Charming historic residence, which served as the Post Office from the 1800's to the 1980's, this home is located on the original Main Street (Ashby's Gap Turnpike) in the historic village of Paris. Paris, originally named "Punkinville" was re-named to honor Lafayette by Paris' founder, the architect Peter Glascock after Lafayette visited there after the Revolutionary War. Paris sits at the eastern entrance to Ashby Gap where Rt. 17 and Rt. 50 intersect. Referred to as a wind gap, Ashby Gap is the natural gap in the mountain range of the Blue Ridge providing easier access and one of the first roads to the vast land beyond the Blue Ridge. Coming from the west to the east this opening features some of the most spectacular, most painted and most photographed views of the Crooked Run Valley.During the past year, the home at 634 Federal Street has been tastefully renovated while retaining its historic charm. The wide board antique wood floors have been refinished to a soft glow, the kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, and appliances are new, the heating and air conditioning is new and includes a separate HVAC system for the second level, most of the windows are new thermopane windows, the bathrooms have been renovated and new gutters and shutters were installed.The home features 5 rooms on the main level, 3 with fireplaces. From the front porch one enters the living room, which accesses the cozy den to the back and the study to the right. Beyond the study is the formal dining room, which leads to the country kitchen. The kitchen features table space in front of a stone fireplace, and island. From the kitchen a doorway leads to the back terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. Between the kitchen and den is the 1/2 bath and stairs to the upper level. The landing of the upper level opens to the 2 bedrooms and full bath. The larger bedroom features a fireplace.The setting of this home is lovely, overlooking a serene and private fenced lawn with mature trees and mountain views. This home is offered on one acre, subject to completion of a Boundary Line Adjustment; please call the agent for details.The home and the location are perfect for those who appreciate history and the charm of living in a small village. Wonderfully located within an easy stroll to The Ashby Inn, known for its exquisite food, and featuring lovely guest rooms for your overnight guests. Paris is surrounded by magnificent countryside, home to Sky Meadows State Park with riding and hiking trails including access to the Appalachian Trail. Paris is within minutes of Middleburg, Upperville, Marshall, Winchester, numerous wineries, and the Shenandoah Valley and River. With its easy access to Rt. 50, I-66 and I-81, the location is convenient to Dulles International Airport, Winchester Regional Airport and Washington, D.C.