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Fancy Hill Estate

Glasgow, VA   Offered for sale at $1,250,000

~The Story of Fancy Hill~
Fancy Hill, known as one of the Seven Hills of Rockbridge County is a fastidiously maintained mansion built for Thomas Welch and his wife, Sarah Grigsby, in the early to mid 1800s.
The first building campaign was completed ca. 1821 and consisted of a brick, five-bay, center passage home that cost $1,350 to build. Approximately ten years later, a second building campaign created the impressive, eight-bay Federal Style mansion. Subsequent additions and thoughtful renovations have produced the home as it stands today; with two, light-filled porticos, grande millwork throughout, a spacious, yet understated kitchen that is in-keeping with Federal style design elements, and an attached two-car garage; the style of which is not discernible from the front facade and retains the imposing architecture of the home.
During the lifetime of this estate, it has been a memorable dwelling, stagecoach stop and tavern, and also a boy's boarding school after the Civil War.

The current home has all of today's amenities with four spacious bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. The large, 25'x14' kitchen has handsome, cream colored cabinetry with authentic brass hinges and knobs that contrast beautifully with the heart-of-pine floors and exposed beams. The formal dining and living areas exude classic elegance with graceful antiques, stunning wallpaper, and custom milled chair rails, wainscoting, and crown mouldings. An upstairs and downstairs portico on the backside of the house provide a wonderful place to relax with a book and enjoy the pastoral view, while the basement offers a family room with wet bar, a half bath, laundry, and multiple storage areas.

Outside, the grounds offer a park-like setting with old-growth trees and boxwoods beside bright and cheerful spring annuals. Three outbuildings, built in 1940, consist of a barn, equipment shed, and a smaller building that create an attractive contrast to the mansion house and help maintain the origins of Fancy Hill as a working farm.

This property offers a close-in location to Roanoke, Lexington, numerous colleges and universities, along with the Greenbriar and Homestead Resort, and will make a prestigious country retreat for the right buyer!

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