30 May

Civil War Era Estate Outside of Washington D.C. – Just Listed on The Market

Sited an hour outside of Washington, D.C., beyond a picturesque pathway lined with 70 ornamental, cherry trees, sits Lindenwood Farm, an enchanting Civil War era, historic estate just minutes from downtown Poolesville, Maryland. Located at 20415 Westerly Road, this 10-acre farm and notable outbuildings are a testament to a rich and storied past –molded by local history. The estate is listed at $1,595,000. 

Lindenwood Farm’s journey began as part of a 1754 land grant that launched a progression of plot subdivisions that would eventually lead to its building in 1858, as part of the Williams family estate. Purchased from his uncle in 1870, John H. Williams, a prominent local figure, left an indelible mark on his surrounding community and on the farm that would serve as a cornerstone of the area’s history.

During the Civil War, the area of Poolesville including Lindenwood Farm bore witness to the comings and goings of both Union soldiers and Confederate rebels. As troops prepared for the harrowing Battle of Gettysburg, they described the land as a, "high, nearly level plain, where fresh air, sunlight, and a beautiful view are unlimited." This description holds true today, as Lindenwood Farm offers breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Featured in Maryland’s Agricultural Reserve Historic House Tour, Lindenwood Farm has been lovingly restored and modernized to seamlessly blend the charm of its past with today’s comforts. 

The residence retains much of its original Italianate and Victorian architectural touches on its exterior façade and boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, living and dining spaces, a family room, and a study.  The recently updated kitchen presents a large and welcoming space with a 15’x19’ log cabin addition, made from 1850s barn logs brought in from West Virginia, that act as a second family room with a rustic beamed ceiling. Although the log cabin was not original to the estate, it was created in roughly the same time period and includes stones from the original property in the chimney and foundation.  A deck off the kitchen provides one of the many platforms to enjoy the home’s breathtaking views.

To the west of the house sits the original 45'x70' Bank Barn that has been restored and repurposed into a vibrant barn for entertaining family and hosting events and art galleries. Historic gems can be found throughout the property, from the water tower to the wishing well to the Civil War era mounting blocks used for horseback riding, the cornerstone of the Williams Family. 

Adding to the estate's allure is a large guest house currently used as extra living space, an art gallery, and a pool house. The guest house has an expansive patio offering serene views of the gardens and the heated swimming pool. The old smoke house has been converted into a playhouse for the little residents of the estate. Lindenwood Farm has a four bay car barn, a corn rib, and multiple run-in sheds, each preserving the essence of its historical roots.

There are multiple pastures which are currently used for sheep grazing, allowing the farm to be taxed based on agricultural use and will convey should the new owners want to keep them.  There is a vegetable garden fenced and large enough to make even Alice Waters jealous.  Mature trees, multiple flowering beds and perfect sunsets envelop the property from end to end.  Surrounded by woods and agricultural fields, the estate offers unmatchable privacy while still within commuting distance to Downtown, Washington, DC.

Daryl Judy of Washington Fine Properties represents the seller of this listing. 

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