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Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017

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Visit the Rock Manor Sunday, Feb. 26 By Linda Martin


When I first began working in the Culpeper area, like others I’d pass by the rock house on Sperryville Pike wondering who would build such a manor, why there, more—I’d make up stories in my head. Reading about the rock manor, I found there’s as much urban lore (true & not) as I had imagined. A.H. Hawkins was a bigger than life guy & self-made man. He was in trucking, had businesses in Culpeper, he built Culpeper’s first swimming pool (which burned, along with his wife’s piano!), and farmed here. He built it in the 1930’s after the home he shared with his family burned! She had asked for a Sears Roebuck catalogue cape model with a pretty stone fireplace — What she got was a resplendent robber baron styled main level, 2 upper levels and two lower ones (the lowest, like a dungeon, or possible speak easy as Hawkins was a gambler), stone turrets, slate roof & flagstone porches! Pretty much fire proof, it was

and is Hawkins Castle! The current owners drove out from Manassas one day, about 12 years ago, and pretty much fell in love with the possibilities, and took on what was by then a sad looking place on a little less than 10 acres, left behind, and turned it back into a home. They kept the historic style intact, and personally supervised the contractors that tore out upstairs apartments, trappings of the sixties to the eighties—and then gently updated! Now airy it’s got some mystery and elegance to share. It is now on the market at $775,000 and available for viewing by appointment! For more information contact Linda Martin, Managing Broker (Licensed In VA), Montague Miller & Co. Realtors at 540-825-3300, ext 24 or on her cell at 540-270-6062.

A house with a history will be open for viewing! With 5 levels, this is a stone residence that has been well renovated, updated and enjoyed by longtime owners! A main level along with 2 upper and 2 lower levels.There are 4+ bedrooms and 4 baths. On 3 acres. $775,000

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Feb. 26 1-4 pm th

12255 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper VA 22701

Culpeper Office 332 James Madison Highway Culpeper, VA 22701 800.825.6825 l 540.825.3300


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