Home of the Week: A century-old farmhouse-style cottage in the Village of Bluemont | Entertainment
This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home, located at 18344 Railroad Street in the Village of Bluemont, was originally built in 1900. However, it underwent a “studs out remodel” which was completed in 2015, according to listing agent Colleen Gustavson of Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty, who co-listed the property with business partner Eryn Appell.
The home is listed for for $599,999.
“This means the home was gutted — even to the studs — and it is truly a modern-day farmhouse,” she said.
While the home is newly rebuilt, the architect followed the original lines of the previous home to give it a historic feel. The use of high-end construction materials such as Hardie plank siding on the exterior and a metal roof which will provide for a durable and long-lasting home, she said.
The property has been fenced in and is perfect for raising chickens, planting a garden or simply enjoying the outdoors on the TREX deck.
The interior has cathedral ceilings which Gustavson said provides “beautiful natural light. What the home lacks in square footage, it makes up for in ceiling height,” she said.
The lower level features a living room with a gas stove and refinished hardwood pine floors. Walking through to the kitchen, there is a breakfast nook, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances.
Rounding out the downstairs area is a half-bathroom with radiant heat floors and a laundry area with storage.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom has 12-foot ceilings, a sleeping loft, hardwood floors and a built-in wardroom and cabinets. In the primary bathroom, there are radiant heat tiled floors, a dual vanity and glass shower.
Also upstairs are a second bedroom and bathroom and an additional room which would make a great home office or nursery, she said.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Village of Bluemont was a weekend destination for residents looking to escape city life in Washington, D.C. and the home’s lot is situated on the street that was the final stop for the W&OD railroad.
The property is within walking distance of the Bluemont General Store and the annual Bluemont Fair, and is within a short drive of the popular Great Country Farms, as well as a breweries, a cidery, wineries and the Appalachian Trail.
“This is one of the most charming and pristine houses I’ve listed in 15 years of real estate,” Gustavson said. “It is everything you could want in a house and nothing you don’t need, with no wasted space.”