The genteel country estate of Windrush Farm sits well off the main road in the quiet village of Rectortown. Stone posts mark the entrance to the picturesque private lane; passing an open field and the stunningly transformed barn, the lane then turns to the right arriving at the guest parking. Ascend stone steps to the manicured lawn with its majestic trees and the first glimpse of the home and the magnificent mountain views.
This wonderful estate lives as a country retreat with incredible privacy and offers a seven-bedroom manor home with attached pool pavilion and specially designed exercise room. Another section of the home offers a gardener’s room with attached greenhouse. The current owners transformed the once humble barn into a state of the art entertainment center and adjacent 2-story office with conference room. Beyond the exquisite gardens is the Hard Court tennis court with pavilion. This entire estate meshes beautifully with the countryside with most main level rooms opening either to one of the screened porches, stone terraces or the beautiful gardens. Subtle garden lighting provides a dramatic backdrop for the evening.
MAIN HOME: Understated elegance, the front portico leads into the foyer of the initial c. 1850 four-room home. It is here one begins to appreciate the quality and the details. Through the years, mostly since the 1990s, this home has evolved into a gracious home for quiet living as well as grand gatherings. Included on the main level is the foyer, den, music room, library, living room with wet bar, dining room, breakfast room, expansive kitchen with glass wall and doors to the pool and exercise room. The gardener’s room, of professional quality, opens to the restored greenhouse. Attached to the home is a 2-car garage, with steps to the basement. An additional 3-car garage is part of the barn complex.
On the second level, accessed from the foyer, are four bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. From the kitchen one accesses the 2 bedroom guest suite each with bath, and above the greenhouse, with separate outside entrance, is the 7th bedroom with full bath.
Throughout the home are beautiful wood floors, built-in cabinets, mantles and paneled walls of heart pine. Wood burning fireplaces are in the den, library, living room and, master bedroom. Special features include the SONOS Sound System, security system, a back-up generator for the house and barn, and high-speed internet via a T1 line.
RECENT ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS: The current owners have made extensive additions and improvements which have been professionally designed and custom built. Some of the improvements include: dramatic new kitchen with glass wall and doors overlooking the pool. The pool and pool bath were refurbished. A spectacular exercise room with glass walls was added with access from the pool deck. From the kitchen, a two-bedroom guest suite was added. The tennis court and pavilion were built. A new well and septic system were installed, and the extensive barn conversion resulted in a wonderful new gathering and business center.
LAND: The land is wonderfully verdant and gently rolling in two parcels, with the home, barn and tennis court on the 30-acre parcel. A contiguous 10.64-acre parcel has frontage on Maidstone Road and is currently in land use for hay. Seller will not be responsible for Roll Back Taxes should purchaser discontinue land use. This is a buildable parcel with a section restricted from building.
WINDRUSH FARM is a wonderful retreat within minutes of historic Middleburg, in the heart of Virginia’s Horse and Wine Country. It offers excellent access to I-66, Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C.
MLS# FQ8173214 PRICE: $3,495,000