Under Contract | 324 N. Blue Ridge Turnpike,, Madison VA 22727

  • $615,000

Property Type: residential
1st Floor Master Bedroom: yes
Year Built: 1936
From the welcoming approach, Great Oaks conveys beauty and a sense of contentment, where time stands still and all the pleasures of country life await. A master builder constructed the house in 1936 using native stone, board siding, and a slate roof. Original features have been preserved while later modifications include remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, a finished basement, sunroom, and extensive decking to enjoy pastoral and Blue Ridge mountain views. Two of four bedrooms and a full bathroom are on the main level, and two bedrooms and full bathroom are upstairs. The completely finished lower level opens to an extraordinary stone-walled terrace. The first of the two families who have owned Great Oaks maintained a small herd of dairy cows and the iconic barn remains, sturdy and prime for conversion to a more modern use. The second and current owner repurposed a one-time chicken coop as a delightful studio/home office with ideal proximity to the main house. A detached garage/workshop and rustic corn crib complete this versatile property. Great Oaks is unique also for its gardens and meadows. The vegetable garden is surrounded by perennial borders of Virginia bluebells, peonies, iris, poppies, astilbe, coral bells, and other varieties. Fescue pasture suitable only for grazing livestock has been transformed with wildflowers and native grasses into a haven for birds, honeybees, and butterflies. This character-rich oasis is two minutes from the town of Madison, 40 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, and 90 minutes from Washington, D.C.

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