Braehead Manor

$ 1,349,000
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MLS #1005941981
Contact nameRobb Almy
Contact phone540-408-3878
Year built1859
StatusMove-in Ready
Home area6,200 sqft
Lot Area18.7 acres
Half Baths1


Braehead Manor (http://www.BraeheadManorForSale.Com) was built in 1858 for John Howison and was originally called “Greenview” after the childhood home of Howison’s wife, Anne Richards Lee. After the Civil War ended, John Howison sold the residence, farm, and dairy to his younger brother, Robert Reid Howison. It was Robert Howison who changed the name of home to “Braehead”.

Braehead Manor is both historically and architecturally significant. On the morning of the first battle of Fredericksburg, Robert E. Lee had breakfast here with his cousin’s family. Hidden by thick foliage, Braehead was also a safe way-station for travelers going to and from Fredericksburg during the war. As it was hidden from the view of Union Army, the house and surrounding fields were often used by Confederate troops and later, the house was used as a hospital for wounded Union soldiers. What makes the building architecturally different, is the side passage style of the manor and the Grand Greek Revival interior.

In May of 2000, Braehead Manor was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and a historic easement was placed on the property to protect it into perpetuity. This easement protects the historically relevant building. It also prevents the 18.84 acres surrounding the house from being subdivided.

Today Braehead Manor stands as a testament to appropriate restoration and fine elegance. The Greek Revival home boasts 6231 square feet of living space and stands on nearly 19 lush and serene acres. The exquisite workmanship is immediately apparent when one enters the gracious front hall. The original woodwork was preserved during restoration, including the mantles, moldings, staircases, and heart pine flooring on the first and second floors. The original 19th century, wood graining and faux marbling techniques used on the mantles and moldings were also preserved. The original sandstone thresholds and doorways have been maintained and with the 11-foot ceilings and oversized pocket doors, they carry the character and charm befitting this 19th century home.

Tucked away in a phenomenal location, inside Fredericksburg Battlefield National Park, this gorgeous property is just waiting to be enjoyed by the right buyer who wants to live surrounded by and alongside history. With the superior craftsmanship of its era amidst modern luxury, you’re sure to enjoy this breathtaking home, which includes ample space for all your living needs.


Additional Buildings / Amenities

  • Barn/Stable
  • Carriage House
  • Dock/Pier
  • Finished Basement
  • Gazebo
  • Greenhouse
  • Guest Cottage