Country Estate | Bristol, Virginia





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Published on Aug 1, 2014

Offered for $7,500,000

Exclusively Listed By:
Loretta Trayer | 423.646.5554 | Loretta.Trayer@MountainSIR.com

Located between two premier golf clubs, The Virginian and The Old Farm, this estate is comprised of over 69 acres. An Italian Renaissance home that artfully blends today's lifestyle with old world elegance. The house, designed by renowned architect, Stephen Fuller and project architect William Price, is a rare find in Virginia or the Tri-Cities area.

Enter the property through iron gates from Old Jonesboro Road and travel the tree lined drive with sweeping meadows on either side. A fountain gleaming in the sun divides the driveway entrance to the stone parking area. Massive carved double front doors open to the jewel box like foyer with curved stairs on either side. The greatness of the house is evident as soon as you step onto the marble floored twenty foot foyer with the great room beyond. Large stone fireplace, curved wall of windows and coffered ceiling contributes to old world charm.

Walk back thru the marbled foyer thru the arched doorway to the elegant sunlight dining room with it's polished cherry hardwood floor. Double French doors open to the front terrace. Built-in arched cabinetry flank the beautiful fireplace and mantel with gas logs which warm the room. Above the chair rail molding surrounding the entire room, are exquisite hand painted pastel murals created by the owner. Thru another arched doorway, enter into the comfort of the breakfast room. Here the floor is rich cool Mediterranean tile inset with stone cabochons and hand painted faux finished walls creating a cozy and enchanting casual dining area. At one end of the room is an open butler pantry with granite topped counters, double sinks, dishwasher and a hand painted tile backsplash leading to the main food preparation area. A long butcher block table, double door stainless refrigerator and a huge stainless stove with 6 burners plus a griddle with a double oven below is flanked by custom designed granite topped cabinetry. This oven is topped with a hooded exhaust system that is uniquely created to accentuate the leaded glass circular window. A home originally created for lavish entertaining and fanciful balls is not complete without a catering kitchen. This galley kitchen has granite counter space galore complete with double sinks, dishwasher, double wall ovens, cook top and it's own washer and dryer. Conveniently located next to the garage.

On this main level are two wings, one which houses a special guest bedroom and newly renovated bath and the other a magnificent swimming pool which opens thru numerous French doors to the lawn and back terrace and bath. The formal living room French doors open to the front terrace and bath the room in sunlight. Across the hall is the owners office which is richly appointed with custom handcrafted woodwork and cabinetry including the handsome fireplace. Proceed up the spiral staircase to the balcony and master suite that features a large bedroom and fireplace and bow window overlooking the pergola. The master bath has a soaking tub, marble shower, double sinks in extensive marble counter tops. The dressing room is custom designed with a center island, great natural lighting and lots of storage.

This level of the home also has 2 additional bedrooms and baths. The top level has 2 more bedrooms and 2 full baths and feature an expansive room approximately 23 ft x 60 ft suitable for a ballroom or large play room. Outside amenities include a tennis court, basketball court, pergola with fireplace, vegetable garden and picturesque garden terrace with arbor.



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