Welcome to a classic Virginian historic estate situated on 42.5 acres in the Piedmont Hunt Territory with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The main brick house, circa 1750 boasts incredibly stunning wide plank wood floors and flanked on each side by two stone additions each with fireplaces. The west end of the house is another addition which offers a generous kitchen and family room opening to a picturesque patio with views of the pond. The Master Suite and three more lovely guest rooms all offer tranquil views in every direction. A Gambrel Roof barn, currently a workshop, would make a great events venue or tasting room. There are two additional cottages4/2 and 1/1 PLUS all buildings have new metal roofs as of 2017. Please see the Video! This is a rare and unique 42.5-acre parcel of land in the most desirable Piedmont region in the Hunt Territory of Virginia not only with fantastic views of the Blue Ridge and magnificent sunsets but also NOT in scenic easement which has certain advantages. Benefits of not being in scenic easement are that a buyer could put the property into ~Easement~ thereby gaining tax credits and keeping the land in Open Space for perpetuity. This would generate tax credits can be used over three years or can be sold. The property value per acre is reduced by receiving these tax credits and it restricts further building and use. The property currently has one ~by right~ subdivision available, a 15-acre parcel in AR-2 zoning. One advantage of NOT being in Easement - If a potential purchaser had an interest in developing a business, whether it is an Equestrian Horse Show facility, Event Venue, Winery, Tasting Room, B&B, etc., they would have to file a Special Exception with Loudoun County to pursue the business venture and comply with local ordinances. The property IS surrounded by neighboring properties which are in Easement so the views as you see now will remain forever. Map attached. Presently, it serves as a classic horse farm with five lush pastures, all with run-in sheds and automatic waters, a six-stall bank barn, wash stall and grooming area plus quaint tack room. There are trails on a quarter of the property through the woods leading to open ride out for miles in the Piedmont Hunt Territory. The house is once again a rare opportunity for someone to be the ~keeper~ and to enjoy a step back in time while moving forward. Three additions from 1986 blend seamlessly with the original structure dating back to 1750. Enchanting views of ponds, gardens and brilliant sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains offer an idyllic setting. The attention to detail throughout the house of wide plank flooring, stone fireplaces, antique mantles, tinted and scored concrete flooring, wooden beamed ceilings, hand-built cabinets, and shelves from centuries ago add to the beauty, charm, and uniqueness of this property. Recent updates include in 2017, all new metal roofs on the house and barn, the exterior repainted brick and trim on the main house, a new furnace in the main house, the dining room new chimney liner, cap, and chimney repointing, barn and run-in sheds newly painted and new foundation wall in first 4/2 cottage. Dog Branch Creek runs through the property along with two spring-fed ponds and an original stone spring house. The property is NOT designated as historic property with the state so there are no restrictions if renovations were desired. It is truly historic due to the age of the center of the house circa 1750-1780. The old silo may possibly be a good source of revenue for cell tower service. The property is ideally located halfway between Middleburg and Purcellville for easy access to Rt. 50 or Rt. 7 corridors and onto to Rt. 28 and the Greenway/Toll Road access to Washington DC and Dulles Airport.
Listing courtesy of Hunt Country Sotheby's International Realty.