Turkey Ridge Retreat
Turkey Ridge Retreat is an intimate and expansive country home that is artfully designed. The fieldstone and frame house was originally built in 1977 and was visionary for its day. Now it has been thoroughly remodeled with a delightful marriage of sophisticated design and informal ambience. It has large rooms, intimate spaces and sweeping views of fields, foothills and farms. With 21 excellent acres, it is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The 6000 (approx) square foot home has an open floor plan, high ceilings and wide windows to take in the expansive western views. The entrance hall separates the main floor into two wings. As you enter the home, the master suite is to the left and to the right are the public spaces. Straight ahead are windows overlooking the south terrace with delightful views of the majestic Rappahannock countryside. The living room has access to the rear bluestone terrace.
The kitchen, dining and living areas flow together for casual and comfortable country living. Rich wood floors and crown molding add traditional touches to a contemporary room. The expansive living room is two shallow steps lower than the rest of the room. It has wide windows that emphasize the delightful natural surroundings and a slate faced fireplace adds a warming touch. The kitchen features new cabinets, oak flooring and great lighting. An old fieldstone chimney in one corner is a nice natural counter point to the sleek granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen also opens to an “L” – shaped sunroom that has been created by closing in an old porch with multiple windows and glass doors. It has its own heating and cooling system for energy efficiency. The sunroom has double doors that open to another terrace and an expansive lawn.
The dining area occupies a broad space between the kitchen and living room. It features an antique chandelier and access to the sunroom which greatly expands the entertaining options.
At the opposite end of the house, the master suite is a splendid space with a fireplace and built in cabinetry. The bedroom is large enough for several sitting and reading areas as well as a king sized bed. The master suite includes plenty of closet space, a convenient dressing room and a luxurious bathroom with tiled floors and granite counters.
The second floor of the home includes three more bedrooms and another full bathroom.
A large and comfortable family room is on the lower level. It has a massive stone fireplace and the flooring is an Engineered Stone Flooring called Alterna Reserve, made by Armstrong. The room can easily accommodate an unobstructed pool table or ping pong table. A full bath makes this a very functional and usable space.
The lower level also includes a two-car garage with a utility sink. Please note that all Lights in the house except the garage are LED lighting.
Like the house, the landscaping has also been completely renovated with new plantings of trees, shrubs and perennials. The lawn has been regraded and replanted and is now a lush grassy expanse.
The home is sited on a gentle ridge that is heavily wooded on the north side and rolling meadows to the south. The woods are primarily red oaks, white oaks and poplars. These mature trees provide great natural protection from the prevailing winter winds and weather while the open southern exposure provides natural light and warmth.
Rappahannock County is home to the world-renowned Inn at Little Washington, along with numerous other restaurants and wineries; Castleton in Performance, which brings world-class events each month; and many art galleries and antique stores. In Sperryville, there is a popular entrance point to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. The property is convenient to Culpeper for shopping, dining and medical services. The old Main Street includes an interesting assortment of unusual shops and excellent restaurants. Culpeper has rail service to Washington DC and Amtrak service to cities along the Southern Crescent route from New York to New Orleans. Turkey Ridge Retreat is only about 90 minutes from downtown DC and about 1 hour from Dulles Airport.
- Price: $799,000
- MLS: CWR Exclusive
- Acres: 21
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Half Bathrooms: 1
- Main Floor Bedroom: Y
- Basement: Y
- Garage: Y
- Year Built: 1977
- Address: 609 Turkey Ridge Road
- Living Area: 6,000
- Levels: 2
- Taxes: $3,343
- Heat Type: Heat Pump
- Heat Fuel: Electric
- Cool Type: Forced Air
- Cool Fuel: Electric
- Water: Well
- Exterior: Stone
- Pool: N
- HOA: N
- Year Renovated: 2015