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Listing No. 31421

1911 Queen Anne Victorian
Catlett, VA


Savor the time when life was sweeter, kinder, and more tranquil. Come see how you can transform this property into the lifestyle you've dreamed of.

Historic "BRISTONE" from the time when Bristersburg was bustling with activity. Four acres of potential with a 1911 Queen Anne Victorian home featuring generous room sizes, gracious spaces and charming appointments. Two red barns, a pond, a log cabin guest house (15' 7 x 10' 5 two story), 2 car garage, and huge storefront/workshop. This is for those with imagination!

Village Zoned property at quaint Bristersburg Historic District in southern Fauquier County, this eight room Queen Anne Victorian house, established as BRISTONE on its entrance pillar, with its gingerbread gables situated on 4 acres was built in 1911 by an African American carpenter named Dick Carter . It is fronted by an ivy covered stone retaining wall along the road and extending up the driveway. (One stone is dated 1829 from a torn down chimney) A seven foot wide T shaped formal entrance hall with a graceful staircase divides the downstairs into four large rooms with 9 1/2 foot ceilings, a full bath and a laundry room. There is a second, smaller staircase leading from the large eat-in kitchen to a room with a fireplace above. Upstairs duplicates the floor plan with four large rooms and a full bath. There are two working wood burning fireplaces (3 non working fireplaces) in the house along with a charcoal grill in the kitchen. There is a cellar under part of the house that contains the air exchange for the 2 zone heating/cooling system, hot water tank, storage, water treatment system, etc. There is a pond (stocked for fishing and great for kayak or paddle board) mostly on the property that needs some care with a small dock and charming bridge over a contributory branch. The old fountain needs repair/replacing to keep it cleared and pristine.

There are six additional buildings and dependencies included on this property: A country store fits against the highway with its decorative metal ceilings and heart pine floors and a large warehouse attached making it contain over 5000 sq.ft. The store once included a post office and served as a bus stop as well as offering a full line of hardware and of feeds and seeds in addition to offering every household need at the time. This building needs some love. See documents for types of businesses and permits needed at this time. Just behind the main house there is a small building that once contained the wet cell batteries for the Delco system that furnished its own electricity for this property. A power line didn't come to this part of the country until at least thirty years later. This structure now serves as a potting shed that separates the brick patio outside the kitchen door from the rose garden with its brick paths. The large yard is scattered with many boxwood. This building needs some love. There is a garage beside the driveway along the very edge of the property affording some privacy. This building has a newer standing seam roof but needs some love. In the back yard beyond the rose garden there is an authentic restored log cabin that was once a plantation kitchen having been built originally in 1780 with its large stone fireplace and warming oven. A porch flanked by old fashioned flowers and herbs leads into the cabin with its sleeping quarters for the cook upstairs. This building is from northern Fauquier County and was placed on the property in 1979. Electric but no water to this building but it has huge potential. The 24x40 4 stall barn is shaded by massive oak trees and is situated near the driveway. Granery Barn with drive through for carriage, boat, or tractor.
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bath(s): 2
Heated Sq. Ft.: 2,856
Acres: 4.000

Contact Information:

Linda Thompson photo Linda Thompson
Associate Broker, GRI, CRS, SRES, CIPS

Mobile: (703) 850-5676
Office: (703) 759-SOLD

Linda's Website

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  • 2 Car Garage
  • Pond
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 2 Fireplaces: Wood
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Metal Roof
  • Wood floors
  • Tin Roof
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Heat pump
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Arched doorways
  • Plaster Walls
  • Ripple Glass
  • Tin Ceiling(s)
  • Vintage Bath Fixtures
  • Vintage Hardware
  • 2 Barns
  • Back porch
  • Brick rear Patio
  • Cellar
  • Delco Battery Shed
  • Hardy Planking exterior walls
  • Log Cabin
  • Room for Horses
  • Stone wall courtyard
  • Storefront/Workshop

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