Modernist Retreat on Pastoral 3 Acres
This stunning custom modernist retreat is set on three pastoral acres just minutes from downtown Purcellville and in the heart of Loudoun County’s horse and wine country. See the full MLS listing here.
Modernist, Low-Maintenance Design
Designed by French architect Michel Gauthier (based in Old Town Alexandria), the 5 bed/4.5 bath aluminum-clad home combines modernist designs with touches of vernacular architecture of the Virginia countryside, including beautiful stacked stone walls. The home was designed to be extremely low maintenance, with its corrugated aluminum siding and roof and lack of gutters, and solid with its commercial-grade glass and garage doors. Smart home automation features enhance comforts and safety through Nest thermostats, fire alarms and security cameras and Lutron lights powered by Alexa.
Approached via a gravel driveway with circular turnaround, the main part of the nearly 4,500 square-foot house is on the right while the guest suite and garage space is set to the left and separated from the rest of the house by a large breezeway.
The main entrance is flanked by an architectural floating, open-tread steel staircase and half bathroom with sliding door that replicates the exterior corrugated siding. The main level features an open kitchen-dining-living room area with skylights, radiant floor heating and multiple fireplaces. The soaring double-height living room features a full wall of glass with a view to the countryside and allowing you to take in the changing seasons.
Gourmet, Open Kitchen Focus of Main Level
The kitchen is designed for cooking and entertaining with an expansive u-shaped island, extensive maple-wood cabinetry, Dacor and Bosch stainless steel appliances, including six-burner stove, and central fireplace, hearkening to the kitchen fireplaces used for cooking in Colonial times. The kitchen is flanked on each side by the stone walls, skylights and windows that frame the landscape.
The middle level of the home features a large den/tv room loft area overlooking the living room and two bedrooms and bathrooms, including one ensuite.
Top-Floor Suite with Deck
The top level is reserved for the owners’ floor. The full-level suite is entered through the floating stairway with cable railings into a stunning closet/wardrobe area with custom maple wardrobes. The expansive bathroom has double sinks, large open shower and separate soaking tub. The main bedroom features a soaring shed roofline, gas fireplace and walls of glass. The bedroom opens to the rooftop deck that provides clear views of the rolling hills. Beyond the deck, the patio and terrace area on the back of the house is perfect for enjoying the outdoors, lighting a fire and enjoying some local wine.
The separate guest suite includes a double-sided entry for the shower, perfect for cleaning up after outdoor activities or washing the dog. The large double garage with high ceilings is entered from the back to keep a clean, consistent façade on the front of the house.
A second house on the property can be used as a guest house, office or rental property. While the house enjoys a private setting, it also has easy access to Leesburg, Chantilly, Sterling, Reston and Dulles Airport and the nearby shopping, restaurants, brewpubs and wineries.
|Address:||37306 Hunting Hill Ln.|
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