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House of the Week | Leesburg Colonial for $1.599 million

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Located in the heart of Virginia’s horse country, just down the road from a vineyard, this week’s featured home in Leesburg is ideal for equestrian enthusiasts.

The three-level brick Colonial, built in 1969, sits on nearly seven acres that are spread along a Catoctin Mountain ridge. For someone who likes to ride, or has children who ride, the grounds offer paddocks, a riding ring, board fences and a six-stall center-aisle barn.

The main living areas of the 9,261-square-foot home have great period detail, such as crown molding and chair rails. They include a formal living room, dining room, library and solarium. The dining and family rooms have wood-burning fireplaces, and the library is heated by a wood stove.

“It’s made for entertaining,” said Jan Myers of Long & Foster Realtors, who, along with Marjorie Waggy, is the co-listing agent for the property.

The kitchen has an eating area that is perfect for sipping your morning coffee and gazing out on the panoramic vista.

The five-bedroom home has seven bathrooms, each one decorated in its own style. Plus, one has a steam shower and another has a two-person soaking tub with sweeping views.

After a long horseback ride, unwind in the 30-by-50-foot indoor pool that is in a separate wing of the house.

“You know how a lot of houses [are when] you go inside and you smell the pool at the front door?” Myers said. “You don’t have that with this house.”

The property also has a three-bedroom guesthouse with its own kitchen. It is on the market for $1.599 million.

Listing: 19588 Loudoun Orchard Rd., Leesburg

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Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market.


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