600 Richmond Road
With a strategic site in a mature forest on the southern side of Battle Mountain, Battle Mountain Retreat has ideal privacy with potentially stunning views to the south and west. The 30-acre property is already platted into five separate lots, giving the property excellent investment value and financial flexibility.
The 3,800 square foot home is a modern version of an American Foursquare house with a semi-open kitchen, dining area, breakfast area and large living room on the main floor. Separated by a series of fluted wood columns, the living room occupies almost half of this level. It has windows and glass doors facing the west and there is a covered porch that spans the length of the house, further adding to the entertaining areas. The main floor has 10-foot high ceilings throughout.
The kitchen includes cherry cabinets, granite counters, excellent appliances and a sizable pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen is a breakfast area that opens to a screened porch, so in nice weather one can dine al fresco without worry about pesky little insects. Beyond the screened porch is a second porch with a hot tub.
Through double doors at the other end of the kitchen is the dining room. It is separated from the entry foyer and living room by a pair of square fluted columns. The entire main floor has a great circular flow that makes it ideal for entertaining.
The upper level includes a generous master suite with a luxurious bath, big closets and a dressing room. Three more bedrooms and another bathroom are on the upper level.
The lower level includes a spacious family room that walks out onto a stone terrace. There is another full bathroom on this level.
The home also includes a three-car garage.
The home is beautifully sited among stately old oak trees with enough cleared lawns for gardens and outdoor activities. It includes lovely natural and ornamental landscaping. The property seems to emerge from the surrounding forest.
There are great views from the porches. All the trees that screen the views are on the property making it easy to open a few view windows to the panoramic Blue Ridge Mountains on the western horizon.
Rappahannock County is home to the world-renowned Inn at Little Washington, along with numerous other restaurants and wineries and many art galleries and antique stores. The town of Washington is only ten minutes away and features Tula’s Restaurant, the Country Cafe, a post office and an interesting assortment of unusual shops.
Other attractions in the County include numerous wineries, craft breweries and one craft distillery, antique shops, and art galleries. The Shenandoah National Park where you can hike, ride horses, fish and explore is also just minutes away from this home. It is about 25 minutes from Warrenton or Culpeper and 1.5 hours from Washington, DC.
It is important to note the advantages of the property being platted in five separate lots. The 30-acre property is legally divided into five separate lots but it is being sold all together. This means that a purchaser could sell off up four lots and still retain the house and eight acres. It also means that a purchaser could build additional homes on the property if a family compound is desired. Another advantage arises as a purchaser may be able to combine the lots into one parcel as part of a conservation easement. There may be some tax benefits for putting the property into a conservation easement. The existence of five separate parcels provides a new owner with significant financial flexibility.
- Price: $725,000
- MLS: RP9942957
- Acres: 30
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Half Bathrooms: 1
- Main Floor Bedroom: N
- Basement: Y
- Garage: Y
- Year Built: 2005
- Address: 600 Richmond Road
- Living Area: 2,578
- Levels: 3
- Heat Type: Heat Pump
- Heat Fuel: Electric
- Cool Type: Air Conditioning
- Cool Fuel: Electric
- Water: Well
- Exterior: Vinyl
- Pool: N
- HOA: N