YORKSHIRE HOUSE

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Warrenton, Virginia

 Yorkshire House is tastefully positioned on more than five elevated verdant flourishing acres at 405 Winchester St., within walking distance of the heart of the historic district of Warrenton, VA.  Shops and restaurants line the brick sidewalks in this charming town, school bells ring in the distance and folks greet one another at the post office.

This distinguished residence was designed in 1939 by Swiss architect Henri de Heller, who was responsible for a number of notable homes in the area including: Harkaway Farm and Elway Hall, currently owned by the well-known local interior designer Barry Dixon.

The extraordinary gardens, with amazing acres of incredible plantings, were designed by a well-known Master Gardner and landscape architect. They include more than 200 species of trees, and protected century old trees, shrubs and cutting flowers all centered on a sunken garden with a gold fishpond. 

Guests arrive up the distinctive driveway through pyramidal capped stone columns flanked by tall deciduous and conifer trees. The iron entrance gate was constructed in 1917. The handsome stately two-story house is of hand-modeled red brick set in a unique patterned Flemish bond pattern. The entire dwelling is in a Colonial Revival-style with strong influences from the Modernistic Movement. 

The architectural details include an attractive dentil cornice with low-pitched slate roofs, massive corbelled brick chimneys, curved facade and steel casement and glass block windows. 

A comprehensive renovation and redecoration of the house and grounds was completed in 2005 and to step inside Yorkshire House is like opening up a glossy home design magazine. Due to the house’s architectural significance to the area, the property is now listed with the National Register of Historic Places and has been placed into a protective Conservation Easement.  

The house includes five-bedrooms, five and-a-half baths along with a living room, dining room, library, family room and more. Certain amenities embrace the consideration to detail: built in bookcases, ceramic tile, chair railings, crown molding, walk-in closets and bar area. The hardwood floors have been entirely restored. Great care and respect was taken to salvage the original red oak wood flooring, which has been repaired, sanded and re-stained.  All vintage plaster has been redone.   

High-end decorator 19th century reproduction wall coverings of William Morris-Morris & Co, Brunschwig & Fils, Taylor Hall and Schumacher have been installed along with a hand printed floral and fauna paper from China in the dining room and bar area. A handsome off white Clarence House faux crocodile lines the walls and cabinetry in the master dressing room.

The two-story foyer at the entrance features a spectacular sweeping circular staircase with wrap around circular walls and an impressive sparkling Waterford chandelier, which conveys. An outstanding detail here is the arched front door, which echos the curved walls.  The foyer is showered with light from the second floor-curved bank of windows.

A powder room, adjacent to the entrance, has two 1920’s antique beaded chandeliers and custom imported Moroccan tile, original to the house.  All new Kohler bathroom sinks and toilets are throughout with all faucets and bath fixtures in nickel by Rohl.

A once upon a time telephone closet has been transformed into a bar area with custom countertops and cabinetry and hand-painted wall coverings. 

Directly through the foyer, two steps lead down into a breathtaking expansive living room.  Three sets of French doors lead to a covered porch.  A large limestone fireplace anchors this great room. It is flanked by heavy steel doors which also open to a side covered porch and the gardens beyond.

The formal dining room is two steps up from the living room.  There is another fireplace here along with a large bay window overlooking the gardens.

A pine-paneled office/den with fireplace is on the far end with private door leading to the rear-covered porch and gardens.

The gourmet kitchen now includes luxurious cabinetry, ceramic tile flooring and high-end appliances of Bosch, Dacor, Sub-Zero, Meile and a butler’s pantry with built-in china cabinets.

Breakfast Nook

Lower Level Family Room

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Dressing Room

Master Bath

Garden Conservatory

Covered Side Porch

Newly Designed Front Entrance

Gardens From the Balcony

REAR of HOUSE

Yorkshire House is conveniently located in Fauquier County which was established in 1759. The countryside is devoted to working farmland and tasteful vineyards waiting to be explored.  There are numerous international equestrian events throughout the year. 

 This, once in a lifetime, home is within minutes to I-66 and or Route 29 with Washington, DC to the east and Front Royal, Winchester and the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley to the west. It is an easy 45- minute commute to Dulles International Airport and an hour to Reagan Airport in Washington.

The most unusual brick bond pattern consists of a traditional Flemish bone course of alternating headers and stretchers, followed by five rows of stretchers before the repeat of the Flemish bone course. There are copper gutters throughout.

MLS# FQ10048848

Price: $1,775,000


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