The wait is over! Finally a fabulous country residence that has it all: a phenomenal location near the historic towns of Leesburg and Purcellville, 17 bucolic acres with a treed border, steeped in history, fabulous porches and outbuildings, an incredibly charming interior with all the dressings of an antique home joined with modern amenities. Walnut Creek, also knows as the Esther House and more recently, The Farm at Walnut Creek, has a varied and rich past. Constructed of local stone, the farmhouse was built in 1800 and the stone bank barn dates to 1808. Once part of a very large estate owned by the Brown Family, Walnut Creek encompassed over one hundred and forty acres and was a prestigious working farm. It is reported that during the civil war, a Union soldier, Lieutenant Black, may have convalesced here after being shot during a raid against the famous Mosby's Raiders. Flash forward to the present where in 2017 the current owners founded The Farm at Walnut Creek. Here the owners poured their hearts into regenerating the land to start a small family run farm with the goal to provide natural, delicious food to the local community. They succeeded brilliantly. The new owners can continue this farming tradition or perhaps incorporate the farms mostly cleared seventeen acres into another vision- one perhaps with horses, goats or llamas. The possibilities here are truly endless. Equally as exciting as the land is the house itself. From the elegant 2 story front porch with the double door entry to the beautiful two-story foyer with winding staircase, Walnut Creeks interior delivers the indescribable charm that only a period home embodies. The formal front parlor has deep window sills, a fireplace housing a fantastic new wood stove insert, built in shelves and heart pine floors. Pocket doors in the parlor open to reveal the library, with a wall of bookshelves, deep window sills and a door that opens to the opens to the full-length rear porch. A back hallway houses a charming half bath and laundry room and connects to the modern kitchen that oozes charm with a huge stone fireplace (recently fitted with new wood stove #2) and a door leading to the outdoor Gazebo and patio. Just off the kitchen is the sunny Dining Room with views of the Bank Barn. The beautiful staircase turns and places you on the second level which starts with a wonderful landing that is a favorite place to read a book. On this level there are 3 large bedrooms including an Owners suite with a private full bath with Jacuzzi tub. All the bedrooms have modern sized closets (including a walk-in in the Owners suite) and the two secondary bedrooms share a lovely updated bath. The third level is a fun two room area that is currently used as a work from home office and work out room but also serves as a fourth bedroom. The basement is fantastic- big thick stone walls- high ceilings with plenty of room for storage and a rough in for a full bath. This is an incredibly cool space that would be the ideal for another home office, recreation area, wine tasting room with wine cellar etc... Other notable features at Walnut Creek include the oversized 2 car detached garage with a partial upper level ideal for expansion and a metal roof. The stone spring house and red machine barn offer utility and history. This is a magic place- a lovely warm home that has stood for generations and land that continues to offer the same bounty as it once did many years before. Step back in time but enjoy the convenience of paved roads and nearby amenities.
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