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 Some places just feel like a place apart – enhanced and different from its neighbors.  One of those special places is Armana Farm.  The 97 acre parcel features gently rolling land, a dramatic modernist house well positioned on the landscape, a bold running stream, a large pond, pastures and woodlands.   Enhanced by lush landscaping and lovely views of the mountains and surrounding landscape, Armana is a true escape from the rest of the world.


Created in 2019 by a noted architect as a retreat for his own family, the house is a sleek modern space designed to showcase the spectacular landscape in all directions.   The cathedral like great room is the center of the house, with a bedroom wing and a separate lower level maid or in-law suite.  Large windows and 11 ft. ceilings in all rooms bring the views and allow light to flood each space.  The effect is a light and airy open living space in all rooms.  The stucco and metal exterior make this house a low-maintenance jewel.

There is 5,500 sq ft of living space on two levels.  There are four bedrooms and potential for a fifth. The large living room/great room and kitchen provides drama and large windows frame views of the river, pond, pastures, and forest.  A large unfinished basement space can be used for family entertaining.

Main Floor

  • Entry Foyer (32 x 12) –  Large hall that spans the space between the residential wing and the great room.  Walnut flooring.
    • Powder Room –  half bath off the entry hall.  High style appliances.
    • Hall Closet – space for guest coats and storage.
  • Master Bedroom (17 x 15) –  Comfortable bedroom with large walk-in closet, hardwood floors and views of the property.
    • En-Suite Bath –  High style shower and sink fixtures.  Small outdoor balcony plumbed for an outdoor shower.
  • Front Bedroom (16 x 12) – Large bedroom with two closets and hardwood floors.
  • Hall Bath –  Large walk-in shower.
  • Side Bedroom (15 x 15) – Bedroom with hardwood floors, closets.
    • En-Suite Bath – High style shower and sink fixtures.
  • Great Room (19 x 58) – a dramatic space with 20 ft ceilings over the dining area.  Walnut flooring and sliding doors on three sides.  Large hall divided into three ‘sections’ for living, dining,  and kitchen.
    • Living Area –  Wood paneled walls and large stone wood-burning fireplace.
    • Dining Area –  Center of the great room with higher ceilings and clerestory windows and high style ceiling fan
    • Kitchen Area – Sleek modernist kitchen with hidden dishwasher and other appliances.  Two counter sized refrigerators.  Large island for food preparation and informal dining, featuring butcher block counters.  Main cabinet areas have Quartzite counters.
  • Butler’s Pantry (12 x 6) – Narrow room behind kitchen for food storage.  Includes microwave and larger Sub Zero refrigerator.


Lower Level

  • Spiral Staircase –  Connecting upper and lower levels.
  • Family Room (21 x 19) – large carpeted room.
  • Bedroom Suite (15 x 15) –  Tile flooring and large walk-in closet.  Windows capturing views of the property beyond.
    • En Suite Bath – Jetted tub, high style shower and sink fixtures.  Outdoor shower patio.
  • Garage  – Large two car (front to back) garage with additional storage and systems room.
  • Laundry –  washer and dryer and utility sink.
  • Unfinished Basement –  Very large space with high ceilings carpeted in carpet squares.  Currently used as play room and space for a home office.  This space includes a system room,  plumbing for an additional bath (and kitchen) and walk-out access to the pool.   Can be finished for almost any type of living space.

Residence Photos


There are several outbuildings on the farm.  Designed to provide owners and guests with fun and recreation the barn and guest cottage can easily be repurposed (or in the case of the guest cottage, moved) to suit a number of activities.

These include:

  • Guest Cottage – Two one room structures artfully combined create a cozy one bedroom, one bath guest house with a small kitchenette and a large deck for outdoor living.
  • Barn – Solidly built barn with concrete floor, tack room/office, feed room, shed roofed storage area and shed roofed run-in area that can easily be converted into 3 large box stalls.  Large loft storage area.  Currently set up for horses, this space can be used for almost any small livestock or hobby purpose as well.
  • Riding Ring – Large board fenced ring with sand footing.
  • Pool – Gunite pool with Trexx coping.

Outbuilding Photos




The magic of Armana Farm is the combination of dramatic architecture and a private lush landscape of meadows, fields, mountain views and bold rushing streams. This landscape has been significantly enhanced by massive plantings of evergreen trees and shrubs to provide a dramatic entrance to the farm.  They are just now reaching the size to make their own statement on the landscape.  Most of the 97 acres is pastures and hayfields that are partially fenced for horses and the rest open.  A small woodland is found at the road entrance and down below along the Mill Run.  Mill Run is a large bold stream that forms the southern border of the property.  The Run is an ideal small river for fishing and is enhanced by a lovely path that meaders along the riverbank.    In the middle of the property is a large stocked pond with an island which is suitable for fishing and swimming.

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Telecom:  Broadband internet is provided by HughesNet satellite service. (Starlink is now available in this location), and television service is DirecTV.   Cell phone coverage from T-Mobile and AT&T.

Location:  Armana Farm is located in Castlteton, approximately 5 miles from the town of Washington, and 8 miles to village of Sperryville.   Approximately 73 miles from Washington, DC.  Travel time to downtown DC is 1 Hour 30 minutes (in low traffic situations).  Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to Dulles International Airport.  1 hour to Charlottesville.  15 minutes to Culpeper, 25 minutes to Warrenton, and 25 minutes to Front Royal.

Amenities:  The charming small village of Sperryville which is home to Pen Druid Brew Pub, Headmasters Pub, Hopkins Ale Works, Francis Bar, Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen, the Corner Store, a gym, art galleries and shops, and the highly acclaimed The Three Blacksmiths restaurant.  “Little” Washington, the county seat of Rappahannock County is the home of The Inn at Little WashingtonFoster-Harris HouseTula’sBallards, and galleries and theater. Rappahannock County is a close-knit rural community with excellent theater, concerts, art galleries, wineries, restaurants, and the Shenandoah National Park.

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    Land Size
    97 acres
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    Garage Size
    2 car
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    Year Built

Updated on September 7, 2021 at 2:16 pm


  • Address: 226 Lizzie Mills Road
  • City: Castleton
  • State/county: Rappahannock
  • Zip/Postal Code: 22716
  • Country: United States


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Alan Zuschlag
  • Alan Zuschlag
  • 540-270-8150
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