Alston House, circa 1832, is one of Upperville’s masterpiece period homes. This stately brick Greek revival house is sited on 2.18 acres in two parcels in the heart of the village but set back off the Main Street. Alston House has been fully renovated and modernized. This gracious home features 7 working fireplaces, 10’ foot ceilings, original pine random width flooring and low-rise staircases. The Living Room and Library have working fireplaces with original mantles, hardwood floors, hidden pocket doors and floor-to-ceiling original windows. The Dining room has the only non-working fireplace, custom built-ins and is filled with light from three floor-to-ceiling original windows. A recent two-story addition created a new ground-level entrance, a Great Room and a 2nd floor Master suite with a luxury Master Bathroom.
This historic house provides incredible versatility to any new homeowner through traditional entertaining and newer open space family comforts. The kitchen offers classic inset cabinetry with extensive molding, a large island for seating and food prep. A spacious walk-in pantry allows for unlimited storage. A hidden feature (which must be seen!) is the under-counter lighting that transforms this classic English kitchen into a great place to entertain your guests. A traditional Breakfast Room is on the south side of the home. Steps down from the kitchen lead into the vast Great Room with soaring 15′ beamed ceilings, stone gas fireplace, and an English pub bar.
Anchoring the 2nd floor is the stunning Master Suite that includes a Master Bathroom with two vanities, two water closets, a large walk-in closet, a separate shower and jetted tub. Custom cabinetry provides a woman’s dream space complete with a skylight for natural light. The oversized Master Bedroom has a gas fireplace and many windows that overlook the landscaped yard below. To complete this level, there are three additional guest bedrooms, two of which have fireplaces with original mantles, and two additional full baths.
The lower level is an English style basement with natural light. It features a paneled den with a working fireplace, an additional room that can be used as a workout room, and a full bath. There is an additional laundry room and under the staircase is a refrigerated wine room. The main residence has radiator heating, central AC, and a brand-new full house generator that allows for peace of mind when not in residence. This property has many spaces to enjoy the outdoors that include an arbor-covered terrace, two covered porches, a goldfish pond and lined boxwood walkways. Beautiful mature plantings and gardens offer a tranquil break from a frenzied workday.
Almost invisible at first glance from the main house is the spectacular 3,000 sq. foot Pool House with a heated in-ground pool. The pool house has rare wide width cherry flooring throughout which is the focal point in the beamed expansive central room with a fireplace. Two bedrooms and two full baths bookend this gorgeous room. This pool house surrounds the pool with 8 sets of French doors opening out onto the pool area.
The property is fully fenced. There is a detached 2-car frame garage with storage space above and an attached garden shed behind. This lovely home has seen a few owners throughout out its 187-year history because once owned …it is hard to part with this unique piece of property and history.