Stunning 101 Acre Luxury Private Retreat
Stoneledge offers the ultimate haven of exclusivity and relaxation on 101 spectacular acres within easy reach of Washington DC. Privately sited at the end of a breathtaking tree-lined serpentine stone drive is the elegant custom-built 11,000 sf smart-wired grand Georgian Manor home with 3 levels -- all accessible by elevator; 12-foot ceilings; heart pine floors; granite and Viking kitchen; 4 full baths and 2 powder rooms; 4 fireplaces; 2 loggias; and a formal English boxwood garden designed by award-winning Washington DC landscape architect. The home’s awe inspiring finishes have been featured in the world-renowned designer Charles Faudres’s book “Interiors.” The layout is perfect for lavish cocktail parties, intimate family gatherings or hunt country breakfasts.
The estate 's 101 lush acres include two tranquil streams, a fully-stocked pond, stone walls, and for the equestrian, a two-stall barn with three run-in bays, matted 12x14 stalls, tack room and four-board fenced paddocks leading to miles of cross-country riding. A guest cottage with imported white marble countertops, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a stoned terrace with firepit, offers blissful views of the meadows and pond.
Stoneledge is in the much desired Springs Road estate area of the Warrenton Hunt where thousands of unspoiled acres, including this property, will remain environmentally preserved by conservation easements. Nestled near other grand equestrian estates such as North Wales, Ashland, Clovelly and Canterbury, Stoneledge is a rare private sanctuary in the heart of horse and wine country yet is only 6 miles west of Warrenton with easy access to Springs Road and Hwy 211; 10 minutes to 4 Starbucks; 10 minutes to 2 golf courses (Fauquier Country Club and South Wales golf course); 20 minutes to the Inn at Little Washington; 20 minutes to the Gold Cup; 45 minutes to Dulles Airport; and one hour to the White House. A property of this grandeur is rarely available, and thanks to its world-class construction, Stoneledge sets the benchmark for a luxury countryside retreat close to Washington, DC.
Ascend the impressive limestone front steps and enter into the foyer of the Grand Hall (26’ x 24’), where one immediately is taken with the intricate detail created by the extensive plaster cornices, ceiling moldings, pilasters and mantles (over a wood burning fireplace) by renowned sculptor David Hytla of Hytla and Hart. Additional features include an elevator providing access to all 3 levels, 7’ tall windows, heart pine flooring throughout the upper two levels, and the quarter sawn oak on the lower level, 12’ ceilings on the main level and 9’ ceilings on the upper and lower levels.
The East side of the home includes the dramatic open kitchen and dining room. The kitchen (21’ x 18’), with door to loggia, features an exposed-beam ceiling from a 1800s Pennsylvania inn, custom pine cabinetry, a large island, a Viking refrigerator/freezer, a 48” Viking 6 burner gas range with convection oven, a bread-warming drawer and a Miele dishwasher. The gracious dining room (21’ x 18’) with wood-burning fireplace and exquisite detailed plaster ornamental work creates a magnificent area to entertain. Also in the East wing is the butler’s pantry with wet bar, wine refrigerator and ice maker; powder room; and flower-cutting room which leads to the magnificent formal English boxwood gardens designed by Washington landscape architect Richard Arentz and featured on a Garden Club of Virginia Historic Garden Week Tour.
The West side includes the heart pine grand staircase, den, library and another powder room. The library boasts handsome floor-to-ceiling ponderosa pine cabinetry that flanks the gas fireplace. To the back is the inviting den (18’ x 17’) with a wet bar and door to the loggia. With access from the den, the grand hall and the kitchen, the loggia provides both a beautiful covered outdoor living space as well as adds wonderful entertainment flow for seamless indoor/outdoor living.
This luxurious Georgian manor home is the culmination of sensitive planning and the finest craftsmanship with smart and green features including onQ Technologies network wiring throughout, Sonos surround sound with in-wall speakers, a new state-of-the-art ultra-efficient HVAC system with smart thermostats, and fully irrigated lush landscaping and buried underground utilities. No expense was spared on this masterpiece.
The handsome staircase with its low rise and deep treads gently ascends to the second level. Two superbly designed en-suite bedrooms, each with large windows and private views, are in the West wing. The charming north bedroom measures 18’ x 16’ and the south bedroom measures 18’ x 14’ with separate sitting room (14’ x 8’). These bedrooms are separated from the owner’s suite by a gracious center hall (42’ x 8’) with French doors to the second level portico to the front overlooking the lush manicured lawn, and a lovely Palladian window capturing the forest views to the back. From this hall are large closets, a spacious luxury laundry room with Asko washer and dryer, and stairs to the floored attic. Beyond the center hall one then enters the sanctuary of the owner’s suite, which includes the bedchamber, luxurious marble bath, generous closets and private sitting room with built in cabinetry.
When finishing the lower level, the current owner’s superior choice of finishes has created an atmosphere of casual elegance with 5+ spacious rooms and full bath. One immediately notices the handsome quarter sawn white oak flooring of the wide hallway which then carries through into the stunning entertainment area divided between two spaces (19’10” x 16’7”) (29’10” x 16’7”) and features a stacked stone fireplace, rough-in plumbing for bar, numerous windows and exterior door. Completing the lower level is the exercise room, (16’8” x 11’6”), office (17’2 x 14’), game room, (22’10” x 16’11”), wine area, and mechanical room which offers 2 new ultra-efficient Carrier Greenspeed heat pumps with smart thermostats and on-demand hot water heater, minimizing utility bills.
When you drive into the stoned wall entry, you access a very special and rare private sanctuary. The four board-fenced gently rolling hay fields expand to each side of the serpentine drive accented by rock outcroppings. On the right one passes the 2 stall shed row barn with 3 run-in bays, matted 12x14 stalls and tack room. To the left is a stunning one bedroom 1000 sf guest cottage with vaulted ceilings, large windows, atrium doors and magnificent views of the pond and fields. The great room with fireplace and white marble kitchen opens out to both the expansive screened porch with its own fireplace, and the stone terrace featuring a fire pit. The bedroom offers a marble bath with laundry. Surrounded by other large estates, Stoneledge hosts whitetail deer and wild turkeys, songbirds of all varieties, golden eagles and owls, and an ideal environment for stargazing.
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