Distinctive, gracious Mount Pleasant estate, circa1812, is a significant historic landmark in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Sited on a bluff overlooking Cedar Creek, its 107 acres of fertile farmland provides the perfect backdrop for the elegant manor house.
The main house is beautifully symmetrical and balanced Federal style architecture with a large center hall, spanning the house from front to back. Original floors have a rich patina; high ceilings, chair rail, original millwork, door hardware and uniquely carved mantelpieces make this home an architectural treasure. Deep, angled window wells reflect the light streaming in the large nine over nine windows. The generously sized rooms, wide doorways and great circular flow, make the home delightful for entertaining. The property has been the site of many lectures, parties and celebrations, and is perfectly suited for a bed and breakfast.
The manor home includes five bedrooms, four full baths, and a large country kitchen with fireplace. The house exterior is constructed of hand-crafted bricks made on site. The roof, gutters and downspouts are maintenance-free copper.
Continuously farmed since 1812, the land of Mount Pleasant is rolling, mostly open, with pastures and woods, and creek frontage. A tenant house and historic outbuildings complete the dependencies. A 60 x 40 foot barn, corncrib and brick garage with a potential apartment, enable a number of future uses. The land is bordered on three sides by Cedar Creek with gorgeous mountain views.
Placed in conservation easement with The Potomac Conservancy and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, and also surrounded by conserved parcels, the estate is an important part of the Shenandoah Valley’s Civil War history. The property is accessed from I-81 and US Route 11, and is close to Interstate 66, which make for an easy commute to the DC metro area and Dulles International Airport.
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