"Aurora", built in 1799, has all the charm and character of a 200 year old house with the modern amenities of one that has been well-loved and beautifully cared-for over the years. Located just outside the town of Berryville in historic Clarke County, the home has extensive views of crop fields on two sides, with a distant glimpse of mountains. Each room in the original part of the house has 10 ft ceilings, elegant crown moldings, and there are working brick fireplaces in five of the rooms. The floors are original pine, the large windows let in plenty of light. The main floor of the home consists of a formal living room, a formal dining room, a comfortable library, and a good-sized kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet and counter space for the serious cook A sun/breakfast room was added off the kitchen to provide space for a casual dining table and numerous book shelves. A large deck wraps around the back of the house. Upstairs are three large bedrooms and two nice bathrooms, a laundry area, and more closets than are found in most old homes. The basement, besides having plenty of storage space, provides a close look at the seriously thick stone foundation which has underpinned Aurora for all these years. There are two outbuildings; a one- car garage, and a very cute gardening shed with a large area for wood storage. The grounds are dotted with mature trees and simple perennial beds. Clarke County is one of the smallest counties in Virginia, and is a leader in land preservation. It's a wonderful, welcoming place to live.