William E. Poole Designs
William E. Poole
Tayloe House
This house was probably built between 1750 and 1759 when Dr. James Carter owned the property. After completing Mount Airy, the great stone mansion located in Virginia's Northern Neck, Colonel John Tayloe, one of the wealthiest landowners in the colony, purchased the neat frame home as his Williamsburg town house. The Colonel spent a good deal of time in Williamsburg serving on the Governor’s Council, entertaining friends in his stylish house and racing horses. As one of the first professional breeders of fine race horses in America, Tayloe is credited with establishing Virginia's excellent equine bloodlines when he imported the famous Childers from England. The Tayloe house is noted for its unique gambrel roof and fine interior woodwork. The house was restored in 1950.

Tayloe House General Specs

No. of Stories 1 1/2
No. of Bedrooms 3
No. of Bathrooms 2
No. of Half Baths 1
Master Bedroom Location 2nd Floor
First Floor 1617 Sq. Ft.
Second Floor 1142 Sq. Ft.
Total Heated Square Footage 2759 Sq. Ft.
Garage Size 2 Car
Foundation Basement/Crawlspace
Width (Ft.-In.) 37' - 0
Depth (Ft.-In.) 85' - 0
First Floor Ceiling Height 10'
Second Floor Ceiling Height 9'
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