Old Welbourne isn’t just a beautiful, classic Georgian manor house; it’s a graceful piece of history. The main house was built in 1889, but the property has been the home of prominent Virginia families for centuries. With soaring 12-foot ceilings, original woodwork, eight fireplaces and mature landscaping, Old Welbourne represents gracious Southern living at its best. The ruins of the original structure at Old Welbourne—a cabin built in 1810—exist on the property, enhancing the sense of legacy.
|LOCATION: Just north of the quaint village of Upperville, Old Welbourne is 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport and one hour from Washington, D.C. The property is in the heart of Piedmont Fox Hounds territory.
THE RESIDENCE: The curved drive sweeps up to the house and a marvelous Tulip Poplar tree, more than 100 years old, graces the front yard. Old Welbourne’s stately brick facade, pillared portico entrance and floor-to-ceiling windows evoke the elegance of years gone by. Heart pine floors, intricate molding and classic fireplaces make this a striking residence.
MAIN LEVEL: Stepping through the classic white columns and through the wide oak door, one enters the impressive Foyer, which has the 12-foot ceilings and heart pine floors that appear throughout the house. A graceful staircase leads up to the next level, while to the left is the Living Room (33’ x 16’). Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase views of the front lawns and the room has two slate fireplaces and built-in shelving. Adjoining the Living Room is the Library (20’ x 15’), where pine-paneled walls, built-in shelves and cabinetry and a brick fireplace create a refined atmosphere.
To the right of the Foyer lies the formal Dining Room (20’ x 16’). Recently redone with wallpaper from Gracie Studios, the room has a columned fireplace mantel, a slate fireplace and is an elegant place to entertain. Off the dining room is a spacious brick porch, enclosed with brick pillars and steps down to the pool area. A swinging door opens from the dining room onto a hallway that leads to the Kitchen. Off this hallway is a half-bath, china closet, stairs to the upper level and a laundry room. A small side porch lies at the end of the foyer and is accessible from this hallway as well. The Kitchen (17’ x 14’) retains its historical country kitchen charm while incorporating all the best amenities. With wood cabinets, a butcher’s block island, six-burner professional range set into a large brick hearth and a charming window seat, the kitchen is a place for the family to gather.
SECOND LEVEL: Upon ascending the graceful stairs from the foyer, the Master Suite lies to the left. Original wood floors, 10-foot ceilings and a lovely fireplace make the Master Bedroom (20’ x 16’) a delightful room. An adjoining master bath has a large shower, tub and marble counters. The master bath adjoins a dressing room/office with a desk and built-in shelving, as well as a spacious walk-in closet. Adjoining the master bedroom is a remarkable Sitting Room (18’ x 16’), with a walk-in closet and features 3 walls of windows overlooking the grounds.
On the other side of the landing, a hallway with two linen closets leads to Bedroom 2 (16’ x 14’) and Bedroom 3 (15’ x 13’), which both have marvelous views of the property, fireplaces and adjoining full baths. Bedroom 4 (17’ x 15’) is over the kitchen and has a full bath with unusual whirlpool tub. Stairs from this hallway lead up to the third level.
THIRD LEVEL: On the third floor, Bedroom 5 (13’6” x 11’6”) has closets and charming dormer windows, with an adjoining full bath with skylights. Bedrooms 6 (16’6” x 15’6”) and Bedroom 7 (14’6” x 12’6”) each have closets and a full bath.
LOWER LEVEL: Stairs lead from the kitchen hallway to the lower level, where there is a large finished Family Room (18’ x 15’6”) and utility rooms.
THE PROPERTY: The house at Old Welbourne is surrounded by lovely mature trees, a garden which encompasses the pool, set into a flagstone terrace. With rolling hills, verdant fields, spectacular trees and creeks bubbling, the property is an oasis of serenity. Behind the house is a nine-stall shedrow barn complete with a large tackroom, enclosed wash stall and hayloft. There is also a large machine shed. A tenant house with four bedrooms, full bath, living room, dining room and full kitchen lies just over the hill.
MLS#:LO6740615 Price: $4,500,000 Taxes: $13,906
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