Victorian architecture makes my heart sing. I have a new construction house that was built to look like a Queen Anne Victorian, wrap porch and all. That clipping pictured above, from the newspaper in my hometown, depicts the dream home I’d love to build…someday. There’s just something magical about those wraparound porches, the upstairs turret rooms. That architecture is the epitome of grace… with whispers of days long past.
In Loudoun County, we have a few pockets of historical homes that carry this magic, but rarely do they come available. This week, one of those homes came on the market in Hamilton.
Listed by Kelly Gaitten for $1,120,000, this restored masterpiece is perched in the heart of Hamilton. Built in 1920, the Samuel Hamilton Rogers home has six bedrooms and three bathrooms, an in-ground pool, and many original fixtures. The master bedroom was converted from the ‘sleeping porch’, one bathroom has a six foot clawfoot tub, and the gracefully curving main hall staircase has the original rail and balusters. And the home is painted “Hamilton Blue”, of course! A part of the 2.87 acre lot was once the home of the Hamilton post office; now, the smokehouse, chicken coop, two story barn, and shed remain (in perfect condition). There’s also a detached two car garage.
This is one of those homes that comes along once in a blue moon.
(and a big thank you to Kelly for allowing me to blog about her lovely home!)