The home’s four bedrooms feature ensuite bathrooms, beautifully-renovated with Italian marble, and Tiffany light fixtures that catch the eye with oblong crystals said to perfectly mimic the shape of those on the original bedroom overheads.
The king suite, which conveniently offers an adjoining sitting room, is stylishly appointed with a luxurious leather sofa and chairs and also provides access to a wide balcony overlooking the home’s solid marble front porch below.
The main area of the first floor features 14-foot ceilings and Palladian windows that flood the rooms in natural light and give the entire space an open, modern feel.
There is also a huge formal dining room and living room, joined by the foyer, that combine to form a much larger entertainment space that opens on either side to two terraces flanking the exterior. The living room includes a delightful musician’s mezzanine that is accessed via a small, winding staircase.
Perhaps one of the most charming rooms in the house, the Butler’s pantry has been tastefully updated with custom cabinetry and countertops made from 200+ year-old cypress. An adjoining breakfast room that features warm wood and sunlight from its Eastern exposure, makes for an inviting space for coffee and conversation.
The octagonal study, or library, features flooring, trim, and mantle crafted from incredibly rare curly pine, said to be sourced from a single tree and featuring a unique, burled pattern. Four sets of French doors, Art Nouveau light fixture, rich emerald green walls, and an original oil painting permanently mounted above the fireplace complete the space.
Large steel support beams in the basement and elsewhere (very rare in private homes of this era) and a lovely marble trim surrounding the exterior’s base are a few of its many unique and valuable details. Exterior walls are 16 inches of brick, and had to be painstakingly repointed.
Another marble porch outside the back door leads to the home’s original carriage house, still in a state of disrepair, but which could someday be transformed into a restaurant, luxury boutique, or executive office spaces.
Entertainment and cultural options abound within walking distance of the Truitt House’s location, including a Cultural Arts center, several museums, wine shop, and the Nansemond Brewing Station serving local IPAs and Oatmeal Stout.
Bid either live, in-person at the property, or remotely, and be ready to bid by 11 am, August 19, 2022!