235 HOPE HILL RD CASTLETON Virginia 22716
235 HOPE HILL RD, CASTLETON, Virginia 22716 - $1,449,000
Fair Haven is an architectural tour de force that marries updated elements of neo-classical style with local materials to create a spectacular home reminiscent of an Italian villa. The seven-bedroom, 8 full bath (1 half bath) home is delightfully sited on 15 lovely landscaped acres in the heart of Rappahannock County. The broken pediment front edifice opens to a front foyer accented by stone floor, ogee crown molding with a dental frieze and arched openings at either end. Directly across from the front door, wide double-hung glass doors open to the central courtyard lined by a covered gallery on three sides. The courtyard features intricate herringbone brick floors and a hot tub.nnThe western end of the front foyer opens to a suite of three bedrooms, each with its own luxurious bathroom and wide windows that open to the outdoors. Two of the bedrooms have fireplaces and the third has its own outside access to the rear gardens.nnThe eastern end of the foyer opens to a large living room with random-width hardwood floors and an Italian marble fireplace surrounded by an ornate mantel. There is a private office behind the living room which is currently being used as another bedroom.nnAnother hallway, with access to the screened porch, leads to a great room with a kitchen, a dining area and living spaces. The kitchen features gorgeous cherry cabinets and is nominally separated by a granite topped pentagonal island. An arched fieldstone fireplace with a raised hearth and slab cherry mantel designates the seating area and the wide-open dining area opens to the central courtyard.nnA deep, cool screened porch, a glass greenhouse and brick terraces adjoin the kitchen.nnBehind the kitchen is another bedroom, laundry room, a butlers pantry and access to the garage.nnA large addition was added beyond the butlers pantry. It includes a grand office and library on the main floor and an exercise room and another garage on the lower level. The upper level is a spacious open studio/performance space with soaring ceilings and large Palladian windows.nnThe 15-acre lot is a mix of meadows and stands of shade trees, interspersed with woodland gardens, ferns and ornamental shrubs. It is the ideal habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife. There are excellent pastoral and mountain views from the shady front lawn.nnFair Haven has potential to generate considerable income as a short term rental property.