c. 1820 Warrenton, VA

Added to OHD on 9/20/19   -   Last OHD Update: 7/30/20   -   12 Comments
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8439 Holtzclaw Rd, Warrenton, VA 20186

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  • $975,000
  • 7 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 5421 Sq Ft
  • 25 Ac.
Grove C. 1820. In the heart-of-hearts of America's finest foxhunting territory approximately four miles from historic Warrenton, VA. Surrounded and protected by conservation easements. Grove has played a major roll in the Warrenton Hunt being the home of Masters of Foxhounds and entertaining the likes of General George Patton and others. Five fireplaces, extraordinary wood trim, three story grand staircase with walnut railing, very high ceilings, and clouds of informal and formal boxwood gardens. Staff quarters, garage apartment, stable, 25 acres fenced and cross-fenced with board and stone fencing., pond. Additional 100 adjoining acres available.
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Joe Allen, Allen Real Estate
(540) 347-3838
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12 Comments on c. 1820 Warrenton, VA

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  1. JeffJeff says: 134 comments
    1876 Rural Victorian
    OR

    What an amazing place, and withing spitting distance of WA DC! Seriously this has to be the deal of the century!

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  2. StevenFStevenF says: 791 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Gorgeous even withe the barbaric fox hunting history, which is one of those “sports” I’ve never understood. I’m sure the foxes weren’t feeling too sporty.

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    • VaTallyHoVaTallyHo says: 4 comments
      1716 VA

      You should read a bit more into the “sport”, it’s history, and the nuances of what actually goes into it. No matter what you take away from it in the end, I would never intend to change your mind. But it’s not “blood lust” and not many people outside of the riders know the actual truth. It is also part the reason a lot of the wildlife is preserved, and the land in Loudoun, Fauquier, and Clarke county have been protected from being turned into thousands of 1/4 acre lots with identical, plastic, beige, houses. The wildlife and land preservation is most important, they volunteer many hours every year protecting it, and teach the next generations to protect it as well.

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      • CarebearCarebear says: 1142 comments
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        In England, foxhunting has such a bad rap (it may even be illegal now), that a scent is laid down, and the hounds follow that to the end of the trail. I don’t know how long the trail is, or if the first ones there get a prize, but its an alternative. Personally, I love foxes. In my area, they are a fantastic help in keeping the mouse and mole population down. And they are so funny to watch, at night on the neighbor’s trampoline-there’s a mother and her kits who come most nights for about half an hour, just to jump and play on it!

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        • brigidbrigid says: 596 comments
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          1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
          Smalltown, OK

          While they don’t jump on the grandkid’s trampoline, we do have some fox families who live and play in our wooded back yard. They are tame enough to come within a few feet of us to get dog treats. I really don’t want them to trust people unless they plan on living their lives in our woods!

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    • patrickfpatrickf says: 30 comments
      Hesperia, CA

      I agree, I do not understand it either. If I bought it, it would become a refuge for the foxes.

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  3. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1091 comments
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    Charleston, SC

    One published source dates the initial construction of this impressive house to 1847. Georgianna Blight and her doctor husband Samuel built this house on property she had inherited in 1846. Multiple sources agree William Henry Pool bought the house in 1919 and substantially expanded and remodeling it into it’s current appearance. Much of what we see dates to this work.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=2m9_OqyCymUC&lpg=PA184&ots=RT5BXLswuF&dq=Dr.%20Samuel%20Blight%20house%20warrenton%2C%20va&pg=PA184#v=onepage&q=Dr.%20Samuel%20Blight%20house%20warrenton,%20va&f=false

    http://www.allenrealestate.com/homes/Grove.html

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 938 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Interesting, thanks for finding that. I figured that most of this was original but makes since with that build and addition date. Thanks for finding more info on it.

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  4. Buck's DaughterBuck's Daughter says: 140 comments
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    Interesting, just so happens my sisters husband had grandparents (The Moffats) home on The Hill in Warrenton, VA., also with acreage. Yes it is very beautiful unspoiled scenic country and is so peaceful there. I was fortunate (many years ago) to have met them and toured their home. They had a stone wall similar to this one with pillars on each side of the drive leading up to the home, and he was quite proud of the stone exterior on their home, telling us that he had each and every one of them square cut. It is really quite interesting to meet such landowners and be so fortunate to enter and walk through living history. The rolling countryside and stone wall with pillars reminds me of their home.

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  5. RavennaGRLRavennaGRL says: 74 comments
    OH

    Warrenton Virginia is steeped in American history. What you see just blows you away!

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