510 Main Street SOLD
510 Main Street
Washington $649,000 SOLD
510 Main is one of the most historic homes in one of the most historic towns in Virginia. This painstakingly restored stucco over frame and log home is ideal for some one who wants a very distinctive home with the charm, convenience and ambience of living in town. It is located at the edge of the commercial area of town so it is a simple stroll to the post office, shops and restaurants of the village. The property has a large corner lot on Calvert Street that extends from Main Street to Gay Street. Impressive old boxwoods, mature landscaping and towering trees provide privacy and a sense of serenity.
The house was originally built in the early to mid 1700’s on what was then the old Colonial Road to the frontier. An adjacent log cabin, one of the earliest in the area, was used as the town jail before Rappahannock became a county. Both structures were in existence when George Washington surveyed the town in 1749. A connecting room joined many years later, the old jail and the home. Even later, another wing, which is now the kitchen, was added to the back of the house. In the late 1990’s, the current owners thoroughly restored the home.
Now the home is beautifully restored with much of the original woodwork, hardware, floors, and fireplaces. On the first floor it has a large eat-in kitchen, living room, family room, the old log jail and a first floor master suite. There is a private back porch that opens onto a lush lawn ringed by the big boxwoods. On the second floor, there are two more bedrooms each with its own bathroom and laundry facilities. The home is completely modernized but it retains its 1700’s authenticity.
The grounds around the home have a similar historic ambience. The lot is almost completely bordered by a dense hedgerow of boxwoods so from within, the property feels like its lost in time. Casual flower gardens accent the lush lawns and add touches of color throughout the year. One can imagine dinner parties, lawn games and family gatherings on the big back porch which can spill into the delightfully landscaped lawn.
The home and property are in excellent condition so you can move right in — it's easy and peaceful but never boring. The Inn of Little Washington, truly a remarkable restaurant, is an easy walk, as it is less than two blocks away. The home is convenient to Warrenton, Front Royal and Culpeper and only about 10 miles from the Castleton Festival and Chateauville Foundation, which bring in world-class concerts, operas and other performances much of the year. Only 20 minutes away the Shenandoah National Park offers an amazing array of waterfalls, canyons, trails and hikes. Rappahannock County has many fine restaurants and wineries that will allow you an array of fun activities every weekend.
MRIS# RP7846721 CAAR# 500941
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From Warrenton take Rte. 211 West approx. 22 miles to right on Warren Ave. Approx. .4M to right onto Main Street. House is approx. .9M on right. Sign on Property. By appointment only.