Nestled in Fauquier County’s Rolling Hills
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‘Hound Hall’ Celebrates English Country Architecture on 100 Acres
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Facts for buyers
Address: The Plains Listed at: $6,500,000 by John Coles (540) 687-5522 and Barrington Hall (540) 454-6601, Thomas and Talbot Real Estate.
as marble vanities and separate water closets. Laundry facilities and a small office are first-level bonuses. Four charming bedrooms are found on the upper level, while the lower level is home to a game room, media room, home gym and Pentagon brand gun safe, perfect for sportsmen and non-sportsmen alike. There also is a guest suite on the lower level, with its own walk-out entrance – further evidence of the attention lavished on the design of the property. About 70 of the 100 acres are a mix of open, rolling fields (with the equestrian facilities), while the remaining 30 acres is wooded. Mature trees and plantings thrive throughout the grounds. The equestrian facilities are accessible from the main residence in addition to a separate entrance off Burrland Lane. Perfect for show horses, eventers, or
The center hall also accesses the wood-paneled library, with its meticulously crafted built-in book cases and a fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is the modern eat-in kitchen and family room, accented by a large stone fireplace, exposed-oak beams and random-width oak flooring. French doors open to the back terrace. The kitchen features lovely wormy chestnut cabinetry, a breakfast bar, topquality appliances and ample storage space for the budding gourmet’s tools. The master retreat, with its enormous picture window, provides marvelous views of the property and access via French doors to the large flagstone terrace that graces the entirety of the back of the home. It boasts his-and-hers bath and dressing rooms, both featuring tile floors, roomy walk-in closets with builtin cabinets, drawers and shelves, as well
fox hunters, the 17-stall Belmont barn features a heated main tack room/lounge with sink, cabinets and storage, and a full bath with stand up shower, in addition to a smaller tack/storage room. The well-lit and airy barn also has grooming and wash stalls with hot and cold water, as well as a feed room with built in grain bins and shelves above. There is tremendous storage available in the hayloft above. A second barn contains two stalls, a hayloft, and a roomy two-bedroom ground floor apartment with full kitchen, living room, laundry room and full bath. Seventeen fenced paddocks are easily accessed from the barns, the larger of which have run-in sheds. A quarter-mile exercise track winds its way around the back field, perfect for conditioning work. The outdoor riding arena is fenced and top grade Eurofelt weatherproof footing has been installed. A round pen and five-bay machine shed complete the equestrian facility, rounding out our tour of an exceptional property. Articles are prepared by Middleburg Life’s real estate advertising department on behalf of clients. For information on the home, contact the listing agent. For information on having a house reviewed, contact the Middleburg Life real estate advertising department at (540) 687-6059.
Set on a prime locale of just over 100 acres in Orange County Hunt territory, this month’s featured property – “Hound Hall” – showcases a main house that is reminiscent of the English Country style, and features amenities designed for those with passion for equestrians. “Comfortable yet refined” is the hallmark of this property, and both the home and the grounds offer attention to detail that is unsurpassed. All this, and the prime location is close to both The Plains and Middleburg. The property currently is on the market, listed at $6,500,000 by John Coles and Barrington Hall of Thomas and Talbot Real Estate. A welcoming stone pillar gateway marks the pea-gravel drive, which winds its way to the light-filled, sophisticated residence. Twelve-foot ceilings, numerous fireplaces, large windows, beautiful woodwork and exquisite quarter-sawnoak flooring are a few of special touches adding to the ambiance. Stepping through the front door, the slate foyer immediately sets the tone of stylish élan, with tremendous attention to detail. A walnut staircase is a prime focal point. The living room is to our right off the center hall. A stunning stone fireplace and exposed-oak beams accent this spacious and sun-filled room, while three sets of French doors open to the flagstone terrace. The formal dining room, with its arched entryway with pocket sliding doors, is a celebration of style and perfect for gatherings throughout the year. The character of the dining room is further enhanced by wormy chestnut wainscoting and large bay window facing west.