With stunning views of the rolling fields, forest and the Shenandoah National Park, High Meadow is strategically sited on a broad open knoll to take full advantage of the dramatic natural setting. The award-winning architecture features soaring south facing windows and eleven foot ceilings allowing natural light and the mountain vistas to wash throughout the home. The house has an open floor plan punctuated by interesting architectural details, expansive bluestone terraces, an outdoor dining pavilion and plenty of great entertaining spaces. High Meadow is country living at its finest.
The approach to the home is tastefully landscaped and the driveway is designed to tease you with glimpses of the home in the distance as it winds its way along board fenced pastures. A beautifully landscaped circular drive welcomes guests. The garage and private parking is artfully hidden in the back.
The unassuming elegance of the entry sets the stage for the dramatic interior and breathtaking views. Through an open foyer the living room is framed with strong vertical columns and horizontal beams reflecting the mullions in the expansive windows that frame Blakey Ridge. The ceiling in the living room ascends to eighteen feet and is capped by a cupola. A gas fireplace with local river rocks scattered among the flames adds a warm modernistic element.
Similar to the living room, the adjoining dining area features a wall of windows framing the remarkable mountain views.
An island with casual seating separates the kitchen from the dining area. It features cherry cabinets, granite countertops, a marble pastry chef’s station, Dacor appliances including a six-burner gas cooktop and a built-in wine chiller.
A beautifully landscaped bluestone terrace extends the length of the home. It can be accessed from the living room, kitchen, master suite and one of the bedrooms.
An office is separated, but still easily accessible from the main living area. Bibliophiles will love the floor to ceiling bookshelves.
The architect thoughtfully designed the master suite and the two additional bedrooms on opposite sides of the home. The master suite features two generous closets. The resplendent bath has a walk-in shower and a large jetted tub. The master bedroom has stunning views of the fields below the home and the Blue Ridge Mountains on the horizon. The front bedroom on the western side of the house has the same stunning views as the rest of the main living area and access to the patio while the back bedroom has a lovely pastoral view. Both bedrooms feature en-suite baths. The main floor is completed with a half bath for guests, a laundry room and a generous two-car garage.
The three-bedroom, three and half bathroom home features stranded bamboo floors, the best energy efficient windows with passive and solar advantages, excellent high speed internet from Virginia Broadband, easy one level living and some of the best views in Madison County.
The lower level of the home offers plenty of opportunities to expand. A large finished room would make a perfect family room or media room. A below grade wine cellar with twelve inch concrete walls will keep your collection at the perfect temperature. The balance of the basement is unfinished with plenty of storage space.
High Meadow includes a custom-built one-stall barn with a large run-in area, a tack room and plenty of hay storage (can hold 150 square bales), and a riding ring. While it is perfect for horses, this barn could easily be repurposed for a variety of other farm animals or equipment storage. Adjacent to the barn is a graded riding ring and paddocks with automatic waterers.
Closer to the house is a large garden area that features several raised beds as well as a garden shed.
High Meadow is close to the White Oak Canyon, Old Rag, Cedar Run and Nicholson Hollow trailheads. For trout fishing, the Robinson River is within walking distance and the Rose and Hughes Rivers are just a little further afield. The Rapidan Wildlife Refuge is minutes away.
High Meadow is 16 miles from the Town of Sperryville, and 10 miles from the Town of Madison, where you will find many interesting shops and the basic necessities. There are many local wineries and vineyards to explore, DuCard Vineyard is minutes away. The surrounding area has a multitude of antique stores, breweries, interesting restaurants and some great farmers markets. Located only about two hours from Washington, DC, High Meadow is an easy weekend getaway or a full time residence.
- Price: $795,000
- MLS: CWR Exclusive
- Acres: 13.9
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Half Bathrooms: 1
- Main Floor Bedroom: Y
- Basement: Y
- Year Built: 2008
- Address: 171 Green Gate Road
- Living Area: 2,615
- Levels: 2
- Heat Type: Heat Pump
- Heat Fuel: Propane
- Cool Type: Heat Pump
- Cool Fuel: Electric
- Water: Well
- Pool: N
- HOA: N