Stunning hilltop hobby ranch just minutes from lovely, historic, Old Town Fredericksburg sitting on 28 mostly wooded acres, with incredible natural beauty and numerous amenities you won't find in any typical suburban homesite. This land is qualified for a greatly reduced real estate tax rate under agricultural forestry use (which requires at least 20 acres in timber). Private, yet close-to-everything, this park-like setting includes a truly one-of-a-kind outdoor shooting range with tactical fitness training/obstacle course, a 40' rappelling/climbing tower, and equipment/training building with power. Whether you're a novice, firearms enthusiast, or Tier One operator, this private range facility built by an FBI Swat expert will provide endless fun and will endlessly challenge you mentally and physically.
If you're an animal lover, the 3-stall stable, fenced horse corral, and walk-in chicken coop can host a variety of them. The beautiful, gated, fully-netted, raised-bed garden can provide ample organic vegetables for much of the year, and the storage shed with power and lights holds all the tools and equipment to maintain the multi-acre yard/pasture.
HOUSE Main Level: Natural light abounds throughout the house thanks to oversized windows in every room. The den's French adjoin a 1000+ square feet of kitchen/great room/breakfast room with wood-burning fireplace, which opens to the 1,200 sq ft rear deck overlooking treed rolling hills, ideal for Bbq's, get togethers, and taking in colorful sunsets. The kitchen is designed for ease of hosting large gatherings with tremendous work/counter space, large peninsula and island seating areas, two ranges with two ovens each, an oversized commercial refrigerator, framed glass display cabinets, a huge walk-in pantry closet, laundry/mud room with outside entry, and more. The large sunroom features an Italian Travertine stone floor and opens to a 750 sq ft wrap-around front porch, perfect for enjoying the morning sunrise. The quiet in-law/guest suite has a spacious bedroom, living room, kitchenette, and full bath; the bright, wainscoted, two-story entry foyer leads to the formal dining room on the right, library on the left; and a full bathroom. The attached 3-car garage allows vehicle entry options at both the front and side of the house with a automatic roll-up door on the front, and a single-width roll-up on the side.
HOUSE Upper Level: the split front and kitchen stairways lead to the upper hallway anchored by an oversized primary suite with tray ceiling, huge walk-in closet, and in-suite bathroom. The 6 additional bedrooms feature large windows to take in the surrounding greenery, as well as 3 additional bathrooms.
HOUSE Lower Level: 2,000+ sq ft framed and pre-plumbed, ready to be finished walk-in basement with large, bedroom-sized windows, and 9' high ceilings. There is a beautifully appointed, sound-insulated office/TV/podcast studio with a tray ceiling, recessed lighting, steel fire door, and reinforced walls that was designed to double as a storm bunker, which is utilized for frequent live-TV news appearances. The large lower rear deck and patio features an aromatic red cedar steam sauna just a few steps from the full bath and shower within the drive-in workshop, equipped with enough 110v and 220v power outlets to run a wide array of tools.
LOCATION: while desirably secluded, this residence features high-speed Fios internet connectivity which is regularly utilized by the current owner for live television news appearances and podcast interviews and recording, making it perfect for a high-tech remote worker's escape, just 45 minutes from Reagan National Airport, and minutes from local elementary, middle, and high schools. This is in an ideal location with good neighbors close by - but not too close - multiple grocery stores, restaurants, commuter rail stations, and every other convenience less than 5 miles away.
The Crows Nest Natural Area Preserve is just a stone's throw away, and the Potomac River and all its recreation opportunities is just a few miles east. Downtown Fredericksburg, besides being filled with historic landmarks, features excellent dining, shopping, and bars, as well as an Amtrak Train Station with trains traversing the eastern seaboard. Nearby Central Park and Spotsylvania Town Center shopping areas host a large indoor shopping mall, all the big-box store options, two multiplex theaters, and anything else you might need.
For history buffs, the Fredericksburg area is hard to beat, having served as the home to some of our nation's Founding Fathers, including George Washington, as well as the Fredericksburg Battlefield, Fredericksburg National Cemetery, and the less ornate Confederate Cemetery. Nearby Civil War battlefields include Chancellorsville and Wilderness Battlefields.
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Directions to Farm
From Interstate 95, take exit 140, Stafford, turn left, east, onto County Road 630 E (Courthouse Road), follow for 1 mile, turn right, south, at light onto US Rt 1 South, continue 1.6 miles, turn left at light onto Eskimo Hill Road, after 1/10 mile turn right to continue on Eskimo Hill Road for 250 feet, then left to continue on Eskimo Hill Road. Go 2.8 miles to stop sign, turn right, south, onto Brooke Road, continue for 2.3 miles, turn left, east, onto Rustic Ridge Road, go 2/10 mile, stay right of the green and brown barn at bend in road, continue for 2/10 mile to sharp bend in the road to the right, continue 1/4 mile to 150 Rustic Ridge Road, house at top of the hill.