The Old Church Home


Middlesex Inland

160 Carlton Road
Wake, VA 23176

Sold CBRAR #1804666

This one-of-a-kind 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was built as a church in 1898. The church was renovated and converted into a truly unique living space, keeping much of the original charm. There are many custom features throughout the home including heart pine floors, cathedral ceilings, fireplaces and original hardware. The property consists of 2 private acres, a detached 3 car garage and a guest cottage with a full bath. Public beach and community boat ramp are nearby.


  • Acreage

    2 private acres

  • Garage

    3 car

  • Guest Cottage

    Currently an office
    Loft area
    Full Bath

  • Community Amenities

    Public Beach
    Boat Ramp

  • Exterior

    Colonial style
    Vinyl siding
    Composition roof
    Covered porch

  • Heating/Cooling

    Air/heat pump
    3 fireplaces

  • Antique church building c.1898 transformed into remarkable home, wonderfully maintained and renovated.

  • Front main view of the home

  • Covered Porch perfect for entertaining, casual dining

  • Covered Porch and deck convenient to the main house

  • Detached 3 car Garage

  • Garage side view

  • Guest Cottage w/bath

  • Side view of the Guest cottage with charming railed steps. Perfect spot for an Art studio

  • View of the home through the trees

  • Back side of the house and covered porch


  • Built

    c. 1898
    Originally a church

  • Square Footage

    1906 sq. ft.
    +Guest house

  • Three Bedrooms

    1st floor Master
    + 9' ceilings
    2 Guest rooms

  • Two Full Baths

  • Kitchen/Dining

    Large, open
    Harlequin floors
    Solid surface counters
    Custom pine cabinets

  • Living Area

    Built-in cabinetry
    Ceiling Fan

  • Office Area

  • Dramatic Fireplace in the living area

  • Open living space and dining area

  • Living area with wood stove

  • Unique lighting, built in bookcases and cathedral ceilings

  • Kitchen workspace

  • Dining to Kitchen Area with Harlequin floors, lots of counters and cabinets.

  • Office area to kitchen

  • Small office space between the master bedroom and kitchen

  • View to the 1st floor master bedroom

  • 1st floor Bedroom

  • Full bath #1

  • Full Bath with cathedral ceiling and beautiful window

  • Contemporary winding stairway

  • Stairway view from the 2nd floor

  • Stairway view 3

  • Beautiful wood ceiling, floors and walls in bedroom 2

  • Light and airy bedroom 3 with lovely fireplace and hardwood floors

  • Lots of possibilities for this contemporary space

  • Shiplap wall and ceiling creates a unique space for bathroom # 2.

  • Interior of Guest cottage currently an office

  • Guest Cottage with bath and loft currently used as an office

  • View from the covered porch to the deck and back entrance

  • Interesting storage area

  • Original hardware from c.1898


Middlesex County

Welcome to Middlesex County, established in 1673, located off the Chesapeake Bay with the beautiful Rappahannock River, pristine Piankatank River (the cleanest river in the state), plus absolutely stunning, wide, deep creeks.  Middlesex is a little over 200 square miles with 80 square miles of waterfront and quaint waterfront towns including Urbanna, Deltaville, and Saluda.  Only an 1+ hours to Richmond/Newport News/Williamsburg and 2+ hours to Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

Urbanna is the largest town in Middlesex and home to the Oyster Festival. For over 50 years, the town has hosted the Oyster Festival on the first weekend in November. Local and visitors alike come to the small town to sample the seafood, enjoy music, and see the crafts offered by local vendors. Urbanna is a “golf cart friendly” community with shops, restaurants, community pool and much more.

Deltaville, while not the largest town, is very well known for its deep anchorage, multiple marinas and amazing waterways and views.  It was originally known as “Sandy Bottom” but renamed in 1909. In 2012 Deltaville was named ‘the Boating Capital of the Chesapeake Bay.’ Approximately 500-800 people live here full time and thousands in the summer.  Full of shops, restaurants, and waterfront fun, Deltaville is truly a charming town.

With many deep ports off the rivers and bays, Middlesex is well known for its local crabs, oysters, fish, and more.  Many locals are watermen who know the waterways better than anyone, and they have some great stories to tell.  With so much beauty and serenity, Middlesex County is sure to warm your heart.

Looking for great things to do while here?  Visit Virginia’s River Realm and learn more on shops, dining and upcoming events.

Areas in Middlesex: Urbanna, Deltaville, Saluda, Hartfield, Locust Hill, Stingray Point, Wake, Topping, Syringa, Waterview, Jamaica, Church View, Christchurch, Hardyville

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fishing Bay, Rappahannock River, Piankatank River, Urbanna Creek, Robinson Creek, Broad Creek, Jackson Creek, Wilton Creek, Moore Creek, Healy Creek, Hunton Creek, Bush Park Creek, Meachim Creek, LaGrange Creek

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