Clifton, Clarke County, Virginia
|Category||Status||Location||Lot Acreage||Price||MLS #|
|Residential||Sold||Clarke County, Virginia||411.00||$4,345,000|
Clifton was auctioned on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm and sold for $4,345,000.
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Clifton is a highly important and historic Washington family farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. George Washington spent many days on this land, which was part of his cousin Warner Washington's estate Fairfield, from which Clifton was created in 1770 for Warner Washington, Jr.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Clifton features a superb Classical Revival manor house, thought by many to be the finest in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Perfectly proportioned and wonderfully sited, the house offers panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Clifton was built on a grand scale. It measures 66' by 42'; its portico roof is supported by columns 25' tall; its wide doorways opening into a large central hall provided the necessary breezes prior to air conditioning. The four-over-four floor plan has generous rooms with 12-1/2' ceilings and large windows, most with original glass. The living room and dining room have jib doors that lead out to the front portico, where the view is essentially as would have been seen when construction was completed in 1834.
The house was fully renovated in 1990 while preserving the historical character and interior and exterior features of Clifton. As a result, the owners were awarded Clarke County's first historic preservation award.
The 411.85 acres of Clifton contain rolling hills, expansive fields and mountain views. A second house on the property is a lovely, fully restored, 1844 stone three bedroom plus library home.
The extensive farm operation includes a large bank barn, a 4 stall barn with a run-in wing and a drive through corncrib, a farm office attached to a milking barn, three silos, a fifteen (15) bay machine shed, a run-in, and a ten (10) stall center aisle barn with feed and tack rooms.
Clifton's extensive grounds feature lovely gardens, handsome mature shade trees and expansive lawns. A superb 64-foot long gently curving swimming pool with waterfall edge and in-pool hot tub sits at the base of broad paved terraces and offers sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley.