This luxurious manor home marries the charms of village life with the delights of country living. Maison de Ville is a short walk to the center of the eclectic and energetic village of Sperryville with five restaurants, many galleries and shops, two breweries, a gym, yoga studio, wellness center, the post office and more. But once you are behind the gates of Maison de Ville, you could be miles away out in the country. The compact 0.6-acre lot is cleverly screened, beautifully landscaped and features a 20~ x 20~ pool surrounded by terraces and lawns. The 1890s Victorian home has been painstakingly restored and completely updated in 2013 with luxurious bathrooms, a chef~s kitchen, period appropriate fixtures and an authentic antique ambience. The gingerbread adorned two-story front porch is flanked by two-story bay windows and opens to a central foyer. There is a library on the left with built in shelving, gallery lighting, a faux fireplace, heart of pine floors and an airy bay window. On the right is a large living room/parlor with crown molding, an ornate mantel and marble faux fireplace surround. It has a bay window with arched opening and classic columns which nominally separate the room into two sitting areas.The entry foyer yields to a magnificent great room with high ceilings within an open kitchen, dining area and living area. The kitchen features gourmet quality appliances, acres of marble countertops and excellent cabinetry. The living area is anchored by a gas fueled fireplace with French Doors to the rear terrace on either side of the fireplace and double French doors opening to the rear lawn. Clever architectural details and thoughtful storage are incorporated into the great room.The home includes a comfortable and intimate master suite on the main floor. The spacious bedroom has heart of pine floors, a floor to ceiling bay window overlooking the rear gardens, chair railing and a brass chandelier set in a plaster medallion. The master bath has elegant wallpaper, a walk-in tiled shower and granite vanity.The upper level of Maison de Ville is accessed by a paneled staircase with a walnut burl newel post and handrail. On the left of the upper level foyer is a large bedroom suite with a bay window, pine floors, wood mantel and en suite bathroom.On the other side is an apartment-like suite of rooms with an eat-in kitchen and full bath. Currently configured as three guest rooms, this suite could easily become a two-bedroom apartment for a care giver, relative or a rental for additional income.The grounds are accessed via a decorative steel gate that provides security, privacy and intrigue. Mature evergreens shield the property from the neighbors and a steel fence extends the security as well as providing code required fencing around the swimming pool. The peach stone gravel driveway leads to a screened parking lot beyond the swimming pool and gardens. The rear yard, bluestone walkways and terraces are lit by period style lanterns for safety and comfort. A cute little garden shed reflecting the design of the main house provides storage for lawn equipment and tools.Maison de Ville is in the heart of Sperryville which is convenient to Culpeper, Front Royal and Warrenton, all of which are about 30 minutes away. These three towns have the standard big box stores and supermarkets, but they also have great boutiques, shops, galleries and good restaurants. Sperryville is about one and a half hours from Washington DC. Sperryville was recently identified as the best small town in Virginia. The area has a vibrant arts scene, organic farms, a variety of excellent restaurants and a great community of fun and interesting people. In addition to its wonderful village amenities, it has a beautiful setting right at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Shenandoah National Park with almost unlimited outdoor activities is only minutes away.
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