Rebuilt to match its original condition, this unique, three-bedroom home in downtown Leesburg retains its circa-1800 spirit while replete with contemporary features and accessories. It can be yours for $850,000.
“It’s such a special house,” listing agent Ruth-Anne Hrebenach of Garrell Realty Group told the Times-Mirror. “The homeowner and his father spent three years rebuilding it to its exact specifications.”
With the blessing of the Board of Architectural Review, this historic home’s various accoutrement — from the foundations, large red bricks and metal roof to the custom, wooden front door, headers and window placements — closely mirror those of the original home. There are even a couple features retained from the original, 220-year-old property, including the front stone stoop and the countertop in the built-in pantry, which was fashioned from the original floor joists.
Its purposeful antiquity aside, this property includes several accommodations uncommon to historic downtown homes, including two off-street parking spaces and a fenced-in backyard with shed storage. Perhaps its most contemporary touches, however, can be accessed with the mere touch of a smartphone screen.
“It’s a smart house, so everything can be controlled by an app — all the appliances, the ceiling fans, the lights, the temperature,” Hrebenach said. “It’s nice to have the history of an historic house but with the modern conveniences.”
Modernity further abounds in the open-concept, main-level living area, multicolored hardwoods running from front to back. The foyer-adjacent dining area includes a small fireplace and runs into the luminous kitchen, where white cabinetry, the aforementioned pantry and stainless-steel appliances — including a wine cooler and a fridge that brews coffee — center around a large center island with a sink and room for bar seating. A second, gas fireplace is at the core of the living room at the rear of the main level, and is flanked by custom, built-in shelves that complete what is sure to be a well-used entertainment area.
Three generously large bedrooms await upstairs, including the master suite, which features a large walk-in closet — with fixtures for an upstairs washer-dryer — as well as the en-suite bath with a tiled, walk-in shower, Carrera marble floors and a double vanity. Perhaps this suite’s most alluring feature is its walk-out porch, which offers great views of the morning sunrise and covers the main-level patio. The other two bedrooms share a full bath, also boasting marble floors as well as a cast-iron tub.
Finally, with its coveted location in the heart of downtown Leesburg, this home is within a mere few blocks of some of the town’s best-reputed establishments, including Tally Ho Theater, The Wine Kitchen, King Street Oyster Bar, and Shoe’s Cup and Cork.
“It is on Liberty Street, so you can literally walk two blocks to King Street,” Hrebenach said. “You have all your amenities and conveniences there.”
For more information on this listing, contact Hrebenach at 703-926-9448 or email@example.com.