A Rare Survivor

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Contact Agent
MLS #1833001
Contact nameMargie Hula
Contact phone757-880-0148
Year built1685
StatusMove-in Ready
Home area2,850 sqft
Lot Area5.6 acres


Eagles Nest, also known as the Armiger-Tyree-Lamb House, is situated 5.6 acres on a high bluff overlooking the Chickahominy River and surrounded by a 5,000 acre wildlife area managed by The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Although, Eagles Nest had descended into a state of vacancy and disrepair, The Association for the Preservation of Antiquities recognizing its historic value, saved it from destruction and set out to find a buyer. In 1981 Eagles Nest was acquired by the current family and the painstaking task of restoring the original home and grounds began. Craftsmen from Colonial Williamsburg and artisans were consulted and took part in the meticulous restoration.

The original house has a central-passage plan that puts the origin of the house in the eighteenth century. Two over two rooms with full cellar, four fireplaces and the original wood floors were salvaged. The outside walls with laid up English bond brickwork with pattern glazed headers, suggesting a construction date of well before 1725. Foliated H-L hinges and boldly molded details on a closed stringer staircase also are signs of its original age.

The new addition blends with the old seamlessly, which includes first floor master bedroom, full bath, kitchen and family room with additional fireplace and second level bedroom and full bath. Property also includes an oversized two-car detached garage that is currently used as workshop and catering kitchen. The original structure employs English bond brickwork with glazed headers, original doors, period windows, original heart pine flooring, two over two rooms on each side of center passageway, 800 square foot unfinished cellar with access to the outdoors, three of the five fireplaces have been converted to propane gas and two are non- working. The grounds include a 20 foot x 30 foot in-ground pool with slate surround and two dependencies. Property can be used as a private residence, bed & breakfast, a wedding and small corporate venue or weekend get-away. Hunting, fishing and bike trail nearby. Easy commute to Richmond or Williamsburg.
A rare opportunity to make your mark on history!