Pine Ridge Farm was conceived as a country retreat for an active family. Nestled on a private ridge overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance, it’s hard to imagine that Washington, DC is only about an hour away. Yet on the farm you can be in your own private world. If you feel the need to venture out past the property boundaries, you needn’t go far – the Jordan and Rappahannock Rivers are just yards away, cozy villages with world-class cuisine are just a few minutes drive, and the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park are just another few minutes beyond. If you’re looking for a comfortable yet elegant home to enjoy the best of Virginia’s Piedmont, you needn’t look any further.
The recently built residence at Pine Ridge has a lot of contemporary flourishes, but sticks to the tried and true when it comes to materials and layout. Designed as a country manor house for a growing family, the house uses elegant yet low maintenance materials, including a standing seam copper roof and cypress siding. Copper guttering and stone siding on lower elevations further enhance this artful mix of high end finishes that make long-term maintenance a snap. The whole house has a feel of spaciousness that extends from the comfortable public spaces to the more private bedroom suites. There are many quiet luxury touches throughout. Thoughtful features on all three floors provide plenty of places for the family to gather, or private spots to get away from everyone else and just enjoy the mountain and pastoral views.
Pine Ridge Farm, as its name implies, is on a ridge that opens to views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance, woodlands in the middle ground, and lawns and lush pastures in the foreground. A spectacular setting for your agricultural pursuits. The lush pasturage is a mix of orchard grass, clover, and native grasses. Pastures are fenced for cattle and paddocks fenced for horses. Water is available in all fields. Room for gardens, bees, chickens, and any sort of livestock you’d wish to have. Features include the following: board fencing in all paddocks; a large four stall barn with tack room, wash stall, hayloft, and additional storage; a large machine shed for equipment storage, fuel tank for farm equipment; three well placed run-in sheds in separate paddocks; a chicken coop; and other small outbuildings.
The spectacular setting is the result of carefully siting the house to capture the mountain views in the distance, while having fields and forest in the foreground. Much of the farm (45+ acres) is in woodlands of mixed hardwoods consisting of poplar, oak, hickory, with a few pines interspersed along the hillsides. Timber is of harvestable age. There is plenty of scope for riding or walking trails through the woodlands. Approximately 25 acres are devoted to the farm with the rest as expansive lawns around the house and entrance drive. Landscaping around the house provides for seasonal interest, while the wider landscape is carefully curated nature. Features include:
Pool – Large heated pool near house
Hot Tub/Spa – inserted in the pool is a jetted spa. The perfect spot to watch the stars
Pool Pavilion – A covered structure at the head of the pool is a great spot to sit and see the views beyond the pool.