Nestled amongst grand and majestic oaks deep in the heart of Piedmont Hunt territory is The Hut, an exceptional stone mansion sited on 78 bucolic acres just outside the Village of Upperville. With easy access to Route 50, The Hut is forty-five minutes to Dulles International Airport and just over an hour to the District of Columbia.
Once serving as a hunting lodge, the original structure is made of solid stone and is graced by beamed ceilings, time-mellowed hardwood floors and a massive fireplace. Upon acquisition by the Archbold family, of Standard Oil fame, the home’s current configuration was expanded by the addition of several stone wings, increasing the footprint to over 14,000 square feet of living space. Room sizes are grand on an international scale boasting 10 bedrooms, nine full and two half bathrooms, and abundant spaces for relaxing, dining and entertaining. Throughout the property, elements inspired by the Archbold family’s fabled estate in DC, familiarly known as Hillandale, are found including a replica of its massive banquet dining hall and palatial ballroom, befittingly adorned by the pipe organ that once resided at Hillandale itself.
This equestrian estate features a ten-stall barn, run in shed, and large fenced paddocks. Two additional guest houses, a two-bay garage, and a tennis court complete the intriguing picture. The Hut offers the tranquility and privacy of the bucolic Virginia countryside while affording the grandeur suitable to host large-scale gatherings, social events, and concerts.