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In the rolling Piedmont region, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bluegrass Field encompasses a picturesque parcel of forested hillside, rolling fields, a stretch of Popham Run, and rich bottomland. The modern log home, at once rugged and sophisticated, is perfectly sited to enjoy expansive views in all directions. The great room has a soaring cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows with a stunning view of Old Rag Mountain.
The meandering driveway takes you through the fields to a perch at the top of a small knob. The home is situated high enough to maximize the mountain views but is cleverly screened with beautiful landscaping and specimen trees to maintain privacy. The country-style front porch spans the length of the front façade. With its ceiling fans and porch swing-with-a-view, it is an appealing spot to while away some time with a cold drink. Entering through the unique, solid wood front door, one steps into an enormous great room with a stone fireplace and wall of windows to the left and a gourmet kitchen ahead. The ceilings soar more than two stories high and massive beams span the room.
The kitchen features an expansive island with a prep sink and counter seating. There are stainless steel appliances including a gas stove and stainless steel vent hood. The refrigerator has cabinet-front doors to blend in with the gorgeous shaker-style cabinetry. With plenty of storage and long stretches of granite counter, whipping up a gourmet meal will be a pleasure.
Continuing past the kitchen, one comes to another wall of windows in the sunroom that runs the length of the home. This is a perfect spot to curl up with a cup of tea and a book in the morning sun. There are more mountain views from the sun room and a grilling deck just off the corner.
On the other side of the kitchen, a hallway leads back to two bedrooms. The primary bedroom is to the right and has an ensuite bath with a tiled shower. There is a second bedroom to the left and another full bath in the hallway. The roomy main-floor laundry room, just behind the kitchen, has a utility sink and cabinets for storage.
Leading up from the great room, an airy stairway leads to a third bedroom complete with ensuite bath and a Juliet balcony. The cathedral ceiling continues and this bedroom overlooks both the great room and the sunroom, allowing the sunlight to pour in.
The lower floor provides yet more surprises. The current homeowner finished this level with all the amenities one could imagine. The main room has a bar and space for a pool table and arcade games. There is a recording studio with sound-insulated walls. There is a photographer’s dark room, complete with utility sink, that could also be used as an art room. And the best surprise is a home theater with professionally installed video and sound systems, charming lighting, and 200-year-old handmade wood door panels. The leather recliner seating for six includes cup holders and swiveling tray tables.
There is yet more space in the oversized two-car garage building. To the left of the garage bay, French doors open to an office with a full bath. Up above the garage, a guest apartment has an efficiency kitchen, half bath, two skylights, a cupola, and more mountain views. The garage has additional storage and a workshop area, plus an exterior lean-to for tractor or RV parking.
From the home, the meadow rises up in elevation to the edge of the forest. What a spectacular spot to sit, overlooking the property and out to Old Rag and surrounding mountains. Several trails lead into the woods from the perimeter of the field for leisurely strolls. In particular, a loop from the bottom field leads to a stone bench at Owl Rock, an impressive outcropping with a peek-a-boo view through the woods to the field below. A visit to the bottom of the property leads to Popham Run, with a deck perched over the sparkling, splashing, cool stream. A hidden meadow lies just beyond the creek and is screened from the rest of the world by a line of trees. The fields on this side of the driveway have been managed for hay cutting by a local farmer, who also manages the fields on the other side as pasture for cows.
Bluegrass Field is located about 15 minutes from Sperryville and 15 from Madison, and about 30 minutes from Culpeper. This ideal location allows a short drive to everything this area has to offer. Madison, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties have a wealth of farms and farmer’s markets, antique stores, wineries, restaurants, art galleries, historical sites, and much more. Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive are 30 minutes away, providing one of the country’s most scenic drives and many miles of hiking trails. The White Oak Canyon and Old Rag trailheads are just down the road, as is DuCard Winery and Graves Mountain Lodge. Located less than two hours from Washington, DC, and about an hour from Charlottesville, the property is well situated for either a relaxing weekend getaway or a comfortable full time residence. With most of the furniture to convey, Bluegrass Field is ready for you to come and enjoy the good life.
- Price: $1,295,000
- MLS: VAMA200009
- Acres: 33.33
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Half Bathrooms: 1
- Main Floor Bedroom: Y
- Basement: Y
- Garage: Y
- Year Built: 2006
- Address: 2680 Etlan Road
- Living Area: 5,130
- Levels: 3
- Taxes: $4,498
- Heat Type: Heat Pump/Furnace Backup
- Heat Fuel: Electric/Propane
- Cool Type: Central AC
- Cool Fuel: Electric
- Water: Well
- Exterior: Log
- Pool: N
- HOA: N