Experience the charm of country living at "Maple Lawn," this week's featured listing.
For less than the price of a McMansion in the suburbs, you can purchase this great 4-bedroom manor home with a spectacular view of the mountains. Just 90 minutes from D.C., this 18th-century home is the perfect place to create your own peaceful retreat. The main house was built in 1799 and has been thoughtfully restored over the years.
The property is located at 9071 Maple Lawn Lane in Rapidan and it includes over 13 acres of land. It is currently listed for $1,600,000 by Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty.
Inside, the main floor has an open plan, with an overall feeling of rustic elegance. Charming details like the custom cabinetry and antique timbers reflect the home's timeless appeal.
The kitchen has a bright and airy layout, complete with a robin's egg blue island work surface. Just look at that enormous gas range and deep farmhouse sink. Cooking any meal in here would be a piece of cake.
On sunny days, the whole family can enjoy the tennis court then go for a dip in the pool. Just imagine how nice it would look with some potted hibiscus plants and clamshell cabana loungers.
At the end of the day, you'll learn the true worth of a spacious veranda and a good rocking chair. It doesn't get much better than this!
The listing includes the original manor house as well as several outbuildings. One is a boxy brick structure that is perfect for a home office or hobbyist's getaway.
A separate garage building would also make a great guest house with its own little apartment on the end.
With everything this listing includes, it's truly a great starter home if you're looking for room to grow.
*The photos in this article are courtesy of Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty.
For more information, or to schedule a tour of the property, consult the original listing.
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