The Plains, Virginia
A long driveway off a quiet country road past extensive stone walls and large hardwoods approaches this elegant and very charming home. The private 13+/- acre estate features lush landscaping and sweeping lawns, is surrounded by much larger farms under open-space easements.
LOCATION: Ideally situated between the quaint villages of Middleburg and The Plains. The property, just off Zulla Road, is close by Route 50 and Route 66 with easy connections to Dulles International Airport or Washington, D.C.
RESIDENCE: This stone and stucco house features reclaimed old-pine floors throughout the large light filled rooms. The custom finishes and substantial moldings give it a fresh and stylish flair. Old wood mantels on the four fireplaces, as well as antique crystal chandeliers make for a true Virginia country dwelling.
MAIN LEVEL: The Entrance Hall (13’X13’) with stairs has interesting faux-finish painted paneling and opens into the Library (18’6X15’)with its marble fireplace, bronze sconces, built-in shelves, which in turn accesses the spacious Living Room (18’6X26’6) with its four pair of French doors, marble fireplace and picture window, focusing on the pastoral and mountain views. Stepping outside to the left is a boxwood garden, and to the right is a Covered Stone Terrace (18’6X13’6) with Italian lanterns overlooking the lawn.
Separate doors from the Library lead to a beautiful Dining Room (16’6X15’6) with a marble fireplace and pairs of narrow French doors leading to the Covered Terrace and swinging door to the separate pantry with refrigerator, built-ins for crystal and china storage, sink and entrance to the Kitchen (15’X14’).
To the right, the Entrance Hall opens into the Kitchen with its custom cherry cabinetry, a large butcher block island, extensive granite countertops and Sub-Zero appliances. Adjoining the Kitchen is a multiwindowed Breakfast Room (20’X10’6) and a Keeping Room (15’X12’6) with a wall of built-in cabinets for media equipment over the stone fireplace. French doors open onto the large high ceilinged, Screened Porch(21’X19’) with a ceiling fan and flagstone floor. A stone walkway leads out across the lawn to an inviting setting and a welcoming Swimming Pool (18’X40’) with a flagstone surround. The Mud Room (11’6X24’) is next to the Breakfast Room with an extra sink, built-in cabinets, and a half bath. There is a dog door for large dogs opening into a two acre, triple fenced yard for the family’s furry friends. A clematis-covered pergola connects to the garage.
To the left of the Entrance Hall is a powder room and coat closet leading to the Master Suite. The Master Bedroom (18’X17’) has twin doors opening onto a covered porch where steps enter the boxwood garden. Off the Master Bedroom is a Dressing Room (8’X11’6) with a bay window, shelves, and closets which lead to his and her bathrooms which have a “secret “access to each other via the shower.
UPPER LEVEL: Stairs from the Entrance Hall lead up to The Sitting Room (12’6X9’6). Adjacent are two large Bedrooms(15’6X14’6)and (14’6X16’6) each with its own dressing area and bathroom. On each side of the house are attics for storage.
LOWER LEVEL: The basement is completely finished comprising of a Playroom/Exercise Room (32’X17’) with a utility room at each end, a Laundry Room (13’6X15’6) and an Office/Bedroom (13’6X15’6) with a full bath.
THE PROPERTY: Foalsfiled is situated on gently rolling land in the much desired Orange County Hunt in Fauquier County. Civil War era stone walls thread themselves through towering ancient oaks. Fields and black board fenced horse paddocks surround the residence.
MLS#: FQ8022483 PRICE: $2,100,000 TAXES: $4,555 (2009)
Cellular: (540) 454-5555
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