This custom-built home with an all-brick exterior provides spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as “privacy and country style,” according to realty firm The Sue Smith Team. The residence offers three finished levels and over 8,600 square feet of living space. It is listed at $2.3 million.
The front of the home features a circular driveway with meticulous landscaping, including shrubs and bushes with fall foliage that invite visitors up a series of brick-paved porch stairs to an all-brick façade. A tall portico spanning the height of both of the home’s main stories covers an elegant double-width front door with glass panels.
Nine windows span the width of the home’s exterior, providing abundant natural light. Each one has a white keystone brick inlay that provides contrast against the rest of the brickwork, while eight windows span the second story. The window set in the second story of the portico just beneath a gable in the center of the home features a triptych design.
A spacious, two-story foyer just inside the home’s entryway has a floor lined with lustrous ceramic tiles, off-white walls and glossy white wood trim. White paneling covers about half the vertical wall space on the entryway’s ground floor, and the foyer branches off in different directions, toward a living room down the hall, a family room to the right and a formal dining room to the left.
The dining room and family room on opposite sides of the foyer feature hardwood floors with oak-toned hues. The family room includes three arched windows facing the driveway, as well as a fireplace trimmed in white wood. Three of this room’s walls are matte white, while the one against the fireplace provides a bright goldenrod accent.
Across the hall, the dining room’s walls are painted sandy beige, save for beveled portions of the lower wall paneling, which are painted white. An antique-style chandelier with a bright golden finish hangs in the center of the room, just a few feet away from a pair of the arched windows facing the home’s front exterior.
The living room in the rear of the home has a fireplace set into an elegant stone column spanning both stories, flanked by a pair of windows on both levels that look out onto a deck and a sprawling backyard. Windows and doors leading out to the deck feature glossy white trim that contrasts against ochre-toned walls with a stucco-like appearance.
An ornate library with custom cherry cabinetry and paneling on all four walls stands off to the side of the living room, and features broad windows that also provide captivating views of the land and forest behind the home.
A gourmet kitchen across the living room from the study includes elegant cherry cabinetry, dark stone countertops, stainless steel appliances and an electric stove set into an island in the center of the room. An extra-broad row of contiguous windows spanning the entire main counter space behind the sink also looks out onto the rear of the home’s nearly 10.5-acre lot.
The home also includes six bedrooms, 6.5 baths, four fireplaces — two are propane burning, while the others are wood-fired — a three-car side load garage and a finished lower level with a billiard room, wine cellar and custom bar.
Owners, their family and friends will “have plenty of private space with the generously sized bedrooms,” private and shared baths, as well as “a separate party room, complete with high end wood paneled walls,” the realty firm writes.