If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know I’m in love with historic houses after growing up in one. So when one comes on the market in Loudoun County, I always take notice! This week, the original manor home at Shenstone in Leesburg was listed for sale, and she’s absolutely enthralling. The Shenstone Farm neighborhood is across Route 7 from Beacon Hill as you head west from Leesburg, and this home is tucked far back from the highway bustle. The home is listed for sale by Jennette Taylor at Keller Williams Gateway for $1.1 million.
The stone manor house was built around 1743 (yes, you read that correctly) and was added onto in 1950. The home sits on 6.45 acres and includes extensive stone walls and patio, a spring fed pond and springhouse, along with the distinctive double porch. The property has 2 barns (with 14 stalls), two fenced pastures, and a garage/machine shed. The manor home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a large family room, 5 fireplaces, and a remodeled kitchen with the original cooking fireplace. Interestingly, the farmhouse sits in the Shenstone Farm neighborhood but is exempt from the HOA. So bring your horses!
Honestly, any written description won’t be able to convey the charm and uniqueness that comes with a property that’s survived since the American Revolution. I always wonder what the walls would say if they could talk! Here’s just a peek with a few photos below, but you can see all the details on the property listing here. Thank you to Jennette for permission to share the photos and the listing with you!