If home is where the heart is, you’ll love this charming house near Woodville. It is a completely renovated home overlooking one of the largest private landholdings in Virginia. With the Blue Ridge panorama dominating the western horizon this property offers privacy and tranquility in a spectacular setting that will make your heart sing.
A paved driveway off Sperryville Pike winds through a dense forest and past a woodland pond to the home which is sited on a high, broad knoll. Improvements include the main manor house, guest house, an six bay garage, attached two car garage, a workshop and a potting shed.
The main house has a rambling floor plan with lots of cozy spaces, fireplaces, exposed beams, wood paneling and warm heart of pine floors. Almost every room has wide windows overlooking the dramatic mountain views. As such, the house feels much larger than the listed 3,000 square feet and has ample room for entertaining.
The main floor includes an entry foyer that opens to an expansive dining/living/family room. It has a trayed ceiling, a fireplace, an east facing bay window and five large west facing windows to drink in the breathtaking views. These windows include clever built-in blinds. There is a motorized awning outside to provide shade to the patio in the afternoon.
Across the back of the home is a more casual den/living room with warm pine paneling, a fireplace, exposed beams and another set of large western facing windows. This room flows into a casual dining/breakfast area with vertical paneled walls, exposed beams and heart of pine floors.
The kitchen is adjacent to the casual dining area and is equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, fine custom cabinetry, and ample storage space. The kitchen also has a door to the front porch which can easily be used for al fresco dining. Beyond the kitchen is a convenient laundry room, two half baths, a utility/linen closet, a mud room and access to the attached two car garage.
A back hall behind the kitchen leads to a den/office and the master suite. The master bedroom has large western windows to take advantage of the wonderful views. It also has access to a secluded private porch featuring a hot tub and an outdoor shower.
The second floor includes two more bedrooms, a full bath and a large attic storage area that could easily be converted into another bedroom.
Built in 1952, the home was taken down to the studs and renovated in 2002. The current owners have been continually updating and improving the home. The last update was completed in 2014.
The guesthouse is across a walkway at the southern end of the house. It has a large bedroom and an office. A hidden Murphy bed offers additional sleeping options. A luxurious bathroom with marble counter tops spans the two rooms offering access from either space.
Across the front courtyard from the guesthouse is an over-sized garage. The previous owner collected antique automobiles and used this space to house his prized vehicles. It would make a fine workshop or studio, or a game room for polo, ping pong, or media. It is large enough to be retrofitted with stalls for use as a horse barn. Beyond this large garage is a level tennis court-sized grass playing field and another terraced area suitable for a vegetable garden.
The grounds are beautifully landscaped with perennial flower gardens and ornamental trees and shrubs. In the spring hundreds of daffodils welcome the end of winter.
Eldon View adjoins Eldon Farms, a working farm of 7,100 acres of continuous land centered on conservation. For more information, see this story from the Rappahannock News. The property is located less than 15 minutes from the village of Sperryville, recently voted the best small town in Virginia. Run into town for wood-fired pizza at RPK and grab a craft cocktail at Francis while you wait for your order. Or stock up on gourmet goodies at the Corner Store and have a growler filled at one of the two breweries to enjoy on your terrace at home while watching a spectacular sunset over the Blue Ridge. Sperryville also features restaurants, a coffee shop/wine bar, a whiskey distillery, a yoga studio, art galleries and a nine hole golf course.
Eldon View is only about 20 minutes from the town of Culpeper where the old Main Street thrives with restaurants, gourmet shops, bakeries, and interesting shops. Culpeper has most of the standard big box stores as well as multiple grocery stores.
Located under two hours from Washington, DC, and about an hour from Charlottesville, Eldon View is an easy drive for a weekend getaway yet it will feel a world away. It also offers a full time resident easy access to these two metropolitan centers and all they have to offer.
- Price: $835,000
- MLS: RP10035799
- Acres: 15.8
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Half Bathrooms: 2
- Main Floor Bedroom: Y
- Basement: N
- Garage: Y
- Year Built: 1952
- Address: 4802 Sperryville Pike
- Living Area: 3,000
- Levels: 2
- Heat Type: Heat Pump/Wood Stove
- Heat Fuel: Electric/Wood
- Cool Type: Central Air Conditioning
- Cool Fuel: Electric
- Water: Well
- Exterior: Siding
- Pool: N
- HOA: N
- Year Renovated: 2014