MLS® ID: VASH115444
2748 ZION CHURCH ROAD
MAURERTOWN, Virginia, 22644 $868,000
A perfect get away! A rare opportunity! A one of a kind respite! History lovers here it is...The Abraham Beydler House and related structures sit on approximately 9.5 acres and are known as Valhalla Farm. The farm consists of a manor house( built from 1780-1800 with an addition built in 1850), a smokehouse/summer kitchen (which has been thoroughly restored and consists of three stories of single rooms with added furnace room, full kitchen and full bath). Valhalla is located adjacent to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River across from Massanutten Mountain and is a Federal style home with stone from the river and surrounding land providing material for the foundation while bricks made on the property were employed for the walls, some of which are laid in a Flemish-bond pattern.Throughout the interior of the home you will find heart-of-pine flooring, horsehair plaster walls, heavily decorated mantels, chair railing, six-panel, 2 inch thick wood doors with almost all original hardware, functioning fireplaces which have either been restored with bricks from the property or are in their original condition. What a step back in time ~beauty~tranquility and quality greet you in every room.The kitchen, with 8 foot wide fireplace, is breathtaking. The formal dining room is grand with views of the river. There is an enclosed porch on the main level added in the 1960~s that spans the entire width of the rear of the home . The entry room is the perfect arrival area and is large enough for a grand piano. The parlor is the most ornamental room in the house. The large pilaster medallion in the ceiling accentuates the height of the room and Palladian-style cupboards flank the fireplace with Federal style mantel. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom which is original to the house, a second bedroom and full bath and a sleeping porch which was added in the 1970~s. There is a loft-like area at the top of the stairway which could be another bedroom but is now used as a study/library.There are 3 basement rooms with walls of fieldstone and covered in horsehair plaster. Two have cement floors and the third, a storeroom to the original house, is now known as the ~egg room.~ Their original use was for horses so the doors are wide and the windows have bars (so called ~loop holes~ for the use of firearms)The smokehouse/summer kitchen was restored in the early 1990~s as a residence and is complete with bedroom, basement room, living/dining room, bathroom and kitchen.An artist studio and in-ground pool complete this majestic compound. The building and grounds have been in continuous use for two hundred and thirty years.There is much more history here than I can share with you so do come take a look for yourself. Special for sure!