7066 Blue Grass Valley Road, Blue Grass, Virginia, 24465
Developing a new house from a 1900's barn made of virgin timbers of Oak was a challenge and finally a sweet enjoyment for the owners at 7066 Blue Grass Valley Road in Highland County VA.
Having purchased 90.5 acres in the sought after Blue Grass Valley it was time to contemplate the structure that would create a natural kinship between the land and a house.
With great planning and execution the barn turned into a house of just over 6000 sq. ft. with magnificent support timbers of virgin Oak. No plywood used, walls, floors, ceilings, are all made from native Oak timbers. The paint, stains, all natural ingredients.
The beautiful small river creating the South Branch of the Potomac River flows the length of the property and is fenced to create a habitat for water fowl and forest animals alike.
A spring run and 5 small habitat ponds are located on the land for recreation and water for livestock.
About 40 head of cattle graze about 70 acres of the land in open lush pasture.
Water is no shortage and a spring across the road provides water to the house.
The lower level of the house is above ground on the north side and can house up to 6 vehicles. Also included in that area is a cold storage cellar, laundry area, half bath, and more storage area.
The mezzanine includes a generous office space, guest bedroom, large undeveloped area that has a roughed in bath and space for two more rooms if desired.
The ground floor includes a guest suite with small sitting room, full bath, and bedroom overlooking the fields, pond, and river below.
The master suite has a large cedar lined walk-in closet, vaulted ceiling, large master bathroom.
The gathering areas, all open across the house, include a sitting room, library, formal dining, and reading room.
The kitchen has a gas range, cook wood stove, commercial sink and stainless steel center island with windows over looking another habitat pond and flowering trees and plantings.
Magnificent wood doors welcome you to the house and a stately vestibule invites you into the rustic elegant main part of the house which is open through the gathering areas.
Upon visiting the renewed and restored timbers of a 1900's barn you will come to appreciate what it took to construct a house for the enjoyment of many generations to come.