Impeccably maintained, Destinaire Farm is an impressive 118 Acre horse farm with multiple barns, run-in sheds, and 10 pasture fields and paddocks set up to house 25 horses, including broodmares and their foals. Upon entering the property, the private drive is lined with board fenced fields and leads to the multiple barns and residences. The first set of buildings to the left includes the indoor riding arena (180’ x 100’) with attached 6 stall barn, a separate 3 stall run-in, and wonderful 3 bedroom manager’s house. Continuing on the drive one then passes the lovely stone and stucco main residence on the right, and on the left is the 1 bedroom guest house, a barn complex with 7 stalls, machine shed and large garage to house the truck and horse trailer. This is an exquisite estate in the heart of Old Dominion Hunt Territory with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Understated elegance describes the stone and stucco main residence of this estate. Light filled, the original 2 over 2 home, circa 1790’s has been expanded to each side as well as to the back creating an inviting and gracious home with unexpected room sizes and ceiling heights. The main level also features a spacious deck with pergola, perfect for relaxing and breathing in the spectacular views of the pond and mountains.
From the covered front porch, one enters into the greeting room (15’6” x 12’6”), which was one of the home’s 4 original rooms and features a wood burning fireplace, pine flooring and staircase to the second level. From this room, one may either go into the formal dining room or great room area of the home with it’s open kitchen, breakfast and family room. This area features wide board pine flooring, and wonderful windows for the spectacular views. The family room (23’8” x 21’8”) features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams providing a ceiling height of 12’6”. On the north wall, a wood burning fireplace with pine mantle beautifully ties into the pine wainscoting which wraps this room. Adjacent and completely open to the family room is the spacious informal dining area (17’8 x 14’5) with a sliding door leading to the large deck. Separated only by the breakfast bar, this dining area is open to the charming kitchen (14’10 x 13’7”), with both rooms featuring exposed post and beams. With abundant cabinetry, pantry, work-space, Sub-zero refrigerator and Vikinig double ovens this is an excellent kitchen.
From the great room, or formal dining room one may enter the dramatic gathering room (23’8 x 21’8”) with a vaulted ceiling height of 16’2” and featuring exposed beams and rafters. On the north wall, the wood-burning fireplace is surrounded by a handsome heart pine mantle and to each side large windows providing spectacular views. With a sliding door to the deck and easy access to the great room, this is an outstanding home for entertaining.
Beyond the kitchen, in the south wing of the home, a hallway offers a powder room, coat closet and leads to the private owners suite. With windows on three sides, the owner’s suite is a perfect area for relaxation while also being able to view the farm’s activities. The suite features a sitting room (17’5” x 11’8”), bedroom (17’0 x 15’5”) and newly renovated bath with separate tub and shower.
Returning to the greeting room, one ascends the staircase to the second level. At the top and to the right is Bedroom #2 (16’4” x 11’7”), which was part of the original home and features plastered and paneled walls, dormer windows and pine flooring. In the hallway, leading to Bedroom #3 (16’4” x 15’10”), there is a full bath, which also offers a second door opening into Bedroom #3. Also, part of the original home, this is a charming room with plaster walls, high windows and pine flooring. Adjacent to this bedroom is the spacious and light filled office (29’7” x 18’5”). When designing this room, a shed dormer was added providing for a wonderful picture window with tremendous views of the farm and mountains.
Destinaire Farm offers easy access to Middleburg, Warrenton, Marshall and I-66. The entire farm has been properly maintained and updated throughout the years; within the past year all buildings have been painted creating a stunning setting. Destinaire Farm is a remarkable horse farm blessed with spectacular views.