” was set, this estate would be Maurice Minnefield’s home. Probably nobody gets that reference, but lots of little towns have one weird millionaire.

  6. James P says: 7 comments

    I get the Northern Exposure reference. Not sure about prices in Bowling Green, don’t even know where it would be on a map. Never been thru it. But do know 126 acres in Virginia will not come cheap anywhere. It accounts for much of the price, maybe most. But the house is fantastic. That could be a million dollar house in a great many places even without that much land. And you have to remember that DC is now considered one of the richest places in the country per the US Census bureau. Being within commutting distance to DC makes it expensive. Just the sort of place some high level government official would buy.

  7. April says: 1 comments

    This house is beautiful but has a terrible story about it. The “bowling green” in the front was once a race track originally. For many, many years, whenever anyone in the house hears a horse riding out front, it has been an omen that someone in the house is about to die. Perhaps silly legend, but I would not look at it just for this reason.

  8. ellen drews says: 57 comments

    Bowling Green is just a tiny town between Fredericksburg and Richmond. It is NOT an easy commute to DC, 1 1/4 hours with NO traffic. Add in the traffic from F’burg, Stafford, Dale City, Woodbridge, Lorton, Springfield, Arlington, Alexandria, and it’s a good 2 1/2 hour drive. Picturesque, yes. Quaint, yes. But I would be glad to come home to that house at the end of the day!

  9. John Riggenbach says: 1 comments

    Bowling Green certainly gives me very pleasant memories in that my mother grew up there. My grandfather, W.A. Vaughan, was Superintendent of Caroline County schools from 1920-1960. I believe he also was the mayor of Bowling Green at some time. I just wanted to throw my two cents out because of the wonderful, loving memories I had visiting my grandparents while I grew up. I would have loved to have grown up there!
    Thank you.

  10. Nancy Pope says: 1 comments

    With all due respect, this house is why Bowling Green has its name. The drive area in the front was a true “bowling green” and they would have games and races and whatnot there. It is an amazing house.

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