24 BUNREE LNAMISSVILLE, VA 20106

  • $1,580,000
  • $503 / SqFt
  • Days on Market 40
  • MLS# VARP2000666
4 Beds
3 Baths
2 ½ Baths
3136 SQFT
19.59 Acres
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HISTORY: The Luttrell’s bought Locust Grove in the 1870’s. They had fought in the Revolutionary& Civil Wars, & farmed a big tract of land near Amissville. They sold to an Irish family named Laing in1925.
The Laings changed the farm’s focus to breeding horses, foxhunting, & steeplechase racing. Noel Lang was so successful with his breeding & racing programs that in 1937 the National Steeplechase Association started, in his honor, “The Noel Laing Steeplechase”. The race still runs today! When he died, his nephew, Noel Lang, a veterinarian, inherited a large part of the farm & this house. He & his wife decided, after their children were grown, to build on another part of the farm & set aside land for their children. In 2004, along came a Foxhunting British woman who bought the house & almost 20 acres & was an instant hit with the Laing family. Now, years later, she’s moving nearer her British family.
Houses in the early 1800s were orientated toward the prevailing winds for cooling. The front door at Locust Grove faces West and its center hall runs East. The style was 2 large rooms on each level: 1st floor: dining room & living room, each with a wood-burning fireplace for heat. A wide center hall leads to the back of the house, & a staircase goes up; 2nd floor: 2 bedrooms with wood-burning fireplaces. Cooking was still done away from the house because of fire hazards. As new innovations came along, these houses usually added a kitchen & gathering room across the back of the house extending the center hall. This house had a later addition along the South end for a 1/2 bath, a furnace, & an enlarged kitchen; & upstairs, a 2nd ½\\\Bath & Office w/ stairs leading down. There were 2 full baths when this owner converted a small bedroom near the master into a black & white marble bath w/ a huge shower/steam room & jetted tub filled by water falling from a ceiling valve.
The house was painted last year. The appliances are of the finest quality & kitchen counter tops are Brazilian Granite. Floors in the kitchen, gathering & utility/mud rooms have been replaced by stone. Most of the 1815 Heart Pine floors are intact. Across the back runs a partially covered curved terrace allowing space for tables & views to the pool or pond.
LocustGrove is listed with both the Virginia and National Historic Registries.
The stable was built in 2011 by local craftsmen of cinderblock w/ a thick coating of color-dyed stucco. The Tack Room has a clothes washer, refrigerator, sink, hot water tank and toilet. So the wash stall with hot & cold water is next door. There is a septic field and huge loft that could be converted to an apartment in the future. The center aisle is extra wide & matted. The 5 stalls have mats & heated Nelson automatic waters. Two stalls share a removable partition making them into a foaling stall.
A 2 acre turn out area, the stable’s wide shed roof run-in w/ matted footing & Nelson Waterer makes back of stable a safe place to turn out a mare & foal… or your fox hunters who" hide" during those early morning roundups. Feed Room & lots of Hay storage. The Eastern side has covered parking for tractors/horse trailers. One field w/ large run-in shed, elec. & water + 5 other fenced fields & an old Stallion Barn. The pond & small dock are an oasis for waterfowl & birds who love to nest in the thick clusters of water lilies and day lilies. A swimming pool w/ new coping & pool house w/ new roof (& washer/dryer conn., shower, bathroom & dressing room) Propane is piped to the pool & capped (heater was removed years ago)An unused tenant house ( “deemed sound”) needs renovation. Covered parking is for 2 cars. Big workshop. Smoke House now a sitting room..

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