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Welcome to the Old Winery, a turn-key estate in Rectortown, an historic village of 19th century houses. As you enter the 44-acre property, you pass a perfectly preserved log cabin (former Civil War headquarters of General McLellan ), down a meandering driveway, with magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains on one side, a 7-acre fenced vineyard on the other, and vistas of rolling hills, woods, and pastures all around. At the driveway?s end, you arrive at the main house, a stunning renovation and expansion by Barnes Vanze Architects of an 1880 New England barn.
The house retains the character of its history, but is updated with luxuries of modern living. As you enter the house through its mahogany doors, your eyes rise to an impressive three-story great room with stone fireplace and French doors leading to a large covered patio. On one side of the great room is a chef?s kitchen, laundry room/pantry and a two-story screened in porch. On the other is a wood-beamed master suite with fireplace, including an over-sized dressing room, large master bath, and a private deck with spa. Adjacent is a family room, study, and powder room. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom and large loft sitting areas from which to take in the views.
Not far from the house is the former winery, which has been reimagined by the current owners as a fabulous entertainment space and guest house. The tasting room has been converted into a reception/dining room that can accommodate 10 or 100 guests. The wine warehouse upstairs is now two bedrooms and two full baths, both with Blue Ridge views. Next to the reception room is a large TV and games room with surround sound speakers. There is also a full built-in bar, a catering kitchen and extensive storage rooms with HVAC. Swing open the huge barn doors to fantastic outdoor entertainment spaces, including an outdoor kitchen and a covered area sufficient to seat large gatherings. The winery complex also includes an oversized 3-car garage and workshop, and a recently refinished home office, with high-speed fiber optic internet throughout the property. Both the house and winery complex are served by independent back-up generators.
The grounds include extensive hardscaping of bluestone patios and fieldstone walls, mature gardens, a luxurious gunite pool, har-tru clay tennis court, and a large fenced vegetable gardens with a variety of fruit trees and berries. The property, which is impeccably maintained, generates substantial income from renting its vineyard to neighboring wineries, the log cabin, and ever-present demand of the winery complex for use as a wedding venue. The property?s scenic beauty is protected by conservation easement, which allows for events and development of equestrian facilities. Furnishings can be sold separately.