Puddleby, a charming gated property now offered for sale on approximately 19 acres in two parcels (Fauquier County Tax ID's 6957-28-1964 & 6957-29-3504), only minutes to I66 at Marshall. Extensive stone walls & terraces, mature fruit trees, flowers, herbs, & other plantings, Puddleby - named after Dr. Doolittle s home of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh - has been home to many animals both large & small, so a new owner has the opportunity to care for animals from horses to swans to goats to chickens, & more. Built-in 1979 & expanded between 2006-2010, the home is clad in Hardiplank (which will never need painting or maintenance), the roof is standing seam painted metal, windows & doors are thermal-pane Anderson. Inside, unique antique & architectural details abound, including built-in book-cases, exposed beams, Spanish chateau shutters, a Bavarian chandelier, an old post office doorway, barn paneling, hand-painted tiles, and so much more. Front (screened in) and rear (covered) porches add access to additional living space from most interior rooms, with covered porches, equipped with ceiling fans, off all the bedrooms. Three interior fireplaces provide heat and a cozy atmosphere for cold winter nights. Exterior fireplace can be a focal point for outdoor gatherings. On the main level, there s a large great room with cathedral ceiling, brick fireplace with wood-stove insert, and access to the main floor porch. Dining room has an antique chandelier and hand-painted floor. Many rooms, including the porches, have ceiling fans. The kitchen/family room has a large kitchen space with stainless steel appliances and a large space for family dining and relaxing while enjoying the warmth of the stone fireplace. A media/library room easily doubles as a guest room and also accesses a full showerbath. Enjoy the front screened-in porch and listen to sound of falling water from the terraced koi ponds. Upstairs on the second floor, the master suite has access to a covered porch for summer and a wood burning fireplace for colder weather. The master bath is appointed with charming re-purposed architectural details in the vanity, a soaking tub, and separate shower. The walk-in closet adjoins the 2nd floor laundry and hall half-bath. Two further bedrooms both access the 2nd floor porches, a hall bath, and generous closets. Downstairs, the lowest level is both a library and conservatory with heated floors, fully functioning fountain, fluorescent grow-lights, and glass-enclosed bookcases. A mudroom access leads down to the barn. The basement has a 2nd laundry, space plumbed for a bath, and additional space for a home office. Outside, three terraced koi ponds are the focal point for the landscaping around the home. Stone walls abound - in the springtime the daffodils and lilies bloom along each fence-line, with fruit trees blossoming on the terrace and along the lawn.Situated above a quiet pond with a picturesque island, the center-aisle barn is configured for 3 stalls but the built-in run-in shed could easily be converted into an additional 1-2 stalls. There s a large hay stall, a utility shed for a horse-trailer or tractor, and a paneled tack-room with hot water. With a fenced-in riding ring, water and run-in sheds in every field, and extensive horse trails throughout the property, Puddleby is ready for your horses. The property also backs up to thousands of acres honeycombed with trails, and access to miles more.The property is divided into two parcels: the house site on 12+ acres and a second house site, with separate road access, on 6+ acres. The owners would prefer the parcels to be sold together.Garage: two vehicle detached garage. Well and Septic. Heating/Cooling: Two HVAC heat pumps with propane back-up. In-line Generator: propane fueled, automatically powers approx 75% of the home (including heat, well, refrigerator, hot water). Wi-Fi: 2 satellite dishes supply high
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