In the midst of the Keswick Hunt Country, this gem
of a small farm is nestled in among the many wonderful large estates
along Louisa Road (VSH 231). Views of the nearby pond, fields
and the Southwest Mountains are abundant from the 22+/- acres
and from most rooms in the residence.
The main residence at Crossfields was designed in
1987 by the architectural firm of Heyward, Boyd and Anderson for
the current owners. Branching off from the central entrance foyer
is the living room, a spacious master suite with a dressing area,
a powder room, the dining room and kitchen. The many special features
in the gracious living room include year round mountain views,
an attractive fireplace, custom built bookcases, floors of antique
heart pine from the original house at nearby Castalia and a screen
porch. The lovely proportioned dining room is suitable for both
family meals and entertaining. The focal point of the kitchen
sitting area is an antique mantle surrounding a cozy fireplace
and a space for a breakfast table in the bay window. Two bedrooms
and a bath are located on the second floor. There is an unfinished
basement. This well thought out house with 2680 finished square
feet has many extra details, such as 9' ceilings, abundant closet
and storage space.
Across the pasture is a separate 2-bedroom cottage
that has a living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen
as well as miscellaneous sheds, storage buildings and garages
on the property.
The property is a combination of fenced pasture
and mature hardwood forests. There is ample water with a small
pond near the house and a small lake at the rear of the property.
The land is protected by a conservation easement with the Virginia
Outdoors Foundation, as are many of the properties in the Keswick