Welcome to Westerham Farm
Westerham, a mid-eighteenth century Federal style dwelling, is proudly positioned overlooking 55 +/- pastoral acres in western Hanover County. Originally constructed in 1734 with 22″ thick brick walls laid in Flemish bond, many of the frames, sills and sashes of the windows, as well as the glass, wide pine floors, and doors with handmade H-L hinges are still present. The plastering, though repaired in places, is native to the home and is in remarkable condition. An original mantelpiece in the formal living room measure 6 ½ feet in height and the dining room is adorned with a somewhat shorter reproduction. Exposed brick and hand-hewed beams are noteworthy features in the English Basement. On the exterior, twin chimneys flank the house from the basement to the attic level.
A large addition was built onto the existing structure in the late 1990s, adding slightly more than 1400 square feet of living space. This addition was constructed to maintain the ambiance and feel of the original house matching as much as possible the floors and high ceilings.
Landscaped gardens surround the home and are purported to be the one of the finest private plantings of English and American boxwoods in Virginia.
Main Level features 10 foot ceilings and heart pine flooring.
Living Room – Ornate mantle surrounding a fireplace with gas logs
Dining Room – Non-working fireplace with 5’ mantle piece
Kitchen Wood – burning fireplace, Aga gas stove and refrigerator, disposal, dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, marble and granite countertops with farm sink, wall display, storage pantry and Butler’s pantry with sink and cabinetry
Gathering Room – Seating and eating areas overlooking picturesque pastures, random width heart pine flooring opening to kitchen and dining room
Mud Room – Side entry off covered porch and includes half bath and full laundry
Bedroom / Office – Two well-proportioned rooms with build-in in shelving adaptable to a variety of uses
Jack ‘n Jill Bath – Full Bath
Upper Level features 9 foot ceilings, flexible usage of floorplan and heart pine flooring.
Master Bedroom – Double closets, gas fireplace, whole house lighting controls
Studio – Nonworking fireplace, attic access
Office/Bedroom – Sink
Full Bath – Walk-in shower
English Basement features hand-hewed beams, ceramic floors and B-Dry System
Great Room – Interior and exterior entrances, exposed brick, fireplace
Kitchen – New Aga Appliances, icemaker, granite countertops
Laundry Room – Washer & dryer
Full Bath – Footed tub with ceramic surround
Property Amenities: Numerous out buildings are on site to accommodate the operation of the Llama farm. These structures could be easily adaptable to other livestock uses:
15 fenced paddocks / pastures with 11 shared automatic Nelson waterers and 9 run-in sheds
Two story, copper roofed barn with tack room, bathroom, wash bay and two animal stalls; a second level for hay storage and a 12′ x 40′ attached lean-to
Copper roofed 22’ x 40’ pole barn with 3 open bays, a large enclosed area and second level
Mansard style storage barn approximately 12′ x 20′ in size
Other features include:
Fenced 20′ x 40′ Gunnite in-ground chlorine swimming pool with stamped concrete surround and Mugnaini wood fired oven
The pool house has a full bath including ceramic flooring and tiled shower and a kitchen/bar with granite countertops with kitchen features
Expandable Lutron lighting system for farm and home
For more information on this or other properties Call Patrick McCrerey (804) 512-6085.