House of the week: masterpiece of a house opposite the Crow’s Nest Nature Area

Set on 11.49 forested acres and directly across from Crow’s Nest serene 3,000 acres that its original owners helped preserve, 109 Hawks Nest Drive is an inspiring masterpiece steeped in nature. In addition to its look at the water’s edge, the community is also intended for horse-riding enthusiasts, with a fenced pasture, two barns and a community boat launch and a picnic area, among others. amenities. Belle Plains Boat Club is just down the road (or around Potomac Creek) – for plenty of other waterfront memories.

The house, which spans over 6,000 square feet over four levels, was designed by renowned architect Sabina Weitzman and built by Stonehaven Homes. Only the finest materials have been used here, including wavy maple wood floors in its unique 4th floor tower, custom metal railing on its exterior decks and interior spaces, and premium Anderson windows throughout.

Before entering, let’s explore the country. The 11.49 acres here overlook the more than 3,000 acre Crow’s Nest Nature Preserve, which is full of hiking and adventure opportunities. The reserve will never be developed, which equates to a life of tranquility and exploration of nature in abundance. At the heart of a migratory bird trail, its owners have been dazzled by feathered visitors over the years, arctic snow geese, white pelicans and frequent bald eagles. In the words of its owners, “you are surrounded by woods here… what is not water, it is lush woods and beautiful pastures”.

The focal point of the house is this breathtaking view of the water. In fact, its owners wanted every room to flow naturally with nature – and it absolutely shows, with selected curves and corner windows that make the view of the water stand out even more. Some of the beige beauty’s exterior highlights include Hardiplank siding and nearly 900 square feet of porch and patio space, including two outdoor rooms with fireplaces, a sitting area, and a covered outdoor dining area. There is a two car garage with a separate workshop and a tree lined driveway winds up to the residence itself. Inside, every square foot is tastefully used and optimized for everyday life and unforgettable gatherings. And there are five fireplaces, eleven ceiling fans, and three outdoor fans throughout the property for maximum comfort.

Custom-milled red elm and travertine stone abounds on the main level, with a large two-story room with windows (with a Rumford wood-burning fireplace enclosed in a captivating masonry tower), a den with a fireplace, and the show cooking as strong points. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with cherry wood cabinetry, Thermador stove and oven, Bosch dishwasher, granite counters, and an expansive breakfast bar near the Great Room. On the front of the room, a breathtaking view of the water, anyone? The master bedroom – which is often surrounded by mature Yoshino cherry trees just outside – has a private sitting area, his and her closets, and a huge en-suite bathroom with stone floor / accents, heated floors , tub, two sinks and a walk-in shower. Upstairs, don’t forget to take a break in the attic which overlooks the great room… or to go up to the tower on the fourth floor (really, is it cooler than that?).

The finished basement can very easily be your own apartment or master bedroom, with two bedrooms, a cinema room, a Scandinavian ceramic cast-iron stove, a kitchen, a pool table space and storage space. Don’t forget to visit the outdoor room just off the basement with its own wood-burning fireplace. Location wise, 109 Hawks Nest Drive is approximately 15 minutes from Interstate 95 (exit US 17), several Virginia Railway Express stations, and downtown Fredericksburg. For daily needs, Town and Country Market Place and Woodlawn Shopping Center are less than 10 minutes away.

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