An impressive gated entry and a long paced drive lead up the mountainside through lush woodlands to an exquisite hunt country estate in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located on a spectacular hilltop setting, this extraordinary English manor affords breathtaking views of the unspoiled wilderness and the magnificent rolling countryside below.
LOCATION: Ideally located just west of the historic village of Upperville, the property is within easy access of Washington, D.C. via Route 50 or I-66. Washington Dulles International Airport is approximately forty-five minutes away.
PROPERTY: Encompassing 40 acres in the prestigious Piedmont Hunt Territory, this exceptional estate offers the utmost in privacy, serenity and seclusion. Stone walls and extensive landscaping complement the formal courtyard and gardens surrounding the manor house. A detached three bay garage is designed to resemble a charming English carriage house.
RESIDENCE: Enter the elegant Foyer with marble flooring and exquisite crystal chandeliers. Step down to the fabulous “Grand Salon” with soaring ceilings, extraordinary moldings and a wall of windows and French doors capturing the breathtaking views.
To the right is the Formal Dining Room boasting a Schonber crystal chandelier, and recessed lighting. The flooring and walls are consistent with the salon/living room. Spacious, light and bright gourmet Kitchen boasts a (six-burner) cooktop island, Sub-zero refrigerator/freezer, limestone flooring dotted with tumbled marble, ceramic tile counters and back splash with hand-painted deco tiles scattered throughout. French doors access the flagstone balcony; adjacent orangery connects to the grand entry. Beyond the “back” staircase, from kitchen to upper bedroom level, is the intimate Morning/Breakfast Room with fireplace.
At the opposite side of the Grande Salon is the solid mahogany paneled Library with custom bookcases, mahogany doors, French doors to the flagstone balcony, marble fireplace with period mantel, and an antique estate chandelier. Two power rooms are located on the main level.
Gracing the grand staircase to the upper bedroom level is a 48” Schonber crystal chandelier (adjustable height for cleaning), and matching Schonber wall scones.
UPPER LEVEL: The Master Bedroom Suite looks out across the valley and mountains through a wall of glass. The adjacent sitting room features a marble fireplace with two closets. In the spacious master bath, enjoy the limestone shower “for two,” Jacuzzi, private water closet, and incredible views. Two additional walk-in closets complete the master suite.
There are three additional bedrooms and two full baths – all with views, walk-in or double closets, transom lighting above doorways, and hardwood floors.
LOWER LEVEL: The spacious Recreation Room mirrors the Grande Salon, again opening through French doors to the covered flagstone terrace, with spectacular valley and mountain vistas. A huge stone fireplace (with stones from the property), custom media cabinet (made from antique wood), and 2nd party kitchen (with ice-maker, mini fridge, and small dishwasher) complete the ‘party room/potential media center.’ The floors are hardwood.
COMPLETING THIS LEVEL:
*Walk-in wine cellar with wrought-iron gate, terra cotta tiles and walls of wine racks.
*Two bonus rooms on the lower level could be additional private study, guest or au pair suite, or game room.
*Full ceramic tile bath and huge storage/equipment space.
Heating system: 3 zone propane gas furnaces. All five fireplaces have been outfitted with fire starters or gas logs. Two 1000-gallon propane tanks supply the fuel. Three air conditioning units cool the home.
Exterior of home is EIFS stucco designed and treated to look like limestone.
Kitchen cabinets – from Wrights woodworking, stained and finished.
10 telephone lines, CAT5 wiring.
Buckingham slate roofing, and copper gutters and downspouts.
5 Ceiling fans.
10,000-gallon potable water reserve with fire hydrant.
Septic tank capacity: 1,200 gallons. Gravity-fed drainfield with reserve field, designed for 4 bedroom home.
Well; drilled 80 foot depth, located 200’ from septic field.
Three-car detached garage.
Home is sited at an elevation of 1,500’.
Access to the property is a twenty-five foot right-of-way from John Mosby Highway, across Fauquier County property to the Loudoun County 99 acre site.
Note the extensive landscaping, 100 year old Boxwoods, courtyard, and private blacktop road.
NOTE: See Listing Agent for County requirements for re-grading.
Inspection by appointment only.
MLS:LO5571689 PRICE: $2,555,000 TAXES: $21,689 (2007)
Offer subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change of price or withdrawal without notice.
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