Nestled amongst the banks of the Potomac River is Falcon Ridge, its prestigious rolling hills dotted with grand estates are interwoven with natural sanctuaries and adjacent to the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. Standing amongst this distinguished setting, tucked away on a tranquil wooded cul-de-sac, is 53 Warwick Stone Way, a stunning fieldstone and shingle style home with a cedar shake roof evoking touches from the summer estates of Nantucket.
A flagstone walkway imparts an elegant introduction to the charming wrap-around front porch, opening to an ethereal double-height foyer with natural light flooding from windows overhead. Open concept in nature, yet with defined spaces, the main level is equally adept at accommodating large-scale entertaining as it is intimate daily living. The formal living room is tasteful in finishes with its downlit shelving and offers a relaxed buffer between the foyer and formal dining rooms. On the contrary, the home’s informal areas cater more towards a contemporary lifestyle, with through-sightlines bisecting the entire area. The family room is the centerpiece of this space; its wooded views, direct outdoor access via French-style sliding patio doors, and tall coffered ceilings perfectly complement a roaring fieldstone fireplace. It is directly adjacent to the chef’s kitchen, which houses high-end appliances, including a double-oven by Wolf and a full-size SubZero refrigerator. Hidden away is the breakfast nook and large mudroom connecting to the attached three-car garage, while a private study with fireplace and built-in shelving completes the main level. Nestled amongst the treetops upstairs is the primary suite, whose stunning new spa-inspired bath boasts dual vanities, a soaking chromotherapy air tub with views, and a walk-in glass shower all encased in intricate glass tile. Three additional bedrooms are all ample in scale and offer direct access to their own updated baths, while an additional space can serve as an upper-level sitting area, playroom, cozy reading nook or homework space.
The focal point of the walkout custom-built lower level is the sunken recreation room with custom carpentry and cabinetry, giving it soaring ceilings to house a large, stacked-stone fireplace. A set of French doors leads directly onto the lower rear terrace, while an adjacent wet bar is well located. Ideal for an au-pair/in-law suite or work-from-home space, one additional bedroom, an office space, and one and a half bathrooms add practicality to the home.
Sitting on 3.15 acres, the home’s outdoor areas are an artful blend of meticulous hardscaping, lush landscaping with floral gardens, and total privacy. Twin-stacked terraces, one covered and one open, as well as a patio with a trickling fountain, afford endless opportunities when it comes to outdoor entertaining. The rest of the space consists of flat, usable grassy areas as well as rolling hills, all encased beneath a verdant canopy. This ultimate natural sanctuary for birds, butterflies, and wildlife is immediately adjacent to the Potomac River, bordering parkland and backing up to one of the most beautiful trails, resplendent in springtime with native Virginia bluebells, leading north toward historic Harpers Ferry and south toward Washington, DC. This impeccably maintained home, with its original owner, is a luxurious retreat in one of the region’s most sought-after communities.
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Listing Agent: Daniel M Heider
Listing Office: TTR Sotheby's International Realty