About the Property
Blue Sky is 14.28 acres of rolling fields and forest on a quiet country road. Protected by a hardwood forest on the perimeter and a dense stand of pines along the road, the property is tucked away in a gentle valley that feels very private. About half of the land is cleared and ideal for horses, a few head of livestock or a small vineyard. There is a charming old barn and a small stream meanders through the woods.
Sitting quietly on the highest point of the property, the cedar sided home, built in 2001, is designed with an open floor plan for easy country living. The entryway flows into an impressive great room with high, wood paneled ceilings and a tall chimney flanked by broad windows and sliding doors. The light and natural beauty of the outdoor environment stream in, and the large fireplace in the center helps create a room that is both cozy and expansive. The kitchen occupies an alcove that is only nominally separated by a convenient counter so everyone shares in eating, cooking and entertaining activities.
The sliding doors open onto a spacious deck that overlooks the rolling meadows and trees below. It is a gentle patchwork view of forest and fields; Bessie Bell Mountain and hints of the Blue Ridge beckon on the horizon. With a southwestern exposure, the deck is particularly nice in the evening for watching the sunset and patterns of shadows and light on the open meadows. The main floor also includes two bedrooms and a full bath.
For those fascinated by the heavens or those who just appreciate a star filled night, the deck is perfect for stargazing. On clear nights (particularly crisp winter evenings) when there is no moon, the skies in this area of Rappahannock County are dark with almost no light pollution. The Milky Way fills the sky and many constellations are readily identifiable. It is a fine way to spend an evening.
Upstairs there is a balcony overlooking the great room. This is a dramatic vantage point with the large upper windows offering excellent views to the southwest. An office occupies the front portion of the second floor. It has great natural light by virtue of a wide arched window. Pocket doors allow privacy so with a futon or sleep sofa, the room can be overflow sleeping quarters.
In the back portion of the second floor, a generous master suite offers a luxurious bath with Jacuzzi tub, glass shower and ceramic tile floors and walls. The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling that repeats the wood paneled detail of the great room. A large walk in closet with access to additional attic storage provides plenty of storage space. Ample windows provide excellent natural light. Lying in bed, one can enjoy views of the Blue Ridge Mountains through large windows on the western wall.
The full unfinished basement can be accessed from the great room or from a convenient lower level exit. The basement’s full bath, complete with shower, is handy for cleaning up after working outdoors. Washer, dryer and utility sink are included next to the full bath. The basement has easy opportunities for expansion for another bedroom, media room and/or family room. It is full of light due to the full size windows and high ceilings. A great additional feature of the home is the automatic, whole-house generator. The home and property are well cared for and in excellent condition.
Blue Sky is convenient to Warrenton and Culpeper and about 50 miles from Charlottesville. Shenandoah National Park is only 20 minutes away, where an amazing array of waterfalls, canyons, trails and hikes await you. Rappahannock County has many restaurants, wineries, antique stores, orchards and more that will allow you a myriad of activities every weekend.
- Built 2001
- Main Floor Bedroom: Yes
- Basement: Yes
- HOA: No