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Built in 1768, Fairfield is a two and a half-story Georgian manor of native limestone with single-story wings and transverse end wings. The five-bay central block has a hipped roof with ten barrel-vaulted dormers which were added in 1919 with the transverse end wings. There is a Greek Revival porch at the west entrance with a three-bay screen porch on the eastern garden elevation. The residence includes seven bedrooms with four and a half baths in approximately 8,000+/- square feet of living space. There are eight fireplaces.
This 35+/- acre estate has many other buildings including two rental cottages, a summer cabin, smokehouse, garage/shop and greenhouse. The driveway winds into the estate over a small stone bridge, offering a glimpse of the manor across the front lawn upon approach. The grounds are landscaped with lovely old trees, boxwood and stone walls. There are four levels of terracing to the east of the manor, defined by plantings, stone walls and ledges. One of the terraces is noted for its “Green Room”, formed by century-old American boxwood, with a small fountain at center. Other interesting terrace features include the sundial yard and sunken ovals. The Long Marsh Run, a year-round stream traverses the property and there is an ever-flowing spring which spawns a small stream feeding into the Long Marsh. Looking to the west, the gentle contour of open pasture stretches out beyond the front lawn. Hay is produced on approximately 25 acres of the property. The property enjoys unencumbered vistas. Located off Lord Fairfax Highway (RT 340) in Clarke County, VA the property offers horse country living yet is only a 15 minute drive to Winchester, 30 minutes to Leesburg, 40 minutes to Middleburg and 50 minutes to Dulles Airport.
Fairfield was built in 1768 by Warner Washington, first cousin to George who was a frequent visitor with his family to the property – if these walls could talk! The home is on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register – honorific listings only. As you walk in you immediately notice the lovely, detailed woodwork, large rooms and flowing layout. The home features both formal and casual living and dining spaces. It is the perfect property for entertaining be it a large group or a smaller gathering. It would make a great family home or the perfect country retreat.
Be sure to peruse our photo gallery with floor plan and continue to read all about the history in the Property Information Package.
Do not miss this spectacular opportunity to own this magnificent piece of history.