Just 10 minutes West from the historic town of Middleburg is the quaint small village of Upperville. Established in 1790 along Pantherskin Creek, this village was made up of 50 lots and said to be ‘…a mile long and an inch wide.’ Originally called Carrstown in honor of its founder Josephus Carr, the village was renamed Upperville in 1818.
In 1976, when Upperville was placed in the National Register of Historic Places, over 50 of the 75 buildings that comprised the village were built in the 19th century, and well over half of those date prior to 1860. Laden with Civil War history, Upperville is also steeped with an equine background as well, and is home to the oldest horse show in America, the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, founded in 1853. Surrounding the village are large farms that were all once thoroughbred breeding operations, and many still have horses today.
Towards the western end of Upperville, on the corner of John S. Mosby Highway (Rt. 50) and Delaplane Grade Road is a fully restored spectacular stucco and frame Greek Revival home. This beautiful home welcomes visitors to the front door up steps onto the full façade double porch. This large porch, along with the back porch, were completely renovated including floors, railings, steps, support structures, and Doric pillars in keeping with the Greek Revival style of the home.
Open the antique double front doors into a foyer with gleaming hardwood floors. To the left is the formal Living Room with a re-lined fireplace with an antique mantel and new granite hearth and surround. To the right is the formal Dining Room with another fireplace with a field stone hearth, ornate mantel and wood paneling. Both rooms have tall floor to ceiling front windows with installed wood blinds.
Walk the front hall back into the light filled mudroom area that features the back door onto the rear porch that leads down to a landscaped terrace area, the gardens, parking area and garage. From the mudroom on the right is the fully renovated Kitchen with ceramic tile flooring, custom cabinetry, high-end stainless appliances, a farm sink and granite counter-tops. To the left is the Family Room with a new bank of windows that overlook the fully landscaped back yard. A full bath off the Family Room completes this level.
Climb the front stairs to the upper level where you find a Master Bedroom Suite that includes a sitting room and a large picture window overlooking the gardens below. The Master Bath, along with all the baths in the house, have been completely renovated with new vanities, flooring, cabinetry and lighting. The two Guest Bedrooms share a full bath that has access to the 2nd story front porch. The back of the house features an enclosed Sunroom over the rear porch that serves as a studio, home office or 4th guest bedroom.
The back of the house opens into a fully fenced (dog friendly) yard that includes a professionally landscaped patio area with walkways, garden beds, plantings and a sprawling back lawn. The parking area leads back to the renovated 2-car garage. There is a Garden Shed, along with another smaller shed for garbage cans and even a back area for composting!
There was not a detail spared by these owners who upgraded every aspect of the home from the electrical systems, to new windows, installed air conditioning (the house had no AC prior to this) and a water treatment system, repaired the stucco outside and the plaster walls within, replaced the boiler, added a new roof and gutters, and refinished all the floors.
Move right in to this gorgeous antique home in the lovely historic village of Upperville. The location is ideally located in Northern Fauquier County, only 45 minutes to Dulles International Airport and a little over 1-hour to downtown Washington DC.