154 Hansen Road Suite 102B
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Licensed to sell real estate in VA
This property has found a new owner!
It would be hard to find another property that sits so beautifully and advantageously amid panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views as Hidden Stream Farm in Madison County, Virginia. This magnificent scenery can be enjoyed from almost everywhere on the 194-acre farm, as well as just about anywhere in the 7,450 square foot, 5 bedroom/5½ bath residence, its garden, deck, porches and pool complex.
As we enter the house on the hill, let's first pause to admire the stunning vista from the 8-foot-wide covered porch that runs the full width of the front, looking out over the farm's lush green pastures. Passing through the foyer, we discover a spectacular great room with a towering two-story bay window that truly does justice to its magnificent Blue Ridge Mountain panorama. Now the home's "old country" inspiration becomes evident, from the exposed post and beam construction and vaulted ceilings to the solid oak doors throughout and English oak floors (reclaimed from old cider barrels) on both main and upper levels. Opening off the great room is a large deck that's perfect for entertaining in full sight of the mountains which appear to go on forever.
While the farmhouse's DNA is rooted in history, it was actually built in 2007 to satisfy the lifestyle, comfort and convenience requirements of the 21st century. The spacious gourmet kitchen is a good example of this consideration. Top quality finishes include painted cherry wood cabinetry and display shelves, granite countertops, porcelain farm sink, large island-cum-breakfast bar and walk-in pantry; there's also an adjoining breakfast room. From the kitchen you can step out onto the covered screened-in porch which is ample size for outdoor dining. More formal meals are served in the 16'9"x24'3" dining room which looks out to the pastoral views from the front porch.
Completing the main level is the huge master suite, a luxurious private sanctuary with a sitting area, connected study, large bath with walk-in shower, two walk-in closets and windows on two walls to take in the mountains and rolling pastures. Upstairs, all three bedrooms are cozy yet grand with high, vaulted ceilings, generous dimensions and, of course, those unforgettable views. One is a self-contained suite with private bath and walk-in closet.
The terrace level is devoted to fun and relaxation. The recreation room is large enough for a pool table and plenty of other games besides. Next door is a dedicated media room. Also on this level are two more bedrooms, one of which is yet another self-contained suite with bath and walk-in closet. From the rec room, doors open to the pool area, an award winning design that encompasses a wide bluestone terrace for sunbathing or entertaining, a pool pavilion with metal roof and changing rooms with his and her baths, and lavishly landscaped gardens with stone retaining walls.
True to its traditional values, this farm manor was solidly built to last for generations, using top quality materials and master craftsmanship. It also incorporates modern technology that makes it energy efficient and low maintenance, including cedar clapboard siding, a well insulated perimeter and a standing seam metal roof with baked enamel finish. All floors have gas fired radiant heat.
Surrounding the farm manor is fertile, versatile land (approximately 130 acres of which are open) that could be easily adapted to many specialties. Currently set up for cattle grazing, it includes a barn, fenced pastures, hay fields and wooded areas with bridle and walking trails for getting close to nature and its wildlife. The area around the house is also fenced for pets. A signature feature of Hidden Streams Farm is its numerous springs and streams including at least 5 major creeks to supply all the water your crops and animals need.
Hidden Streams Farm is located on a paved country road near the village of Rochelle, as genuinely, peacefully rural as you could wish yet just half an hour from the civilized attractions of Charlottesville. For quicker shopping trips, Ruckersville is about a 10 minute drive. Combining a beautiful setting that hasn't changed in centuries with modern luxury, Hidden Streams Farm gives its owners the best of Virginia’s old and new.
Contact Gayle for your private tour of Hidden Streams Farm.