The Old Boarding House

Delaplane, Virginia

Nestled amongst a handful of houses that make up the historic village of Delaplane is the “Old Boarding House.” Built around 1912, the house was used as a boarding house in the summer when visitors would come out from the city on the train to relax and recharge. In the other three seasons, the house was used to give lodging to local schoolteachers who at the time were not allowed to be married so they typically lived in a boarding house.

 Originally known as Piedmont Station, it still holds significant historic value.  It was just across the street at the train station where military troops were mobilized for the first time using mass transit.  In 1861 General Stonewall Jackson marched his troops from Winchester to the Piedmont Station train depot, where they loaded onto rail cars headed for the First Battle of Manassas. Although passenger train service was discontinued in the mid-20th century, the village in the Crooked Run Valley still remains a focal point for the surrounding area.  The Post Office, located in the former store, is still in operation, and a large antique store is located in the c. 1852 brick buildings along the railroad tracks.

When purchased in 2014 by the owner the house was un-inhabitable. Therefore, this renovation has been meticulously completed with incredible attention to detail and the history of the house. Repairs were made to the exterior German lap siding, the interior plaster walls, the roof, new gutters, electrical panels were updated, fixtures and electrical plugs were added, old radiators were removed and a brand new heating and cooling system installed.  A more modern feature that was added is the new intercom and music system that has been wired throughout the house.

Step up from the front walkway on to the deep front porch with a swing seat and plenty of space for relaxing.  Enter into the wide front Foyer flanked on either side by the formal Living Room and the Library.  Each room features 8.8’ ceilings, original windows, hardwood floors and fireplaces.  The fireplaces were designed for woodstoves and could be made operational if one wanted to use them. Follow the hallway back past the stairway to the 2nd floor and there is the Powder Room, the formal Dining Room, a new Laundry Room and spectacular gourmet kitchen.

The kitchen features new encaustic tiles flooring, all new high-end stainless steel appliances, new custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, and new pendant, display and can lighting. The space is filled with light as it has a set of French doors, which open to the new rear terrace.  From the kitchen is also a door to the side Mudroom entered from the back of the house. 

Gourmet Kitchen with Center Island

Gourmet Kitchen

New Laundry Room

Dining Room

Living Room


Powder Room

The 2nd floor features three Guest Bedrooms (one is currently being used as a Craft Room) and a completely renovated Full Bath. The entire upper level has original hardwood flooring like below and two of the original fireplaces remain.

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

Craft Room or Guest Bedroom

The Master Bedroom Suite was re-configured to add a new luxury Master Bath and separate Walk-in Closet.  The bath features Marble tile flooring, Walk-in shower, a marble make-up counter with lighting, marble topped double vanity and all new lighting.

Master Bedroom

Master Dressing Room

Luxury Master Bath

View from Kitchen to Terrace and Back Yard

Back Terrace

2-Car Garage

Rear of Home

Beautiful Backyard

The basement level of the house required a full abatement. Therefore, a new concrete floor was poured and moisture barriers were laid in all other areas.  New lighting, the new heating and cooling systems and the hot water heater are all installed there.

Outside there is new perimeter fencing in the large back yard and includes a separately fenced side Dog Yard.  The new rear terrace with all tumbled stone hardscaping has the original well and hand pump. The two-car garage with workshop area was fully renovated with a new concrete floor, roof and garage doors. Extensive landscaping was added which includes a new front paved walkway, erosion barriers around the driveway and a lovely front sign.

Delaplane is an ideal commuter location as it is only 1 mile from I-66 or 6 miles north to the village of Upperville and Route 50.  Dulles International Airport is 45 minutes away and in less than an hour is Washington DC.  This area is home to over 10 wineries within a 5-mile radius and  Sky Meadows State Park where one can hike the Appalachian Trail is 8 minutes away.  History, wine and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains make this a special corner of Virginia.

MLS# FQ10001302

Price: $670,000

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Cricket Bedford

Office: (540) 687-7700

Cellular: (540) 229-3201



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