Have you always wondered what lay beyond the white gates on Southampton? While structures on the ~8 acre property date back to 1790, the farmhouse was built in 1936 by Brady Saunders who envisioned a "neighborhood" of large homes on larger lots just south of the James River. This offering includes the house, detached 2 car garage, and two sheds which sit on 3.84 acres. The additional 4 acres is being offered separately as two lots. The large elm trees are approximately 175 years old and the large beech trees are approximately 275 years old! The 4,300 sqft house features large formal rooms, tall ceilings, fireplaces, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, library and screened in porch. The 2 bedroom guest suite accessed via the rear staircase is included in the bedroom count. While the house and floorplan are formal and elegant, a kitchen / family room expansion would not detract from the historic appeal.