Gorgeous property has guest house, music studio, hot tub, sauna & indoor tennis court
Tennis or music enthusiasts searching for a retreat within 30 minutes of Charlottesville will not find another property like 3470 Old Lynchburg Road in North Garden, Virginia.
Built in 1800 and set in the heart of four parcels of land on nearly 53 acres, this historic home was once a Civil War general store. In 1996, it was extensively renovated to include six bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one-half bathroom and more than 7,500 square feet. It is presented by William Zimmer in the Westham office of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate and is offered for $2.3 million.
“This is a rare opportunity to own not just an estate with an interesting history, but a home with a state-of-the-art indoor tennis court, music studio and guest house,” said Zimmer. “The property is the perfect retreat for family gatherings and entertaining, or could be converted into a bed and breakfast, wedding venue or other business.”
Arriving at the property, you’ll pass through a grand gated entrance and travel down the long driveway to find the home in an oasis of peace and tranquility. Standing tall on four floors, there is an enormous bluestone courtyard in the front of the home that will provide parking for all your guests.
Inside, the home’s original architectural details blend beautifully with modern features. You’ll find antique beams and vaulted ceilings, five stone wood-burning fireplaces and generous moldings.
It will be easy to prepare a family meal or cook for a crowd in the well-equipped chef’s kitchen with gorgeous red cabinetry and a large center island with custom stainless-steel countertop. Enjoy views of the property from one of the many porches including a long, enclosed sunroom on the back of the home.
Upstairs, you’ll find four comfortable bedrooms and two additional bedrooms on the fourth floor. The spacious lower level recreation room is ideal for watching the game or a movie with family and friends. This large room is consistent with the beautiful features of the home with its original stone fireplace and beamed ceiling.
Follow a stone walkway from the main home to the guest house which was originally built as a music studio. Resembling a log cabin, the guest house has a kitchenette, office, bedroom with a huge closet and a full bathroom. Extending the length of the house, the guesthouse has a room, the size of a ballroom, with hardwood floors and tall ceilings, which is flooded with natural sunlight from its many windows and glass doors.
As you continue walking through this beautiful property, you’ll come across a unique totem pole, hand-carved by a famous artist. Take wooden stairs to the top of hill to find a sauna. On a large connecting deck, you’ll enjoy the 12-person hot tub overlooking your very own stream on the property.
If that’s not enough, you’ll be totally amazed at the indoor tennis pavilion. This large enclosed building could also be used as a gym or a garage for the car collector.
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