4142 Guard Hill Rd, FRONT ROYAL, 22630

Residential - Detached in GUARD HILL


MLS® #: VAWR137994
Active, 71 Days on Market

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Available from its stewards of twenty-four years, Guard Hill House offers historic prominence with modern conveniences. The 1821 brick and stone house is perfectly positioned on top of the hillside, surrounded by mature trees and overlooks the the Shenandoah River. Mountain views are prominent from the upper porch from the Northwest, West and Southwest. On the left the entire eastern horizon is filled by the endless peaks of the Blue Ridge, and on the right the Massanutten and the Alleghenies. This classic early 19th century brick house commands on a tall promontory, facing south towards Front Royal with the ground sloping away toward the rear, or north side, so that both the front Main floor and the rear English basement are well-lit by windows and on ground level. The main level offers an elegant sitting room with built-ins, and a formal living room with built-ins and access to the front porch veranda and the spacious rear balcony porch, which wraps around to a second-floor guest wing entrance. Stairs to the upper level are found in the in the living room, leading to the library/game room and the Master Bedroom with Master Bath. The library features built-in book cabinets and an open wooden staircase leading to a fully floored, well-insulated full-length attic. The Master Bath features a large whirlpool jet tub. The Master Bedroom, with built-in closet cabinets, opens to an open sunporch with a portico and extensive mountain views. Antique hardwood floors are throughout the house. Five fireplaces offer warmth and focal points on each of the three levels. Four are wood fireplaces, one is gas-fitted. All feature Antique mantles, two of indigenous Winchester-type. The lower level or the English Basement, houses the well-lit and meticulously updated kitchen, a laundry area and an elegantly remodeled full bath with glassed-in shower. The dining room offers a chance to turn back time and experience the original stone walls, exposed beams, and the candle-burning chandelier, certain to charm your guests. The dining room and kitchen both have doors that enter onto the walkway under the middle floor balcony and provides covered access to the guest house. The main house features a built-in stereo sound-system with controls on each floor. The semi-attached guest wing has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, and a second kitchen. The basement of the guest house has a fully equipped laundry area with a second washer-dryer set and a freezer that conveys, and an outside entrance porch. The grounds are very well maintained. The lighted brick walkways guide you from the parking area to the stone patio, stone patio, front and back porches, and grass courtyard. A tulip poplar and lovely plantings of hydrangeas, crepe myrtles, lilacs, peonies and other shrubs line the lawns and garden areas. The well and cistern have been repurposed to serve the built-in garden irrigation system. The home features a security system, and whole-house sound system. Behind the house, there is a detached garage with a built-in workbench and a separate climate-controlled storage building, with electricity to both. This area is accessible via a recently re-engineered private driveway, and secured with a newly built retaining wall system, designed in harmony with the historic home features. You will not be disappointed in this fully updated and equipped gracious historic home. Built by Isaac Longacre, the home retains many original features, is well known as the site of several key Civil War actions, and is a popular locale for area special events.

Essential Information

MLS® #: VAWR137994
Price: $679,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.00
Full Baths: 4
Square Footage: 4,092
Acres: 1.57
Year Built: 1821
Type: Residential
Sub-Type: Detached
Style: Federal
Status: Active

Community Information

Address: 4142 Guard Hill Rd
Subdivision: GUARD HILL
State: VA
Zip Code: 22630


Amenities: Attic, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, CeilngFan(s), Chair Railing, Exposed Beams, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Master Bath(s), Stall Shower, Sprinkler System, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Wood Floors, Carpet, Soaking Tub
Utilities: Cable TV, Phone Connected, Sewer Available, Water Available, Phone Available, Electric Available
Parking: Asphalt Driveway
Garages: Garage - Rear Entry
View: River, Mountain, Panoramic


Interior Features: Floor Plan-Traditional
Appliances: Dishwasher, Built-In Microwave, Cooktop, Dryer-front loading, Dryer, Microwave, Oven/Range-Gas, Oven/Range-Electric, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer-front loading, Washer, Water Heater, Water Conditioner, Freezer, Extra Refrg/Frz
Heating: Baseboard - Hot Water, Heat Pump - Electric BackUp
Cooling: Multi Units, Central A/C
Has Basement: Yes
Basement: Full
Fireplace: Yes
# of Fireplaces: 5
Fireplaces: Mantel(s), Screen, Wood, Gas/Propane, Insert
# of Stories: 3
Stories: 3+ Story


Exterior: Brick and Siding, Combination, Stone
Exterior Features: Extensive Hardscape, Outbuilding Apartment, Sidewalks, Stone Retaining Walls, Exterior Lighting, Udrgrd Lwn Sprnklr, Porch(es), Patio, Terrace, Balcony, Breezeway
Lot Description: Private
Windows: Wood Frame
Roof: Metal

School Information

Elementary: A.S. RHODES

Additional Information

Date Listed: September 5th, 2019
Days on Market: 71
Zoning: A-1
Listing Office: Washington Fine Properties, LLC
Listing Agent: Alan Zuschlag


$/SqFt: $166

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