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c. 1880 Victorian

Heritage Springs - History & Horses

South facing with original windows complemented by large Anderson bow window
South facing with original windows complemented by large Anderson bow window
Classic updated1880’s Victorian farmhouse retains the charm and grace unique to the period. Secluded peaceful country location on the Washington DC side of rural Rappahannock County with Blue Ridge Mountains panoramas, surrounded by wineries, art, and history. Convenient to shopping and DC/Northern Virginia work places.
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Panorama of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Park
Panorama of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Park
Large 34 X 62 Pole Barn, paddock, 4 horse stalls & tack room
Large 34 X 62 Pole Barn, paddock, 4 horse stalls & tack room
Long tree lined drive to house which is hiden from road
Long tree lined drive to house which is hiden from road
Mature flowering and shade trees offer a tranquil and inviting space.
Mature flowering and shade trees offer a tranquil and inviting space.
Mature burgundy crape myrtles screen sedate brick lined front lawn
Mature burgundy crape myrtles screen sedate brick lined front lawn
Covered 26 ft long front porch perfect for relaxing at the end of a day
Covered 26 ft long front porch perfect for relaxing at the end of a day
Stained glass in front door and transom set the stage to a return to the 1880s
Stained glass in front door and transom set the stage to a return to the 1880s
Central foyer opens to main floor rooms and out to back porch
Central foyer opens to main floor rooms and out to back porch
Formal parlour for more dignified entertaining is furnished in original period pieces
Formal parlour for more dignified entertaining is furnished in original period pieces
Dining room's Anderson bow window looks out on the Blue Ridge Mountains
Dining room's Anderson bow window looks out on the Blue Ridge Mountains
Library is set-off, has floor-to-ceiling cabinets and soapstone wood stove
Library is set-off, has floor-to-ceiling cabinets and soapstone wood stove
Master Bedroom's large size (17 X 16) is also reflected in other bed rooms
Master Bedroom's large size (17 X 16) is also reflected in other bed rooms
Master bedroom's locally fabricated mantle (as all in the home) is ready to accept gas log insert
Master bedroom's locally fabricated mantle (as all in the home) is ready to accept gas log insert
Each of the upstairs bedrooms are spacious with multiple windows and heart pine floors
Each of the upstairs bedrooms are spacious with multiple windows and heart pine floors
Brick lined walk passes towering Crape Myrtles and Southern Magnolia to a private front yard.
Brick lined walk passes towering Crape Myrtles and Southern Magnolia to a private front yard.
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,450
Stories 3
Acres 18

Features.

  • Has Rentable Unit(s)
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • Attic
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Finished Basement
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Utility Room
  • Walk out Basement
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Barn
  • Driveway - Dirt
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Gated Entry
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Detached Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • 1 Fireplace: Wood
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Heat pump
  • Oil Heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Butler's Pantry
  • 9-foot Ceilings
  • Plaster Walls
  • Ripple Glass
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Transoms
  • Walkout pocket Window
  • Well water

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Stephen Miller

Phone: 540 937-4298
Mobile: 540 729-4382

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More About This House

The house sits on 17.4 acres of rolling pasture with fenced paddock and spacious pole barn with stalls and tack. It is surrounded by French style gardens, a vintage apple orchard and mature trees. The house retains the charm, refinement and quality of this era. At 4450 sq ft area it has ample space for living, entertaining, and private time. The leaded stain glass main entrance immediately announce this is not your “average” farmhouse. The large covered front porch invites relaxing in twin rockers.
Original period features have been retained including heart pine floors, 6 ft double hung windows, 10 inch fluted baseboards and trim, and a floor to ceiling “walk-out” pocket window to the front porch. A central foyer leads to 15 ft X 17 ft main floor library, parlor and dining room. An L stair and landing accesses 3 equivalent sized bedrooms and half bath. An updated kitchen with quartz counter tops and large twin windows has a door to a covered back porch overlooking gardens that is ideal for breakfast or coffee.
A full finished 1400 sq ft lower living space with full bath, kitchen and with ground level walkout access through French doors and interior access stairs offers many possibilities.

Surrounding Area

Heritage Springs sits in a rural setting yet conveniently located not just within a short 10 -25 minute drive of shopping of Warrenton, Culpeper and Front Royal but a wide range of historic and leisure activities. Within 50 miles one can experience the culture of the town and city, the wonders of nature, top star dining, and taste craft beer, wines and This includes access to Washington DC, Alexandria Old Town, Fairfax, Leesburg and Fredericksburg – all with the restaurants, museums, and entertainment they offer. It is in the middle of Virginia Wine Country with over 20 wineries within a short drive including three within 1 ½ miles – literally your neighbors! If scenic views (in addition to the one out your own windows), hiking and canoeing are your pastimes the Shenandoah National Park, Sky Line Drive and the Shenandoah River are as close as 20 miles. Niche art galleries, antiques and auctions abound (the house was almost entirely furnished with period items found locally). Theater options include DC Georgetown, as well as local venues including top performers at the Theater in Little Washington. History sits as near as your front yard where Jackson’s Corps (and others of both Union and Confederate armies) passed on their way to battle in the Civil War. Seven major battlefield parks are within 30-60 minutes drive. Equestrians can take advantage of several local hunts, trails, and notable horse centers as in Culpeper 30 minutes south as well as Middleburg to the north.

History

Home was built by one of the most prominent land owners in the Amissville area. It was the "home place" for acreage going to the Rappahannock River to the north. The property itself sits on a high ridge that overlooks the County to the Blue Ridge Mountains westward. Waterford Road the early road from Warrenton to the east crosses the Rappahannock River and climbs in a series of steps to the property which, because of its springs became a logical resting point for travelers and their horses. This continued into and through the Civil War as testified by many relics found here. Gen George Custer reportedly has his headquarters for a time in the small house across the road and the site, due to its vantage overlooking the land westward was likely a common post for units of both Armies.

The home was built in the 1880s with many touches highlighting the prosperous status of the owner. These include large pane widows, interior trim details, and heart pine floors. Two primary brick chimneys (now lined) provide outlets for heating stoves in four rooms including two bedrooms. All have original locally manufactured wood hearths and mantles.
A past fire required the kitchen to be rebuilt but not to its original size. In the 1970s when Lee Highway was expanded the house has moved 500 feet to its present location. (This move precluded the home from being considered for submission as a registered historic property.)
The present owners have taken great care in restoring the home while making it convenient for modern living. The original features of the home have been maintained, reinstalled or replicated. The original wood lathe, horse hair plastering of the main house remains, wood shutters are in place, and leaded stained glass designed and crafted by the owner, a local artisan are predominantly featured.

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