Lee’s Hill


Carters Creek, Lancaster Waterfront

380 Steamboat Road
Irvington, VA 22480

Sold CBRAR #1718980

Lee’s Hill, an Irvington landmark, is being offered for the first time.  Lovingly and painstakingly built in 1952, the Antebellum style mansion was designed by New Orleans architect Douglas Vincent Feret.  Southern influence is evident, including the Louisiana cypress incorporated in the construction.  Massive front columns, woodwork, and stairways are all beautifully executed, and exterior is painted brick.  The main residence contains 4876 square feet, waterside living room, dining room, and sunroom with wet bar – all commanding exquisite Carters Creek views.  An elegant foyer, updated kitchen, library, center hall and side entrance round out the first floor.  There are four en suite bedrooms.  Porches abound on both floors, enjoying glorious views and breezes.  There is a separate studio of 724 square feet with bedroom, bath, and work area.  The in-ground Gunite pool overlooks the deep water pier and boathouse.


  • Acreage

    3.18 acres
    No flood zone

  • Waterfront

    Carters Creek frontage
    8' MLW Pier
    Boat House

  • In-ground Pool


  • Studio

    724 square feet
    Bedroom & bath
    Work room

  • Stately main view

  • Aerial view of the property

  • On sought-after Carters Creek

  • Aerial view of the boat house

  • Stately entrance

  • Magnolias canopy the private drive

  • Approaching Lee's Hill

  • A true Antebellum design by Douglas Vincent Feret of New Orleans

  • Wonderful views of Carters Creek

  • Deep water at the private boathouse

  • Over 3 acres of lovely grounds

  • Remarkable in-ground pool

  • Massive Louisiana cypress columns welcome you

  • Waterside verandah with slate floor

  • French doors open to the verandah

  • Outdoor dining with water views!

  • Access to the living & dining rooms

  • One of many spots for outdoor conversation

  • Awning for poolside shade

  • Boathouse on Carters Creek

  • 8' MLW pier

  • Views over the gardens to the house

  • Studio/guest house has work area, bedroom & bath

  • Side view with carport & guest studio


  • Details

    Built in 1952
    4876 square feet

  • Foyer

    Louisiana cypress stairs
    Oak floor

  • Living Room

    French doors
    Dentil molding
    Oak floor

  • Dining Room

    French doors
    Dentil molding

  • Sunroom

    Gas fireplace
    Wet bar

  • Kitchen

    Tile floor
    Dining area

  • Library

    Raised oak paneling
    Built-in shelving

  • Four Bedrooms

    24'x16' master
    Bedroom 2 19'2x16'2
    Bedroom 3 18'x17'6
    Bedroom 4 16'2x12'4
    All have carpet floors
    All have en suite baths

  • Bathrooms

    Four full
    One half

  • Appliances

    Double wall oven
    Gas range
    Ice maker
    3-zone air/heat pumps

  • Grand foyer with Louisiana cypress door

  • Oak flooring, raised panel wainscoting & dentil molding

  • Louisiana cypress stairway

  • Hallway

  • Formal living room has 10' ceiling, dentil molding, oak flooring & French doors to the verandah

  • Another living room view

  • The living room features a wood burning fireplace

  • Unique detailing on the mantel

  • Dry bar just outside the library

  • Library has raised oak paneling & built-in shelves

  • Library fireplace detail

  • Formal dining room opens to the verandah

  • Special features include raise panel wainscoting, oak flooring, & dentil molding

  • Exquisitely detailed alcoves provide a focal point in the dining room

  • Sunroom with beautifully detailed ceiling

  • Built-ins and gas fireplace in the sunroom

  • Large eat-in kitchen with tile flooring

  • Dining area plus dining bar

  • Custom wood cabinets

  • Another kitchen view

  • Plenty of cabinet storage

  • Second floor landing . . . note the custom millwork

  • Sitting area

  • Landing sitting area

  • All bedrooms are ensuite

  • Wake up to Carters Creek views! Master bedroom has four closets & French doors to the waterside balcony

  • Spacious master bedroom

  • Master bath with double vanity

  • Guest room with sitting area

  • Impressive details in this guest room

  • Another bedroom opening to the balcony


Lancaster County

Lancaster County, founded in 1651, has 231 square miles, with 98 square miles of waterfront.  The population is approximately 11,000 people.  Lancaster County has fabulous small waterfront towns.  Irvington’s population is about 670 people and is home to Carters Creek and the Tides Inn.  Kilmarnock has a population of around 1,200 people and has great waterways, shops and is known as the Steptoe District with a Scottish flare.  White Stone offer a variety of shopping and dining and has the Robert O. Norris bridge as the gateway to the lower Northern Neck.

There are many beautiful waterways in Lancaster County off the Chesapeake Bay, including Fleets Bay, the Rappahannock River and the Eastern and Western branches of the Corrotoman River.  You will find deep anchorage with protected water and wide views on Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek, Carters Creek, and many more.

The area is known for its shops, local seafood, restaurants, and plenty of activities for daytime and evening.  Lancaster has a rich history, and its well-known residents included Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington.  Great location, 1+hours to Richmond/Williamsburg/Newport News and 2+ hours to VA Beach/Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

A great source of information can be found on Virginia’s River Realm.  Make sure to join their newsletter to find out more events as they come around.

Areas in Lancaster: White Stone, Irvington, Kilmarnock, Upper Lancaster, Weems, Lively, Morattico, Ottoman, Merry Point

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fleets Bay, Rappahannock River, Eastern & Western Branch of the Corrotoman River, Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Carters Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek

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