Built in 1878, Pelham is a light filled, historically significant brick home featuring a magnificent entry hall with an open staircase to the home’s 2nd and 3rd levels. Pelham features high ceilings, elegant nine foot doorways, and floor to ceiling windows with exquisite original moldings. Pelham was officially recognized and honored in 1992 by the Preservation Society of Loudoun County for its authentic restoration. Acclaimed as an “exceptional example” of a Virginia manor house, Pelham’s cross-axial, six thousand square foot floor plan results in large, yet comfortable rooms with a natural flow for formal entertaining or casual country living.
Pelham is located on 52 splendid acres, whose landscaping was influence by Andrew Jackson Downing and Alexander Jackson Davis, premier designers of the late nineteenth century. Originally built by Colonel Richard Dulany as a wedding gift for his daughter, Pelham is located only a few miles from the village of Middleburg in the heart of the Piedmont Hunt Territory. Both first time visitors or friends and neighbors enjoy the welcoming embrace of Pelham’s distinctive, separate entrances for the main house and the stables; however, this feeling is only a prelude to the enduring charms of this classic property with its spectacular views of the setting sun behind the mountains to the west.
RESIDENCE: The main house is both striking and comfortable, containing 7 marble fireplaces, 12’ ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, superb woodwork, heart of pine floors, and numerous porches.
MAIN FLOOR: The Center Hall captures you with its open three story walnut staircase and French doors that open to the large front porch overlooking the pasture, adjacent estates, and beyond, the Blue Ridge Mountains. To the right lies the formal Living Room (20’6x16’6), with marble fireplace, bay window, and access to the screened in porch and opens to the side gardens and patio area. Beyond the living room sits the cozy Library/Den (20’6x12’6), with rose medallion carved fireplace. To the left of the center hall is a spacious, formal Dining Room (20’6x16’6) with another large bay window, a marble fireplace and floor to ceiling windows. The adjacent modern Kitchen (20’6x12’6) features granite countertops and pickled oak cabinetry. A Powder Room completes the first floor.
SECOND FLOOR: Ascending the main staircase to the second floor, the Master Suite is to the left of a large sitting room with bay window at the landing. The large bedroom (21’x16’) with marble fireplace is naturally well lit and commands picturesque views. The adjoining Master Bath features nickel finishing, separate water closet, double sinks, a subway tile shower, claw foot tub, his and hers closets, ample built in drawers, fireplace, and knotty pine flooring. Bedroom 2 (20’x16’6) has a fireplace and the full bath, which contains a linen closet and claw foot tub and stand up shower and is accessible from the hallway. Bedroom 3 (14’x13’) completes the second floor.
THIRD FLOOR: Guests will enjoy the comforts of the third floor Suite, where the bedroom (21’x12’) includes a built in entertainment center, exposed brick walls, and plentiful closet space. The bath has both a claw foot tub and stand up shower. Bedroom 5 (15’6x15’6) and Bedroom 6(15’6x15’6) offer potential for multiple uses and panoramic views of the countryside as does the Office (13’6x11’6), between the 2 bedrooms.
BASEMENT: The finished walk out basement with tile floors and exposed brick walls features a Game Room (20’x12’6) with closet, Office Area (21’x20), ¾ bath with separate shower, laundry facility, and a storage/utility room.
THE PROPERTY: Pelham boasts an exquisite 6 stall, brick center aisle barn with a “must see” Tack Room. The Tack Room boasts original, remilled timber, flooring and cabinets from one of Loudoun County’s most historic barns (circa 1825). Beautifully wood paneled lounge area with French doors, exposed beams, heart of pine floors, built in shelves, half bath, and kitchenette. The Barn features Nelson automatic waterers, and a wash stall with heat lamps and hot and cold water. Abundant storage space exists in the hayloft including a cedar closet, utility and storage rooms, as well as a large, heated laundry room. A one bedroom, one bath apartment with open living room and modern kitchen area complete the barn.
The property has five paddocks, each with a run in shed and an Nelson automatic waterer and heating, as well as a round pen and a riding arena with all weather footing, extensive perennial gardens, some of which date back to the original owners. Outbuildings include an outdoor dining gazebo, 3 bay garage/machine shop, garden house, tractor barn, fenced garden, and artist’s studio with wood burning stove.
MLS: LO8063085 PRICE: $3,750,000 TAXES: $23,913
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