Just a few short miles from Harpers Ferry, this three-bedroom Hillsboro home is nestled on a 0.96-acre plot between Short Hill Mountain and the Blue Ridge, with splendid highland views on all sides. It can be yours for $479,000 and includes no HOA fees.

“It’s very affordable,” listing agent Laure Cain told the Times-Mirror. “You can’t really buy anything that’s a single-family home in Loudoun County for under $500,000 on almost an acre of land, so that makes it unique in and of itself.”

Built more than 130 years ago, the house’s age lends further still to its novelty, yet with recent renovations running throughout the 1,881-square-foot floor plan, residents can have the best of both worlds. Still, the metal roof, yellow-painted siding and wraparound, covered front porch — from which one can relax and absorb the surrounding countryside — instantly connote the warmth of bucolic antiquity, a welcoming sight for guests and homeowners alike.

Entering the home through the west-facing doorway leads guests into the vinyl plank-floored living room to the left and the formal dining room on the right, both of which include mantelpieces over filled-in and painted-over fireplaces, and are bifurcated by a classically styled staircase. The east-facing entrance leads into a tiled mudroom and laundry room, which itself sits adjacent from a full bath, as well as one of Cain’s favorite parts of the home.

“I love the kitchen,” she said. “It’s got quartz countertops, this really cool, Moroccan-style backsplash, all the appliances are gourmet, there’s a nice island and it opens up right into the family room.”

The next level of the home includes the three bedrooms, all of which include original, recently refinished hardwood floors. A second full bath also can be found on this level, complete with blue-and-white, Moroccan-style tiling and a blue-painted vanity.

Another set of stairs leads from this level to the attic, whose hardwoods have also been refinished, and which could serve any number of purposes — a bunk room for guests, an entertainment space, or some other function. Finally, a stone-walled cellar with rustic wood beams completes the home.

With such close proximity to Harpers Ferry, the Appalachian Trail, wineries, breweries, and the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, Cain said the amusement options for residents or visitors are inexhaustible, which would make the home serve well as either a vacation spot or an airbnb. For more information on the listing, contact Cain at 540-454-6183 or laure.cain@longandfoster.com.

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