Cloverdale farm sits off of Deerfield Road, a paved, state-maintained road that ensures convenient year-round accessibility. Visitors enter through an attractive four-board fence and wooden gates, and then start up the half-mile long driveway towards the house. Along the way they pass a 5½ acre pond, paddocks, and stable, then turn into the trees just before reaching their destination.
The house is tucked up against the tree line, and occupies a central, elevated location that surveys both the farm and the valley surrounding it. The Cloverdale Valley is protected on both sides by the George Washington National Forest, providing immediate access to thousands of acres of public lands while also ensuring privacy and the protection of this unique natural landscape. The property itself is neighbored by a handful of large farms under conservation easement, ensuring that the surrounding landscape will remain relatively unchanged and forever protected.
The Southeastern portion of the property contains the pond and hay fields, while the northeastern portion of the property is dedicated to the stable, riding ring, and paddocks. Both the fields and the paddocks have been closely managed, and nutrient levels are tested and amended regularly. Currently the 100 acres of hay fields are cut once or twice per year, depending on weather, and bush hogged the remainder of the growing season. The final component of the farm is the 90 +/- acres of predominantly hardwood forest, which backs up to the National Forest.
The house at Cloverdale was designed by Tim Greene, a noted architect who has been featured in national publications. The house was intended to evolve into the landscape, and twelve years after it was built already seems a natural extension of the farm. Upon entering the house, guests are welcomed by the soaring, gabled ceilings of the great room, which showcase the home’s impeccable craftsmanship and draw the eye down the length of the room to a massive bay of windows looking out over the farm and valley.
Off of the great room is the heart of the home, a large eat-in kitchen with a sitting area and fireplace. Top of the line appliances and a gorgeous Aga range welcome home cooks and gourmet chefs alike. A home office is adjacent to the kitchen, and beyond that is a mudroom, which connects to the two-car garage. The remainder of the first floor is dedicated to a spacious master suite, which includes a sitting room and a private porch with a hot tub. Additional features include five fireplaces spread throughout the house, a screened porch off of the kitchen, beautifully hardscaped patios, and a whole house generator.
The second floor of the home features a library and two additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is also a large fourth bedroom that currently doubles as a second home office. A workout room and sauna on the basement level complete this thoroughly well-appointed house.
Finally, four legged friends are not forgotten at Cloverdale and there is a custom-built kennel and storage building with an indoor/outdoor run, and architecture that matches the house.
Stable & Equestrian Facilities
Equestrian facilities include a beautifully renovated stable with a wash stall, heated tack room, and full bathroom. Adjacent to the stable is a 120’ x 200’ riding ring and six fully fenced paddocks with run-in sheds.
There are two additional barns on the property, suitable for farm equipment and general storage.
Comprised of 212 +/- acres, the approximate breakdown of which is:
90 +/- wooded
114 +/- pastures and fields
8 +/- acres other (building sites, pond, riding ring)
Annual property taxes are approximately $7,000.