Featured Listings

  • Front Elevation

  • View across pond to Snow Mtn.

  • Front porch

  • Front Porch

  • Rear Elevation and Views

  • Rear Elevation

  • Foyer

  • Great Room -dining, family and kitchen

  • Kitchen

  • Sitting Area in Kitchen

  • Great Room - Dining and Sitting Area

  • Kitchen with custom walnut island

  • Living Room

  • Living Room to Kitchen

  • Additional Dining in 1907 Area

  • View from Living Room

  • View from Living Room northeasterly across pond

  • View from Living Room

  • Living Room

  • Sunroom

  • Sunroom

  • Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath

  • Master Bath

  • Garden Level Bedroom

  • Garden Level Bedroom

  • Garden Level Bath

  • Garden Level Office

  • First Floor Tower Library

  • Second Floor Tower Bedroom

  • 2nd Floor Full Bath

  • 2nd Floor Full Bath

  • 2nd Floor Full Bath

  • Third Floor Tower

  • Third Floor Tower

  • Front Deck Off Living Room

  • Front Deck

  • Barn

  • Barn

  • From Pond to House

  • From Rock Gardens To House

  • Gardens and Rear Entrance

  • Upper Meadow

  • Cabin

  • Cabin Chimney

  • View from Cabin

  • Pig Mountain Road

Here is a wonderful, spirited farmhouse on 96 acres in the Farmington Hunt 30 minutes NW of Charlottesville and UVA. The oldest portion of the house dates to 1907 and was a two-over-two. The residence was first renovated & expanded in 1970. In 1984, architect Frank Folsom Smith, FAIA and his wife Anne Folsom Smith, Interior Designer, undertook further renovations using the Property as their personal retreat. The present owners undertook a complete renovation in 2006 and expansion to convert this lovely country house into their full-time residence. They were guided by JR&H Architects and Upstream Construction.

The exterior is Eastern White Cedar noted for its hardiness on a stone and concrete block foundation. All was capped with a copper roof, and copper gutters and downspouts. The front porch is IPE, the decks are treated pine stained for low pigment color. There are four blue-stone terraces, two with pergolas. The whimsical tower is Hardi-shingles.

The interior is a handsome and striking architectural statement. Antique oak and chestnut floors occupy the core of the 1907 section, with wide and random-width white oak floors in the balance. The kitchen is reclaimed white oak of random width. Ceramic floors are in the sun-room. There are two wood-burning stucco over block fireplaces in the Kitchen and Living room, both by well known mason/designer Barry Kiracofe. The kitchen fireplace has a French Limestone arch and keystone with Indian sandstone mantel and hearth. The Living Room fireplace has a soapstone surround and hearth with an antique chestnut mantel.

With an abundance of light and a cathedral ceiling, the kitchen features the impeccable custom woodwork of F. M. Dodson of Charlottesville. Custom cherry cabinets have walnut butterfly accents. The large island is a custom walnut creation of Dodson as well. Kitchen appliances include a Wolf six-burner gas range with large oven. (The oven is fed by two interconnected 1000 gallon propane tanks which also feed the 15KW whole house generator.) There is a second electric Thermador oven. There are two dishwashers, Bosch and Miele. Soapstone countertops surround the appliances. There is a large Sub-Zero refrigerator and a smaller bar refrigerator of the same brand.

Off the kitchen is the southerly facing sun room where terra cotta floors and tall ceilings make for sublime living space. The master suite is on the first floor. The master suite and the living room both capture broad views over the farm. The first floor is complete with the Tower Library. The second floor features a guest suite with full bath. The third floor features the Tower Observatory. Garden level rooms include another bedroom with beautiful views and adjoining bath. Here, too, is a home office. The laundry is located on the garden level and features a Whirlpool front loading washer and dryer. Plumbing is in place in the sun room should one wish to relocate the laundry.

The present owners undertook to take advantage of the rock out-croppings in creating gardens of wonderful color and diversity. Plantings include several species of Japanese maple, dogwood and flowering shrubs & plants including Camellia, Weeping Cherry, Hellebore, azalea, Japonica Quince and varieties of lavender. There are five rose beds.

The farm is 96 acres of pasture and forest and features a large spring-fed pond that is 27' deep. There is a charming barn near the residence that serves as equipment storage. It has electrical power and a loft for additional storage. Above the upper meadow is a rustic cabin of one room with a large stone fireplace. It served a previous owner as an art studio. It has not been in use for many years. A garden/tool shed is near the barn and appears as an early Out House.