The City of Fairfax is noted for 19th century homes like Blenheim Estate, where the annual Civil War Encampment is scheduled for May 5. Built in 1882, the Victorian farmhouse called Windy Hill shares the community’s historical heritage, combined with its own recent additions.
Surrounded by 100-year-old hydrangea and boxwood trees, the white stucco house displays shuttered windows, beneath a new cedar-shake and copper roof that follows the historical style. The windows stand above a pillared front porch, including a swing that conveys.
The front door opens onto a long hallway, lined with multipaned glass doors above the restored wooden floor that continues throughout the house. At the end of the hall, a decorative glass door conceals the modern washer and dryer, with the powder room beside it.
Across the hall from the powder room, the updated kitchen displays updated stainless steel appliances and granite counters, and faces the breakfast bay. The kitchen adjoins the sunroom, which overlooks the garden.
The sunroom leads to the dining room, with its original brick fireplace and built-in display cabinets. Its double, multipaned glass doors face a pillared side porch that was recently added and carefully designed to resemble the historic front porch. Standing beside the dining room, the office includes a full bath.
To the left of the entrance hall, multipaned glass doors open to the living room, which features a brick fireplace in addition to paneled walls. The hallway, sunroom, living and dining rooms all display crown molding, while the dining room provides chair rail decoration and a traditional chandelier that conveys.
The front hallway faces the stairs, leading up to another long corridor. Located next to the landing, the master suite includes the welcome modern comfort of a private full bath.
The other three bedrooms adjoin each other. The central bedroom displays a brick fireplace, built-in bookshelves with cabinets and multipaned glass doors opening onto to the hall. Like all of the bathrooms, the second-story hallway bath was recently renovated, with tile walls and floors. A rear stairway leads down to the kitchen.
Virtually unchanged since the house was built, the unfinished lower level provides extensive storage space.
The home is located on a cul-de-sac, where the driveway provides parking. One mile away, the Courthouse Plaza Shopping Center includes a Safeway supermarket and pharmacy. The dwelling is also 1 mile from downtown Fairfax, with landmarks restaurants like the Auld Shebeen. The public schools are Daniels Run Elementary, Lanier Middle and Fairfax High.