Wainwright & Co. - REALTORS

16503 Booker T. Wash HWY
Moneta, VA 24121

(540) 598-9645

Glasgow, VA 24555

Off Market

|4beds|3baths|2half bath

Welcome Home to Fancy Hill

Property Info
Status:Off Market
Baths:5 Baths (3 F, 2 H)
Type:Single Family
Size:5,530 ft²
Lot Size:21 acres
  • Notable, 8-bay Federal Style Mansion
  • One of the Seven Hills of Rockbridge County
  • Meticulously Maintained and Thoughtfully Updated to Capture the Estate's Originality
  • Beautiful Millwork Throughout Home
  • Placed on National Historic Register in 1997
~The Story of Fancy Hill~
Fancy Hill, known as one of the Seven Hills of Rockbridge County is a fastidiously maintained mansion  built for Thomas Welch and his wife, Sarah Grigsby, in the early to mid 1800s.  
The first building campaign was completed ca. 1821 and consisted of a brick, five-bay, center passage home that cost $1,350 to build.  Approximately ten years later, a second building campaign created the impressive, eight-bay Federal Style mansion.  Subsequent additions and thoughtful renovations have produced the home as it stands today; with two, light-filled porticos, grande millwork throughout, a spacious, yet understated kitchen that is in-keeping with Federal style design elements, and an attached two-car garage; the style of which is not discernible from the front facade and retains the imposing architecture of the home.
During the lifetime of this estate, it has been a memorable dwelling, stagecoach stop and tavern, and also a boy's boarding school after the Civil War.

The current home has all of today's amenities with four spacious bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths.  The large, 25'x14' kitchen has handsome, cream colored cabinetry with authentic brass hinges and knobs that contrast beautifully with the heart-of-pine floors and exposed beams.  The formal dining and living areas exude classic elegance with graceful antiques, stunning wallpaper, and custom milled chair rails, wainscoting, and crown mouldings.  An upstairs and downstairs portico on the backside of the house provide a wonderful place to relax with a book and enjoy the pastoral view, while the basement offers a family room with wet bar, a half bath, laundry, and multiple storage areas.

Outside, the grounds offer a park-like setting with old-growth trees and boxwoods beside bright and cheerful spring annuals.  Three outbuildings, built in 1940, consist of a barn, equipment shed, and a smaller building that create an attractive contrast to the mansion house and help maintain the origins of Fancy Hill as a working farm.

This property offers a close-in location to Roanoke, Lexington, numerous colleges and universities, along with the Greenbriar and Homestead Resort, and will make a prestigious main home or second home for the right buyer! 

Realtor Information:
Showings to pre-qualified buyers only; must make appointment.
Additional acreage available.
Some furniture, rugs, and decor throughout home available for sale.
Referral fee happily payed to out-of-state Realtors
Home not syndicating to online property websites like Zillow, etc. 

Contact agents David Hurt at 540-598-9645 or April Garrison at 540-309-2244 for any additional information and to schedule a showing.
General Information
Beautiful Pasture and Mountain Views
Area Amenities:
Colleges and Universities, Numerous Resorts and Notable Historic Home
Very Gently Sloping Pastures Perfect for Cattle and Horses
Building Details
Year Built:
# of Stories:
Roof Type:
Slate-look Concrete Shingle
Federal Style
Private Septic
Private Well
Attached 2-Car
Brick and Weatherboard
Heart of Pine
Full Walk-out
  • Barn/Stable
  • This property also includes a 4-room apartment above the attached garage that could make the perfect guest or in-law suite.
  • Built-ins
  • Covered Parking
  • Crown Moulding
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Landscaped Back Yard
  • Landscaped Front Yard
  • Lawn
  • Microwave
  • Offstreet Parking
  • Porch
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Remodeled Bath
  • Remodeled Kitchen
  • Shutters
  • Storage Area
  • Storage Shed
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Workshop
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Total:$1,250,00020% Down:$250,000Financing:$1,000,000
Jumbo 30 Yr Fixed*
3.64 %
(3.72% APR)
$4,569 / month

*Rates for May 2020. Information displayed is accurate as of the date of the latest update and is subject to change without notice. Loan pricing can only be locked through a home mortgage consultant. Other restrictions may apply. The Rate/APR and other terms may vary from those displayed based on the creditworthiness of the borrower, the type of dwelling, whether the borrower is self-employed, the location of the property and other factors. Please contact a lender in your area to determine what rates you qualify for.

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