NOTE: VERY HIGH COMMUNICATIONS VALUE OF THIS SITE-This ELITE property due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and its 1,050' high elevation, gives it great potential for a tremendous increase in value due to its communication potential-especially with its LINE-OF-SIGHT to Washington, D.C. and major cities in Northern Virginia, and the new low orbit satellite networks being created in the next decade! The communications value of the site is over and above its current MAI appraisal of $15M, as that value was not factored into the appraisal. Additionally, the house, surrounding acreage and mountain views would create an elite, private embassy center or corporate retreat. This is a rare opportunity to OWN THE TOP OF YOUR OWN MOUNTAIN! Located in one of THE premiere locations in Northern Virginia, in the prestigious Hunt Country of Fauquier Co, an hour from Washington D.C. and 10 mins. from Warrenton, this custom manor house is at the top of Prickly Pear Mountain, part of the Watery Mountain Range. At an elevation of 1,050' it is at twice the height of the Washington Monument! The USGS only recognizes mountains over 1,000' in elevation as real mountains in the U.S. and this is one of them! The 100-mile scenic vistas are stunningly BREATHTAKING with a front row view of the Blue Ridge Mountains! This Tudor style manor house was custom designed and built with the highest quality construction and materials. The mansion has 9 bedrooms; 11 baths, many featuring imported Italian tile; 9 fireplaces, many with Italian marble hearths; a 3-floor elevator; and potential helicopter landing sites. Walking into the great hall and ballroom, your eyes are drawn to the custom glass dome skylight which is reminiscent of Monticello. The architect oriented the house to the compass, just as the ancient Egyptian pyramids were. The house is facing East for good fortune, as well as cheerful light and warmth in the morning, and to the exact West, a pyramid mountain can be seen in the Blue Ridge, just one of many features which makes this house unique. The marble fountain in the great hall has the compass points engraved into it as well. This home showcases impeccable details: imported gold and crystal chandeliers; teak, white oak, marble and Italian tile floors; custom cherry cabinets; and a remodeled chef's kitchen with SubZero refrigerator/freezer, a Wolf 48" dual fuel range, and exquisite granite countertops. The framing wood is Douglas Fir, brought from the West Coast and much of the home is built with commercial grade steel and can withstand a force wind of 125mph+. Rare black walnut selected from the property has been beautifully incorporated throughout the home. The floors have felt under them for noise elimination. There are 6 HVAC zones, and all are insulated from temperature and noise. This home is one of only a handful of houses in the country to be awarded the prestigious UL Master Label for lightning protection system. There is a commercial telephone switchboard, and wiring designed to handle high call volume. The large Roman swimming pool/whirlpool has been newly remodeled and offers sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are paved roads to reach Timothy Lane. This home has an extensive high-security system. This 85 acre property is one of only two in Virginia that holds a conservation easement with the Wildlife Land Trust of the U.S. Humane Society, making it a wildlife sanctuary and you may often see eagles soaring overhead. An advantage of owning land on this mountain range is you receive the benefits of 1,000+ acres surrounding you in nature conservancy, offering peace, tranquility, absolute privacy and security. MODERN ERA CONSTRUCTION - MANOR HOME WAS BUILT AFTER 1978, THUS IT IS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO LEAD BASED PAINT, ASBESTOS or other issues that may be found in Historic Homes. Add'l adjacent 52 acres (See MLS#VAFQ166980) available, for a total of 137 acres. Shown by Appointment.
Listing courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC.