Cloverland Farm – A Luxury Historic Home for Sale in The Plains VA

Cloverland Farm- The Plains, Virginia


Cloverland Farm is a Virginia Historic Landmark property located in The Plains, VA, 6 miles south of Middleburg, VA. This beautifully renovated stone home is reminiscent of an English county house, surrounded by 150 acres of bucolic countryside and Blue Ridge Mountain views in Orange County Hunt.  This magnificent 150-acre estate features 6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths and 9,560sf of elegant finished space.  Designed by William Lawrence Bottomley for a New York couple, DeLancey & Mary Nicolls, Jr.  It was constructed by local stone mason and builder, W. J. Hanback and was completed in 1936.  Of note is the mahogany paneled Library.  It was moved to Cloverland from the original owner’s home in New York.  The Library has a fireplace, adjustable shelves and even a hidden panel!

William Bottomley was a well-known architect whose homes are found in New York City, Virginia hunt country and Richmond, VA.  Most of his homes still exist today.  Their designs adapt well to 21st Century living.  This home is an excellent example.  Rooms at Cloverland are spacious and light-filled.  Ceilings are high and original architectural integrity remain.  Only three previous owners have lived here, one of whom was Abe Pollin, a Washington-based philanthropist, real estate developer and owner of the Washington Wizards basketball team.

This amazing property was carefully renovated by the current owners to reflect the home’s period grandeur and style in 2012.  The renovation includes new marble baths and large gourmet kitchen. Careful details in keeping with the home’s period and quality are found throughout the renovation of the home.  This spectacular home and grounds will delight your senses!

Notable Features of Cloverland:

  • Built in 1936, Cloverland is a stone English country Georgian manor house designed by preeminent architect, William Lawrence Bottomley of New York City, in 1933 for Mary White & DeLancey Nicoll, Jr. prior to their marriage. It was constructed by expert stone mason, W.J. Hanback, of Warrenton, VA. Bottomley worked during the period 1915-1947.  He was a prolific society architect in New York, Virginia hunt country (he designed Half Way House nearby) and in Richmond, VA where he lived in later years.  Because the home designs he created were so well executed, most still stand today with little change from the time they were built and remain quite livable to 21st Century standards.
  • This is a rare offering. There have been only 3 previous owners of this home.
  • 2012 – Extensive & careful renovations of the highest quality materials and finishes, in keeping with the home’s period and quality.
  • Renovated gourmet Kitchen with Lacanch 5-burner gas stove, Subzero refrigerator, DoveTail cabinetry with soft-close drawers, stunning granite counters, 2 country sinks with chrome faucets, 1 full size and 2 drawer dishwashers, 19th Century French pharmaceutical cabinet, Canadian hand-hewn beams in vaulted ceiling and entry door jam, slate flooring, Dutch door leads to stone breezeway and the 2-car garage with efficiency apartment over.
  • New electrical, heating & cooling systems, well pump & whole house generator
  • All new marble baths. Master Bath has radiant heated floors, steam shower, jetted soaking tub, 18th Century French closet doors and 18th Century Italian door.
  • Period lighting fixtures installed during the 2012 renovation
  • 4 antique mantles, including an 18th Century Adams ivory-inlaid mantle imported from England in the Dining Room.
  • The mahogany paneled Library was moved and reassembled by DeLancey & Mary Nicoll, Jr. from their New York home at the time of construction. It has a fireplace, adjustable shelving and a hidden panel.
  • Striking native stone and slate checkerboard Foyer flooring grace the central hall.
  • Beautiful original walnut staircase & flooring throughout.
  • Stunning floor to ceiling windows in the Living Room and formal Dining Room
  • Sunroom has Pella doors & transoms and a new standing seam metal roof
  • Expansive slate rear Terrace with balustraded concrete and wrought iron railing, and adjoining boxwood gardens
  • Heated glass enclosed 60’ x 20’ Lap Pool and beautiful stone Pool House with changing rooms, shower and two slate patios.
  • Tennis Court with a special Astroturf surface and lighted gazebo, water fountain that is surrounded by stone walls, mature cedar trees and gorgeous views of the north and east grounds
  • 3 Bedroom Tenant House with separate driveway entrance
  • Large storage building with heated workshop next to Tenant House
  • Stone walls, stunning grounds with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and Bull Run Mountain to the south. Garden landscaping features include an allee leading from the rear grounds to a large arbor and Williamsburg-style formal garden, the moss meditation garden, Tennis Court and mature apple orchard and blackberry garden.
  • Cloverland Farm is a Virginia Historic Landmark (30-862) and is in Open-Space Easement (FAU-VOF-389) with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Cloverland Farm is offered by sale by Gene Mock, Premier Team, Keller Williams Luxury Homes International

Price:  $5,500,000

6 Bedrooms  –  6.5 Baths  –  9,560 sf  –  Tennis Court  –  Covered Lap Pool  – Gardens and Dependencies – Tenant House –  Large Equipment Barn

For more information or to view Cloverland Farm contact Gene @ 703-342-8100

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Cloverland Farm – A Luxury Historic Home for Sale The Plains VA

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