This beautiful and serene 50-acre estate is minutes from I-66 making this is a wonderful location to escape the congestion of the city and unwind. A gated entry and a long private driveway lead to the elegant home, which provides primarily one level living surrounded by natural beauty. In addition to the home, there’s a stone terrace with fireplace, a multi-use pavilion, and a barn designed for up to 6 stalls. Currently, the barn’s interior is open and can accommodate cars, tractors, a horse trailer, camper, etc. The current internet connection to this property is RV Starlink. As one enters this beautiful home, a wall of windows and doors opens the entire living area to the natural light, tranquil views, and the covered back porch. The openness of this room is enhanced by tall ceilings and wide width ash flooring which runs throughout most of the main level. Between the living and dining areas is a Swedish stove finished in beautiful blue and white Delft tile. This stove produces wonderful heat with minimal effort; a few small pieces of wood will heat the home for hours. Open to the living area, the spacious chef’s kitchen features alder wood cabinetry, granite countertops, and an island. From the kitchen/dining room one has access to the sunroom which leads to the deck. Also from the kitchen is the mudroom/laundry with a wall of closets and a door to the front porch. To the left of the living room, a hallway leads to the primary suite, a second bedroom, hall bath, and study. Stairs from the kitchen lead to the finished lower level, which offers an office with full bath and a second laundry hook-up, a game room, and the 2-car garage. *Please note: the floor plan currently shows a lower level bedroom, this room does not have windows and makes a great office. This is not a bedroom. Along the back of the home is a spacious porch with decking of Ipe wood, highly regarded as being long lasting and resistant to damage from weather and pests. This porch can be accessed from the living room, primary bedroom, and the sunporch. Steps from this porch lead to the stone terrace with fireplace. Designed to embrace the outdoors, this is an extraordinary area to relax and entertain. In addition to the 2 car attached garage there’s a pavilion, great for parties, or as additional covered parking. This elegant estate is also a private nature preserve with abundant wildlife. As one goes through the home one notices that the owners have binoculars by many of the large windows to catch a closer look at the wildlife. West Branch Thumb Run traverses a portion of this land with most of the land on the house side of the creek. On the opposite side of the creek is approximately 8 acres of undisturbed land, rich in wildlife. The land is a wonderful mixture of gently rolling terrain with open fields and treed areas. It encourages walking or riding through the fields, creek exploration, and a private area to enjoy archery, a rifle range, and skeet. It’s also ideal for horses and cattle with approximately 15 acres in hay and much of the perimeter board fenced. This is an ideal property for those wanting to enjoy nature. Located in horse and wine country one can travel the quiet roads of Crest Hill, Hume and Leeds Manor or from D.C. take I-66 West to Exit 18, Markam, travel approximately 2 miles south on Leeds Manor Road to Moss Hollow Road. This estate makes a wonderful full-time residence or a weekend retreat.
Listing courtesy of Thomas and Talbot Estate Properties, Inc.. Contact: (540) 687-6500