RARE OFFERING: Historic country estate known as Exning with a pristine, beautifully renovated and meticulously updated Stucco Victorian on 10+ acres of paradise. Enter through the handsome stone pillars down the private tree lined arch of Osage orange trees to expansive lush lawns, flowering perennial gardens and ancient trees, manicured and refined by extensive hardscape. The stately home is wrapped with a deep covered porch, complete with hanging baskets, ceiling fans, rocking chairs and multiple seating arrangements to relax and enjoy. The ample covered porch offers plenty of room for family gatherings and entertainment and opens into the backyard oasis. A wide hall with adjacent parlor and grand stair case, welcomes you to this modernized version of days gone by. Gleaming wood floors, high ceilings, curved banisters, antique hardware, multiple fireplaces, French doors and tall windows with original wavy glass set the stage.
Exning has 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 1 half bath. There are 2 second floor primary bedrooms and an additional main level option. One of the bedrooms opens to a second floor balcony overlooking the pergola, patio and pool. There are three stairwells to the second floor and all bedrooms have easy access.
Cooks will love the kitchen set up which includes a main kitchen, a catering kitchen (which was added onto the main kitchen 5 years ago), and a butler’s pantry. The main kitchen is equipped with a large island, granite counters, farm sink, Viking 6 burner range and grill, sub zero refrigerator, dishwasher, and built-in microwave. The catering kitchen is equipped with quartz counters, second full size refrigerator, double wall oven, ice maker, wine refrigerator, small farm sink, stackable washer/ dryer and large storage closet with floor to ceiling shelves. The butler’s pantry contains a large island with granite countertop, two coffee bars, farm sink, large built in China cabinet for storage and display, dishwasher and warming oven.
A large family room adjoins the main kitchen with French doors accessing the patio, pool and pergola which is complete with outdoor kitchen and stone fireplace to enjoy. The outdoor kitchen has granite counters, sink, Viking outdoor grill, refrigerator and ice maker. Covered seating for both dining and relaxing overlooks the pool area and perennial gardens. The heated pool and hot tub, with separate buried propane gas tank, was recently resurfaced and re-tiled.
There is a separate formal dining room with a large bay window alcove overlooking the rear gardens. A spacious formal living room opens through French doors from the parlor and delights with multiple large windows, afternoon sun, a large fireplace with exquisite mantle and French doors that open out to the covered wrap around front porch.
Stepping out the catering kitchen door, there are 9 raised beds for vegetables and flowers, a potting shed, and a lovely vintage stone smoke house with metal roof. Behind the stone smoke house is a large fenced lawn used for a dog run. Also in the back is a lighted tennis court, recently resurfaced, located on the site of the home’s former croquet court, complete with flagstone patio and tennis hut.
The grounds have many exterior rooms hugged by landscaping with benches and views for reflecting. A truly remarkable property with generator, Internet, history, modern amenities and location, situated off commuter route 50 and only 2 miles to historic Middleburg. Historic markers, multiple vineyards, farm-to-table dining options and country roads await. Nearby Sky Meadows Park is available for hiking and fishing. Only 35 minutes to Dulles International Airport and about 1 hour to DC