Nestled at the end of Millwood Lane (newly paved), on a gentle, beautifully landscaped five-acre slope abutting on Captain Hickory Run, this elegant home fits as if it is meant to be there. You are only 10 minutes to Tysons, yet you feel like you are a hundred miles from anyone. This fascinating home is filled with unique, high-end details just waiting to be discovered. Commissioned by the owners, the frame structure, uses Native eastern white pine. The wood was green when built and the slight shrinkage during the drying process causes the frame to be tight, while developing natural checking in the timbers. Assembled using historic post and beam mortise and tenon construction with oak connecting pegs, no nails were used in the building frame. The fork in groove style frame gives the home a unique look. The ten-foot wide front porch with its dry stacked stone facade is perfect for sitting with an iced tea and watching nature. The green grand manor roof has a sixty-year life, so it is beautiful and everlasting.The interior of the house features the exposed, loadbearing post and beams so none of the interior walls are loadbearing. The interior doors of the house are all reclaimed from an 18th Century house. The entire house is heated with water-piped radiant heat throughout each floor. The heated water recycles, so there is instant hot water. There is also a forced air propane heating system. With thermal all-casement windows and insulated panels in the homes structure, this house is a model of energy efficiency. You can see that a lot of thought went into building this one in a lifetime offering.The main floor has variable-width hickory floors. The center of this level is a huge, tiled, open plan, gourmet kitchen cabinets with inset pecan wood door-and-drawers. A generous center island has hanging seats on the breakfast bar. With two sinks, sub-zero refrigerator, and two dishwashers, the kitchen is ready to be used for entertaining or hanging out with family. To one side of the kitchen lies a grand two-story great room with vaulted truss beams and a working dry-stack stone fireplace. On this side is a generous dining area, a library-office and a guest powder room. On the other side of the kitchen lies a more casual space, as you come in from the double-depth four car garage you have a mud room, full bath and an intimate family living area. Between the two lies a three-season porch with jalousie windows that lets out to a 600 square foot veranda. This is perfect for summer grilling.On the upper level, the master bedroom suite has his and her closets and a sitting area. The bedroom has a king~s-truss vaulted ceiling with three walls of windows looking into nothing but serene forest. One wall leads out onto a private porch oasis with outdoor Jacuzzi. This porch is also accessed from the master bath with two vanities, pecan cabinetry and a large shower with body sprayers.The upper level also boasts Five other bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms come with a loft that the kids will love. With a window overlooking the beams of great room, the fifth bedroom can be used as an office. To finish upstairs is one of two laundry rooms, large enough house the sewing area and a built-in ironing board. Larger than the main or upper levels, the full walk out lower level has the seventh bedroom with full bath. There is also a full kitchen and a half bath. The enormous gaming area fits a movie-viewing area and a pool table. It has a second dry-stack stone fireplace. The second laundry room also has a dog-wash shower. This level has two extra rooms that have built-in cabinets for a crafts room and a workshop, so everyone has their space.I have saved the best for last with the fenced in pool that is deep enough for a diving board. It has a water feature and a spa. An attractive screened in gazebo is next to the pool. The yard has a sixteen-zone sprinkler system perfect for the exquisite landscaping. The home was also set up for a generator.
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