What I'm Seeing Now

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A Porch With A View

Continuing west from Warrenton VA on Lee Highway (lots of Civil War names for highways in Virginia) about 30 minutes or so you will pass a little bungalow on the right.

OK, it's not so little! 

Very large, gorgeous house would be better put.

To the rear is an expansive, covered patio porch, complete with fireplace, wind chimes, comfy furniture, a nice deck behind ...

AND A VIEW.

If you have ever seen one, this is a porch with a view.

Sitting on an acre, this house abuts the Narmada Winery to its rear.

This is a view of a small part of that winery.

These are some quiet neighbors!

Virginia has many, many wineries.  But also -

Looking to the left and further west are the Shenandoah Mountains, and green and quiet.

Looking from the front of the house, more south, are the Shenandoah Mountains, and green and quiet.

It is a delightful setting.

Sorry, the house is already purchased...and inspected!

For more reasons than one, I think this was a great buy!

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 21 commentsJay Markanich • May 22 2011 06:06AM

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Good morning, Jay. I can relate to the Civil War names. A ton of them around here too. BTW, nice view...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Michael - Manassas has nothing but Civil War names all around!  This was some peaceful setting too...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

I love the picture. Beautiful view. I am sure one of the reasons the buyers purchased the house is because of the view.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 7 years ago

Good morning Jay;  I've been to Manassas, BTW, did you buy any wine?

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) about 7 years ago

All I can say is "ahhhhhhhh"  That must have been a pleasure to inspect!

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach (GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881) about 7 years ago

nice! Until the trees grow :)

Posted by Daniel H. Fisher, MCRP - Charlotte Real Estate, NC or SC (www.FisherHermanRealty.com (704) 617-3544) about 7 years ago

Looks like a nice place to retire. . . If there was an ocean I would be sold! :)  Thakns for your post.  It looks like a fun place to visit!

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) about 7 years ago

Beautiful setting for this place. can see why the place sold.

Thanks for the post Jay.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 7 years ago

Yes , it is a beautiful view. Living in the Piedmont area is a blessing! As for the Quiet neighbor, most vineyards host weekend events and may Not be so quiet! We have one vineyard in Fauquier county that borders a couple of subdivisions and the homeowners are quite angey about the weekend noise. It's all how things are sited.

Posted by Renée Montgomery, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Century 21 New Millennium) about 7 years ago

Hi Jay, very nice view, When the trees grow up it will be a privacy fence as well.

Nice shot.

Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) about 7 years ago

Spent some wonderful years growing up in around the Shenandoah Valley -- my Mom still lives there and the views and feeling of freedom are unrivaled in my humble opinion.  Thanks for sharing this.

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) about 7 years ago

Nice, much better than a view of identical row houses on the other side of the street.

Posted by Robert Butler, Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection (Aspect Inspection) about 7 years ago

Mr Jay,

Do you stops there for some sampling of the purple juice prior to writing these blog posts?

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 7 years ago

It was Gita.  And proximity to work.  These are both doctors and work at a hospital only 20 minutes away!

Ken - I wouldn't have had time if I wanted to (I don't drink alcohol).  My next inspection was an hour away and I only had one hour to get there!

Kathryn - it was a beautiful home.  The inspection took 5 hours!  It is a huge place.

That won't be so bad Daniel.  The vineyard is really large and trees can be trimmed!

 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

It was a very pleasurable inspection Joy!  And the ocean isn't far!

That wasn't the only reason Tom.  The house is wonderful too.

Renee - the buyers asked that of the sellers and all activities at the vineyard are so far away they hear nothing.

It will Clint, if that is what they want.  If not, the trees can be trimmed.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Tish - this is on the way to Luray, perhaps another half an hour.  It's about 20 minutes outside of Warrenton.

Robert - nope!  Across the street is another 50 acres, untouched!

No Nutsy, I am not old enough.  Actually I don't drink alcohol for any reason.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay, your beautiful picture brings back memories of a couple of holidays we have taken at different times of the year in the Shenandoah Mountains... thanks =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 7 years ago

It is a very pretty area, and the further you get to them the prettier they are Chris, pretty much all seasons.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay,

I really thought that the surprise was going to be that YOU bought this home. Liked the verbal picture too. Thanks Jay

Posted by Brad Rachielles, REALTOR, CDPE, Upland, CA (CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453) about 7 years ago

Jay - it is a beautiful area.  Had some family friends who lived in Hume (since deceased - so can't go back to visit them anymore.)

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) about 7 years ago

Brad - too far out and $1.2 is a bit beyond my ability!  But thanks for the vote of confidence!

Steven - Hume is not far and again, beyertiful too!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

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