Happenstance House

39434 Snickersville Turnpike, Middleburg, VA 20117


This renovated postmodern home will inspire your style, while engaging you in the natural beauty outside. This home was recently renovated to harmonize indoor and outdoor living spaces. Perfectly placed on 3.49 park-like acres, this home also has a generous parking area and driveway entrance. The private grounds are surrounded by trees to the west and north. Surrounding properties are mostly tucked away from view and are set on some acreage. The 50’ Blue Haven lap pool is located on the east grounds, a short stroll from the house. It enhances the view from the Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen/Sitting Room areas, not only as a landscape water feature, but as an inviting place to just relax, swim or entertain! Happenstance House was built in 1977, at the close of the postmodern period in architecture, the arts and philosophy. The postmodern style or movement that emerged in the mid-1960s reflected by the work of architects such as Robert Venturi, was a reaction against the austerity, formality and lack of variety of modern architecture at the time, particularly the International Style. The broken gable roof is a trope that runs throughout the postmodern architectural era and is exemplified by this iconic house. As you enter the front door you are welcomed by a light-filled, open foyer with beautiful Mexican tile flooring and skylights above. A stunning central metal spiral staircase leads your eye upwards to the open loft area above the main level. This area is perfect for an office or den. Upon entering the Living Room you’ll be inspired by the calm color palette of the room, and the way it blends with the outdoors. This spacious, light-filled room features a raised hearth wood burning fireplace, ample built-in shelving, storage cabinets and high ceiling. Windows surround the space on 3 sides, the ambiance of the room changing with time of day and season. The Dining Room is located off the Kitchen and Sitting Area with plenty of room and interesting architectural features. The Mexican tile flooring flows from the Foyer into the Dining Room and Kitchen. The architectural “Circle Opening” on the interior rear foyer wall brings light into the Dining Room, while the opposite exterior wall features a large window and built-in ledge or seat, overlooking the grounds and lap pool beyond. The open Kitchen is a chef’s delight with a 5-burner cooktop, 2 easy-access drawer dishwashers, wall oven, warming tray, side-by-side GE Monogram refrigerator and easy-close cabinetry drawers. The custom cabinetry was skillfully designed to fit the space with ample cabinets and lots of inventive storage. You can easily entertain while preparing meals or relaxing with guests in the Sitting Area or at the Kitchen Bar. The deck off the Kitchen and Sitting Area is a great place for entertaining and relaxing. There’s a tasteful matching awning for hot sunny days, and plenty of room for outdoor grilling and dining. Step off the deck and take a stroll to the incredible 50’ Blue Haven lap pool. This beautiful pool is artfully placed where it can be enjoyed from many rooms in the home. The comfortable and spacious Master Bedroom is a private oasis with plenty of windows and great views of the east/southeast grounds and lap pool. It has a raised hearth fireplace and large en-suite bath. This luxurious Master Bath has a corner soaking tub that overlooks the backyard. Decorative Mexican tile flooring and walls enhance the outdoor feel of the room. A French door in the bath leads outside to a ground deck and outdoor shower. The second Bedroom welcomes you to relax and enjoy the outdoors from the northwestern view. The en-suite Bath features a large marble tiled shower with a charming window to the outdoors. Bedroom #3 features built-in shelving, cabinetry and bed/sofa with a Full-Bath located in the adjacent hallway. It is currently being used as an office space with a lovely outdoor view. A spiral stairway located directly below the main stair leads you to the Lower Level which is a daylight English basement design, with a large Rec Room, 4th Bedroom, Full Bath and plenty of storage areas. The Lower Level has a separate entrance through the sliding glass door outside to the east grounds and lap pool. The utility area has Built-in cabinets and a work sink in addition to storage space.

Listed by Gene & Monica Mock, Keller Williams Realty | Offered for $797,000

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