Luxury Homes for Sale in Mechanicsville - Welcome to Ambrosia

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Luxury Homes for Sale in Mechanicsville - Welcome to Ambrosia

Luxury Homes for Sale in Mechanicsville - Welcome to AmbrosiaTired of the hustle and bustle of it all? Sick of the cookies cutter homes? Uninspired by your housing choices? Well, fret no more! Welcome home to "Ambrosia," your new luxury home in Mechanicsville!

3423 Lake View Road Mechanicsville VA

We all know that "Orange is the New Black" so I declare Mechanicsville is the new West End! The Ambrosia estate is located just 15 miles from the Richmond International Airport, 20 minutes from Downtown Richmond, and under 30 minutes to the Short Pump Town Center, making working in the fast paced life and retreating to tranquility possible!

Ambrosia, located at 3423 Lake View Road Mechanicsville VA, is a one of a kind, custom built home with fine details lovingly handpicked to create a unique design element.

Ambrosia Home Features 

As soon as you arrive you will know you are in store for something special with a long paver driveway leading you to a 3 car garage and a walkway beckoning you to come in. As you admire the stone and stucco exterior, you will appreciate the Gargoyle lamp post used in a Batman movie, the antique iron fencing salvaged from old plantation homes, plaques and keystones from Randall's Urban Sculptures, and copper chimney pots from Jack Arnold Products - no plastic gutters here!

As you enter the interior of the home you will be impressed with the grand foyer highlighted by soaring ceilings, heart pine hardwood floors salvaged from a church in Southwest VA, divine moldings & surrounds created by mixing antique wood, rescued from Richmond homes built in the 1770's, with new materials creating a wonderful conversation starter! 

To your right is a nod to the days of old with a stunning parlor featuring a pristine gas fireplace, coffered ceilings, and custom built-in cabinets. This room is stately yet balanced with a very comfortable feeling! To the left you will discover great oak columns that were once part of a Brownstone in Philadelphia and they usher you into the elegant dining room with a custom built cabinet for all of your priceless heirloom treasures!

3423 Lake View Road Mechanicsville VAAs you meander through to the great room, your heart will start to race at the sight of the breathtaking view of the 85 acre lake! A stone wall holds its own against the view and showcases a gas fireplace with beautiful built-in nooks. A distinctive arch whispers come hither as you part the sliding glass doors and allow nature to come in! Out on the screened-in porch, which has composite flooring, a fantastic Bar-B-Que and bar, wildlife envelopes you with the sight of blue herons, eagles, and vibrant colored butterflies.

Once you can tear yourself away from the porch, make way to the chef's kitchen which features: custom cabinetry, exotic double thick granite with double ogee edging, a top of the line gas cook-top, and 2 copper sinks. This is a kitchen Bobby Flay would be proud to call his own! Adjacent to the kitchen is another gas fireplace and a lovely eat-in area which overlooks the lake.

Tucked nicely behind the kitchen is the first floor laundry room complete with a newer washer, dryer, mud sink, and plenty of granite. Who said laundry had to be a chore?! Just outside the laundry room you will be thrilled to find a laundry shoot in the second front entrance, and a half bath which is the perfect place to clean up after a fun day playing in the water!

As you make your way down the hall to the other side of the first floor, you will notice a great intercom system and another half bath which is impeccable.

The first floor master bedroom is expansive and contains delicate details found nowhere else. Just look at the door hinges and you will realize no detail has been spared in your new home! A bay window currently houses a sitting room, however it would also be a fantastic reading, television, or meditation room! Yes, it also has a view of the lake! 

The en suite master bath is lavish with custom cabinetry, a large Jacuzzi tub, a separate double shower with magnificent tile work, and dual vanities. A walk-in closet completes the main floor.

As you make your way to the upper level, note the gleaming wooden treads accented by the stone risers leading you to the upstairs cat walk. Here you will stop in your tracks and freeze at the picturesque view of the lake framed by the half moon of the arch in the great room.

Once you thaw out, turn left and discover the 2nd master suite with tray ceiling, a laundry shoot, and an attached bath with quality tile work. At the other end of the hall is bedroom 3 which also boasts a tray ceiling and is the room all of your guests will be clamoring for as it also has a spectacular view of the water! An attached bath, shared with bedroom 4, has lovely tile work throughout. 

Now, before you hurry to get to the piece de resistance of the lower level, don't forget to tour the unfinished walk-up attic as there is a wonderful surprise waiting just for you. One hint: FORE!

Mechanicsville Luxury Homes for Sale, Shannon Milligan Richmond RealtorAs you descend to the finished lower level with travertine flooring, you will know your are now in your own personal wonderland! Here you will fall in love with a billiard area, a spacious gathering area around the 5th gas fireplace, and a glorious wet bar complete with a full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, and granite counters! When your guests are too tired to drive home for the night, they can retreat to the private bedroom on the lower level and access the full bath with intricate tile detailing. The lower level is a glorious entertaining space OR it would make for the perfect in-law suite!

When you want to take the party outside or simply want to unwind, move out onto your paver patio and proudly watch as your friends make their way to the dock for a fun fishing expedition or marvel at the beauty that surrounds you on your almost 11 acre lot!

The Community of Idylwild

Accessed by a private road, Ambrosia is one of 12 grand estate homes situated around the 85 acre lake. As you head home, you will feel like you are in an enchanted forest yet will bask in the knowledge that shopping, entertainment, and dining is just minutes away!

Children who live in Idylwild may attend one of these Hanover County Public Schools:

Battlefield Elementary School

Stonewall Jackson Middle School

Lee Davis High School

For more information about these schools, please visit: The Virginia Department of Education Report Cards.

Richmond VA Luxury Realtor

Ready to pack your bags and move in? Call your Richmond VA Luxury Realtor, Shannon Milligan at the RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties, today to schedule your private showing!

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RVA Home Team

Winning with Integrity

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Comments (16)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Shannon - now that is luxury.  You have done a great job on this blog and your website in showcasing it.  It should peak the right buyers' interest.

Aug 16, 2014 11:54 PM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Shannon, LOVE your writing style-it flows so easily and is clever and entertaining;  yet you have put the hook into anyone looking for a truly luxurious home around Mechanicsville, VA!

Aug 17, 2014 01:48 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Having grown up in Mechanicsville, I watch with amazement at how much it has changed - this is a lovely neighborhood and a beautiful home.  You did a great job promoting it!

Aug 17, 2014 02:21 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Shannon: This is a magnificent luxury home for sale in Mechanicsville. Great curb appeal and an incredible interior...this one is a keeper!

Aug 17, 2014 02:50 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Grant - Thank you for the compliment! Easy to market a property you love!

Sharon & Bruce - Thanks! It is such a wonderful home. The view is AMAZING!

Susan Haughton - I didn't realize you grew up there! Such a beautiful area. If anyone from NOVA is looking for a relaxing weekend home, it would be great to work with you ;)

Anita - Thanks! The details are just endless!


Aug 17, 2014 03:19 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Phenomenal property and excellent and creative presentation, Shannon. And I love the names - Ambrosia and Idylwild - enchanting. 

Aug 17, 2014 04:02 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Deb - Thanks! It perfectly describes this Mechanicsville estate home for sale. I am holding a Broker's Open this week and can't wait to show off the features to my fellow agents!

Aug 17, 2014 04:04 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Shannon,  This is a beauitful home. I like that there are only 12 homes around an 85 acre lake.  You defintely have some privacy and room here.  You did an amazing presentation of this property.

Aug 17, 2014 12:10 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Shannon. You can tell the pride the owners have in their home, hopefully a new owner will appreciate this magnificent home just the same way.

Make it a great week!

Aug 17, 2014 08:32 PM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Elyse - It is very prestigious yet not pretentious! Thank you for the compliment!

Joe - Oh yes! They have lovingl maintained this Luxury home for sale in Mechanicsville!

Aug 18, 2014 01:17 AM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

This is a fantastic property. Thank you for sharing and best of luck!

Aug 18, 2014 07:07 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Shannon, do you know how to work the WOW factor or what?  I seriously salivated at the language you used in spinning the tale of this beauty. Girl, you know how to DO IT! I lived in Richmond many many years ago and Mechanicsville sounds familiar but the name of the town certainly doesn't lend itself to THIS luxury!

Any seller should be darned happy to have you on board...REALLY. 

Aug 18, 2014 11:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Shannon, sure looks like Ambrosia would be a great location for executives looking for a luxury home.   Having a view of the lake would be very special.

Aug 18, 2014 11:28 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Shannon, another great listing. I know with the exceptional job you do of marketing your listings, you will have this one sold in no time. Any buyer would be salivating after this description. Shannon Milligan is the go to agent in Mechanicsville.

Aug 19, 2014 12:16 AM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Jeremy - Thank you! It really is a stunning home and must be toured in person to get the "feel!"

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 Thank you so much for the very kind words! I held a Broker's Open yesterday and people commented on how they thought I was kidding when I wrote about the lamp post from a Batman movie - no puffery here ;)

Joan - Oh, the lake is spectacular! My seller has a wonderful dock with a little motorized boat for his fishing expeditions!

Tammie - Thank you! While the address is Mechanicsville, it is located in the very special section called Old Church and it is amazing!



Aug 19, 2014 11:32 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Shannon, how did the brokers like it?

Aug 19, 2014 11:37 PM