Superbly sited in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic Boxley Farm presides over 40 acres of sweeping lawns, brilliant perennial gardens and gently rolling countryside. Impressive stone pillars and a long drive boarded by lush pastures and 100 year old oaks leads to this exquisite period colonial overlooking a picturesque pond in a storybook setting. The original log house, circa 1860, has been meticulously updated and later additions were wonderfully designed to form the perfect combination of historic beauty and modern amenities for a gracious and luxurious country lifestyle.
Surrounded by brick terraces, stone walls, a spectacular stable and charming office and guest apartment, this stunning twelve room residence is the centerpiece of a magnificent country estate.
A circular drive leads to the gracious main residence amongst towering specimen trees and mature landscaping. A two bay garage and adorable garden shed flank the beautiful brick courtyard overlooking a stocked pond, a riding ring and acres of verdant fields. The adjacent cottage features an office, guest room and exercise room on the main level. A separate entrance leads to the second level one bedroom apartment, ideal for au pair or guests.
Stunning double porches mark the entrance to this fabulous colonial. An inviting two story Foyer includes a guest Powder Room and gracious oak staircase. To the right is the Library (17’5 x 10) with tin ceiling, custom book cases and a fireplace with brick surround. To the left is the formal Dining Room (18 x 11’7), boasting an antique tin ceiling and glass paned pocket doors to the Family Room. The elegant formal Living Room (18 x 16’2) is to the rear with beamed ceiling, fireplace with marble surround and French doors leading to the wonderful and spacious rear porch.
The Family Room (17’6 x 15) includes a stone fireplace and opens to the spectacular Chef’s Kitchen (15’2 x 14) with state of the art appliances, center island with 6 burner gas stove, granite countertops and hand crafted custom cabinetry.
The Breakfast Room has two walls of windows overlooking the manicured grounds. A paneled Laundry Room, Pantry and Powder Room are located off the rear entrance hall.
Step down to the original log section of the home to a gorgeous Bedroom (23 x 15) with vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace and charming full bath with whirlpool tub.
The second level features the fabulous Master Bedroom Suite (24’8 x 18’4) boasting a Sitting Room (18’4 x 10) with walls of windows and spectacular views. The luxurious Master Bath has a heated tiled floor, antique soaking tub, Dressing Room and spacious custom closets. Pocket doors open to the adjacent study with a gas fireplace and access to the front porch.
Another huge Bedroom (19’4 x 18’4) includes vaulted ceilings, access to the porch and a private full bath.
The wood work, paneling, wainscoting and moldings throughout this exquisite home are extraordinary. Heart pine floors grace both levels, creating a warm, charming and elegant air throughout. The décor is stunning and the quality and craftsmanship are impeccable.