Gaia sits nestled between two vast estates, not far from the village of Flint Hill. The thousands of surrounding protected acres make this a special retreat for humans and wildlife alike. The house sits in the middle of a quiet deep woodland which is the ultimate in privacy. Old stone walls crisscross the forest, while several streams meander through the property. Wildlife abounds in this aptly named private oasis.
The house at Gaia is a solid brick home with 3 bedrooms (possibly 4, depending on configuration). Solid construction, generous room sizes, and high end finishes set this home apart from its competition. Walls of windows bring the outside woodlands into every room, while the large unfinished basement offers flexible space for a variety of uses.
Entry Hall (11 x 8) – The main entrance opens to the living room, dining room, and main hallway and features a hall closet and ceramic tile floors.
Living Room (23 x 15) – This large elegant room has beautiful walnut floors with an inlaid pattern, floor to ceiling windows on three sides that open to the surrounding forest.
Dining Room (11 x 13) – Walnut floors, crown molding, and a wall of windows facing the back garden make for an inviting space. A pocket door to the kitchen allows for additional privacy.
Kitchen (20 x 11) – The large eat-in kitchen has lots of counterspace. While the oven and linoleum floors are original to the house, the new subzero fridge/freezer and Miele dishwasher are very up-to-date. The dining area includes a bay window with a built-in buffet.
Family Room (20 x 12) – The walnut flooring, crown molding, French doors to garden, and marble fireplace surround make this an elegant as well as comfortable room for relaxing and entertaining.
Ground Floor Master Suite (19 x 11) – A comfortable room with a large closet and walnut floors. An en suite bath has all the plumbing in place, but remains unfinished space and awaits your bathroom design. A $16K credit to buyer ensures that you can have the bathroom of your dreams.
Side Entry (7 x 11) – this separate front entrance has a comfortable built-in bench and is near the garage, family room and a hallway powder room.
Powder Room – a pass-thru updated powder room includes a stone vanity counter top.
Garage – The large 2 car garage has ample storage space, an automatic garage door opener, a back door the back garden and connection to the house through the side entry hall.
Eaves Bedroom (15 x 15) – This front bedroom has a modified cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, a loft space for an extra bed or storage and plenty room for a sitting area. An en-suite bath connects to the upstairs master suite.
Hall Bath – A bathroom connecting the two upstairs bedrooms includes a shower/tub combo, two skylights and two large walk-in closets (one of which includes access to a large storage area above the garage).
Upstairs Master Suite – includes three adjoining rooms that allow for flexible configuration:
- The bedroom (15 x 14) – has walnut floors and wallpaper borders and en suite access to the hall bath and the hall staircase.
- An adjoining sitting room (12 x 11) also has walnut flooring and a sky light.
- Beyond the sitting room is a carpeted office room (9 x 16) which can also double as a guest room.
The basement is unfinished space with large rooms and high ceilings. In additional to dual furnaces and cooling systems (one for each zone). The basement includes the following spaces:
- Wine Cellar (11 x 7) – room for a sizeable wine collection and space to enjoy a tasting.
- Hobby/Game Room (10 x 22) – this large space can be configured to use as a downstairs game area, media room, or play room.
- Main Basement Room (20 x 47) – this large room houses the various systems as well as a central vac, water treatment system, laundry area (with extra washing machine) and includes large unfinished space for storage.
- Downstairs Office Space (20 x 13) – a large open space with French Doors opening to a walk-out patio. This room could be finished for almost any use.
The approximately 16 acres of Gaia are almost entirely wooded, with a clearing around the house and several picturesque woodland trails. Several streams meander through the property and afford potential for a woodland pond or two. Old stone walls hidden in the woods attest to an earlier farm and orchard existence. Current tree stands are mostly hardwood, with poplar, oak, and hickory predominating. There is considerable timber value in the woodland, if a new owner wished to clear land for pasture or other use.
Open areas around the house include a back lawn and garden area with a koi pond fed by a circulating waterfall. A circular driveway entrance to the house is landscaped with conifers. There is a small garden shed that can be used for storage or as a chicken coop.
Telecom: Internet and television service is available via satellite. Cell phone coverage on the farm is available on the Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon networks.
Location: Gaia is located on Grimsley Road in Rappahannock County, near Flint Hill. The surrounding area is composed of larger farms and estates. The property is 14 miles from Rt. 66 (Marshall exit 27) or 21 miles (Ft. Royal exit). Approximately 68 miles from Washington, DC. Travel time to downtown DC is 1 Hour 15 minutes (in low traffic situations). Approximately 45-60 minutes to Dulles International Airport. 1 hour 15 minutes to Charlottesville. 20 minutes to Warrenton, 20 minutes to Front Royal.
Amenities: The nearby village of Flint Hill boasts three restaurants, 24 Crows, The Griffin Tavern and Flint Hill Public House. “Little” Washington, the county seat is the home of The Inn at Little Washington and shops and theater. Rappahannock County is a close-knit rural community with excellent theater, concerts, art galleries, wineries, and the Shenandoah National Park. Equestrian pursuits (fox-hunting, trail riding, dressage) are very popular.