A once in lifetime opportunity. Historic Nixon grist mill barn, circa 1777 and the Miller’s cottage, circa 1787, remain together on a tranquil 5 acre parcel along Sycolin creekRich with history, these two structures were originally part of the 420 acre Woodburn Estate, which was owned by Russian Ballet Dancer, Rudolf Nureyev between 1970 and 1996. The entire estate was designated a Historic Landmark in Virginia. It consisted of a Manor house, Barn, Miller’s cottage, Nixon Grist mill barn, stable, stone and Log guest cottage, the patent house and numerous outbuildings, sheds and pole barns. The Miller’s cottage was built in 1787 by George Nixon, a local Quaker. George Nixon also built the Nixon grist mill barn, one of only three water driven mills in the County that still remain. The initials GNN 1777 can be seen in the date stone on the Nixon grist mill barn. The use of the grist mill changed over the years and the structure became a large bank barn. The Nixon grist mill barn structure is massive, with hand hewn post and beam framework, held together by wooden pegs. The Nixon grist mill barn sits on a field stone foundation with exterior clapboard siding. Inside you’ll see wide cut wide planked floors and wavy glass windows. Originally equipped with augers and grindstones, a few grindstones remain on the property. The incredible craftsmanship still stands the test of time. The Miller’s cottage is all stone with a metal roof and stone patio around the back. The date stone at the peak of the cottage reads: G.N. 1787. A charming home with a front porch. Step inside to an open parlor and wood burning fireplace and sitting room. Original antique details remain, beamed ceilings, wide plank flooring, plaster walls, wavy glass windows and hardware. The kitchen has beamed ceilings. The north wall is the entire stone fireplace. The other walls are whitewashed stone that keeps the room bright. The ceilings are high. Simple, custom wood cabinetry in keeping with the period hides the Bosch dishwasher and 27” Sub Zero refrigerator. The antique propane cooking stove has 4 burners and an oven. Plenty of open shelving and glass cabinetry and room for your table and chairs. Upstairs you’ll find the original clawfoot tub and modern appliances in the bathroom. The bedroom is large enough for 2 Queen sized beds. The basement is unfinished but contains the laundry room and storage. There is room under the porch for more storage should you desire. So much potential here as a winery, brewery, wedding venue or residence. Very near Stone Tower Winery and Zephaniah Farm Vineyard in the heart of Loudoun County’s farm and hunt country. This enchanting property is ready for the next chapter in history. See documents for more historical information obtained from the Balch Library. Very near wineries, breweries and the W&OD bike trail. Easy access to Routes 15, 7 and 9 and the bypass. About 25 minutes to Dulles Airport. Washington, D.C is 30 miles. Internet is FIOS
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