Down the river, New Sophia Street Gem seeks lucky first owner, $1,799,900

By Jesse Scott for The Free Lance–Star

Call it a rare find, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, rare event, or any other related phrase of your choosing. A brand new waterfront property has landed on the market in downtown Fredericksburg.

Perhaps you’ve passed by 1119 Sophia St. and been awestruck by its majestic waterfront appearance. Well, now is the time to stop gawking and take action. The 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residence is listed with Alex Belcher of Belcher Real Estate for $1,799,900.

Alex Belcher was honored as one of REALTOR Magazine’s “30 Under 30” and in his decade plus in the business he has sold over 1,600 homes. It is consistently ranked among Virginia’s top agents, and in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Belcher Real Estate was ranked among INC’s fastest growing companies. 5000. He is focused on helping customers through every step of the buying and selling process and with this one he sees so much value.

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Reflecting on the property at 1119 Sophia St., Belcher says it’s a truly special find. “This is one of those extremely rare opportunities to be right on the river in downtown Fredericksburg — not with a townhouse or condo — but with your own estate,” he says. “At every point, inside and out, this is loaded with upgrades.”

The look begins with its exterior spaces. For entertainment and parking, you’ll find few downtown setups as primed as this one. In addition to its aggregate driveway and four-car garage, which has an elevator that services each interior level, there is a huge covered patio with recessed lighting. This patio space can serve as several additional parking spaces or perhaps another unique entertaining utopia.

At the rear, yes, the property line slopes down to the shores of Rappahannock. To the rear of the home and constructed of premium Brazilian Ipe wood, is a massive rear deck to take in the views. Belcher says, “There are very few waterfront properties in downtown Fredericksburg, let alone the ones you own down to the river. This is the time to seize such a scenic opportunity before the opportunity disappears.

The house itself is made of the finest materials, including a standing seam metal roof, HardiePlank siding, and custom brickwork. Before heading inside, pause on its covered porch with towering white columns and prepare for a breathtaking experience just steps away.

Contemporary, open and bright are the keywords inside, folks. A testament to its living spaces: There are 74 high-end Marvin windows to complement its hand-scraped Lauzon hardwood floors and elegant crown moldings. Main level features include multiple open living areas, with the aft space including a coffered ceiling and two sliding glass doors to the aft deck. The river views are incredible, including from the elegant dining room.

The cuisine here is a gastronomic delight. It features stainless steel Miele appliances with stainless steel hood, a massive center island and breakfast bar, large farmhouse sink, pot filler, quartz counter tops and luxury cabinetry with black handles tasteful. Pendant and recessed lighting make the elegant space even more vibrant.

This floor is complemented by a main level bedroom that can easily be used as a home office or office. It includes a French entry door, recessed lighting, a walk-in closet and a full bathroom with a quartz and tile ambiance.

Upstairs are a total of three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including the master suite with river views. In addition to its own private balcony overlooking everything, it has two ceiling fans, a walk-in closet and a dreamy en-suite bathroom. En-suite bathroom touches include another walk-in closet, glass-encased walk-in shower with rain shower head, ceramic tiles, and – get ready for a unique touch – a coffee bar. For that morning coffee or perhaps a bubbly evening, there’s a quartz-draped coffee bar with sink, Miele mini-fridge and storage right there in your happy place.

The rest of the upper level includes the laundry area, a modern full bathroom with ceramic flooring and two super spacious bedrooms with their own walk-in closets.

Beyond the beautiful housing site, there is so much to do within a simple stroll. Downtown Fredericksburg’s main thoroughfare, Caroline Street, with its shops, restaurants and amenities, is just one block away. For fresh reading from the master suite’s private balcony, the Fredericksburg branch of the Rappahannock Central Regional Library is across the street. And for commuters, the Fredericksburg VRE/Amtrak station is ¾ mile southeast and several I-95 exits (Route 17 and Route 3) are less than 10 minutes away.

“The care and attention to detail throughout the home is second to none, not to mention its incredible location,” says Belcher. “I encourage anyone to see this masterpiece to believe it.”

For more information or to schedule a visit to 1119 Sophia St. in downtown Fredericksburg, contact Alex Belcher of Belcher Real Estate at 540/300-9669 or [email protected] The Belcher Real Estate office is located at 809 William Street in downtown Fredericksburg. Belcher Real Estate and its highly trained team are ready to serve buyers and sellers throughout the region. Belcher Real Estate is ready and well equipped to help navigate you every step of the way.

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