Who says you can’t have it all! Well, maybe you can’t, but this Hunt Country estate comes close. Designed for today’s lifestyles, Holland Hill sits at the crest of a hill, above 25 fenced-acres of pasture, streams and a pond. It seamlessly links contemporary interiors with timeless views of the lush Virginia countryside. The site’s proximity to Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C. makes for ideal use as a principal residence or as a country home. The surrounding Rappahannock countryside is known for the amplitude of its diverse cultural, culinary and recreational attractions.
From a distance, the house’s five-part composition suggests Virginia’s Palladian architectural heritage, while closer inspection reveals the unique touches that make the house so livable for quiet times or for gracious entertaining. Inside the enclosed front court, a winding path crosses the rushing waters of a koi pond. The wide entryway joins frameless glass outer doors with antique Chinese inner doors. Beyond the front hall’s perforated wall a field-store fireplace defines one end of the living room. Ahead is a bank of floor to ceiling doors leading to a 60-foot veranda and fountain overlooking miles of hills and fields. To the right is a separate dining area and open-plan kitchen with Select Red Maple cabinets, Decor appliance package with a six-burner gas stove with downdraft vent, Thermador refrigerator, two sinks, granite countertops, warming drawer and a wine cooler.
The main floor also contains two en suite bedrooms - - one with a fireplace and private garden laundry/utility room and a mudroom with a pet washing area. A kennel room with additional washing facilities is off the garage.
The lower-level has two more bedrooms off a marble hall and share a bath with a glass-block shower. An additional 1600 square feet of above-grade space is ready for conversion to a media room, wine cellar, storage, home office or other amenities. The house is designed with a low-carbon footprint using geo-thermal heating/cooling, blown cellulose insulation on exterior walls and the metal roof provide a low emission insulation and water catchment systems that support environmental sustainability while reducing operating costs for the property.
A two-stall horse barn with a 12 x 18 hay storage and tack room plus two loafing sheds with electric waterers and utilities in all the paddocks and fields offer facilities for a working farm. Tax easement for land-use maintains a low tax basis for this property. The beauty of the home is only surpassed by the outstanding views. Come, see, enjoy.