"Elmhurst" is on the list of Virginia Landmarks and the National Register because of the importance of its architectural style. Washington Elms of Saratoga Springs, New York, built this High-Style Italianate manor house -- exemplified by the signature belvedere, paired glass entry doors, elaborate cornices with large eave brackets, and 2-over-2 windows with arched crown -- in 1871. It was a prevalent design in Upstate New York but rare in Central Virginia. Sometimes, this Romantic style is referred to as the "Wedding Cake" because of the house's layers -- belvedere, eaves, and overhangs -- make tiers that resemble a wedding cake. Altogether, it makes a beautiful and memorable,
Between 2006 and 2008, it was authentically and completely restored so that its original proportions were maintained while adding seamless and luxurious modernizations. There are five decorative fireplace mantles, 49 windows, and ten-foot ceilings. It boasts the biggest front porch in town which overlooks the half-acre garden and shelled driveway that are surrounded by period cedar fencing. This 4700-square-foot residence was featured on the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Candlelight Tour in 2009 and then again for the House Spring Tour 2015.
The property is conveniently located minutes to the Downtown Amtrak/VRE train station, Mary Washington Hospital, Wegman's and "Central Park" shopping as well as recreational facilities such as tennis courts, the Rappahannock River, and the seven-mile-long Canal Trail. You can live, work, and play here!