OAKENDALE FARM

The Plains, Virginia

Oakendale Farm is the epitome of an exquisite Virginia hunt country estate in prime Orange County Hunt territory.  From the Manor house to the meticulously manicured gardens, grounds, dependencies and the hundreds of acres of surrounding pastures with protected view-sheds, Oakendale is in a class of its own.

The entrance to the estate is from a quiet country road, 5 minutes south of historic Middleburg. Once inside the gates, the first drive to the left leads to the courtyard of the manor house and the adjacent office and a guest house. Tied into this courtyard is a second courtyard, which offers the custom greenhouse, the oversized and heated 5 bay garage with an expansive second floor entertainment room and the 105k generator for back-up power to the manor house and most of the other buildings in these two courtyards.

MANOR HOUSE: Designed by renowned architect, William Lawrence Bottomley, the Colonial Revival stone manor house (c.1938) is sited perfectly to enjoy the commanding views of the estate and surrounding countryside from the Bull Run to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Originally constructed by master builder W. J. Hanback, the home underwent extensive renovation under the direction of the owner, Mary Braga. Her appreciation of Oakendale’s magnificent location, plus her discerning and sophisticated eye to detail, created the exquisite property of today.

One enters the Foyer (15’ x 14’), to its beautiful, curved staircase, and wide board walnut flooring which carries throughout the formal living areas. To the right of the foyer, wide steps lead down into the anteroom, which creates a lovely entry into the gracious Living Room (36’ x 18’6”). From here one begins to appreciate some of Mrs. Braga’s redesign, where just beyond the walk-in bay window a garden was created to frame the magnificent views to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Once again from the foyer, a hallway leads first into the very handsome paneled library (16’ x 16’), designed for luxurious reading and writing. The hallway then leads to the elegant stone terrace with seating walls surrounded by boxwood gardens designed to draw attention to the expansive and protected views.  From the terrace one has access to the pool (60’ x 40’), complete with pool house with covered terrace, grill, wet bar, showers and changing rooms.

Returning to the home, the next room from the foyer is the formal dining room (20’ x 18’) sized for grand dining, as well as an intimate dining area for 4 surrounded by windows, once again designed for the views. Just beyond the dining room is a very private garden room perfect for taking afternoon tea.

Once again from the foyer, the room immediately to the left of the front door houses 2 coat closets and leads to the elevator and the butler’s pantry. From here one enters the Kitchen (20’ x 17’), which features a 6 burner Viking Range with Viking Hood. The workspace is open to the light filled Breakfast Room (12’6” x 9’) surrounded by windows. Beyond the kitchen is the laundry area, steps to both the upper and lower levels and a side door, which leads to the courtyard shared by the 2-story office and guest house.

The second level of the manor house offers a magnificent master suite complete with Bedroom (21’ x 17’), private porch for breathing in the gorgeous views from sunrise to sunset, Sitting Room (20’ x 16’), Exercise Room/Dressing Room (12’ x 9’) and 2 full baths.  The remainder of the second level offers: Bedroom #2 (17’ x 16’) with private bath, Bedroom #3 (15’ x 10’) with private bath and a separate suite with 2 Bedrooms (11’ x 9’ & 12’ x 8’), full bath and sitting room with kitchenette. This suite also has access to the back stairwell.

In addition to the Manor House of Oakendale, dependencies include:

  • 2-story office with porch
  • Guest house with terrace
  • Farm manager’s house
  • 5+ car garage with grand party room
  • 8 stall courtyard barn with double wash stall, office, laundry, and one bedroom apartment
  • Barn for 2 horse trailers
  • Equipment barn with 8 bays (3 climate controlled)
  • Bank barn and Creamery
  • Exquisite greenhouse
  • Pool (60’ x 40’), pool house with terrace, showers and changing rooms
  • 105k generator
  • Historic Log Cabin located on the adjacent 102. Acre parcel

The manor house and other structures of Oakendale are made even more wonderful surrounded by its exceptional land with spring-fed ponds, fenced pastures and extraordinary ride-out.  It has been said that Oakendale can best be experienced from the back of a horse.

837+ acres    MLS# FQ9877090

333 acres      MLS# FQ9864481

PRICE: $17,990,000

PRICE: $8,990,000


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