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The Gilpin House

703 S. Washington Street, Winchester, , 22601 , , Dated Posted: October 16, 2017


John Schroth

Colony Realty


o: 540-662-0323

m: 540-327-2124

Circa 1925

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About This Old House

The Gilpin House – boasts original Arts & Crafts architectural details, 10 foot ceilings, and rift-pine flooring. The front porch spans the entire façade and contains unique decorative floor tiles. There are six working fireplaces, three of which are gas. The large dining and living rooms adjoin making it the quintessential space for entertaining, with custom built gas fireplaces to warm guests on a chilly evening or set the mood for a quiet, romantic dinner. Leading off of the living room to the second floor is a wide staircase with a palladium style window showcased at the landing. There are five large bedrooms, two of which have fireplaces. There are six full baths and three half baths. Additional rooms include a den with separate access to the gardens, full library-billiard room, and sun room. The kitchen has custom built pine cabinets, with dentil molding, antique pine floors, granite countertops, a rear staircase to the second floor, and expansive stone fire place. Off the kitchen is a butler’s pantry and separate utility room. The expansive garden, with its serene setting, is an ideal place to unwind after a harried day or host a garden party. A spacious raised terrace with overhead skylights overlooks formal gardens, a heated swimming pool with swim jets, and koi pond with fountain –all enclosed by a stone wall for privacy. Architecturally integrated with the house is a custom tile hot tub encased with stone. The two car detached garage houses a cabana in the rear with steam spa, bathroom, and rain forest shower. Above the garage is a carriage house with full bathroom and kitchen. Additional features in the main house include an elevator, full walk-up attic, and full finished basement space almost the same square footage as the first floor. New Vermont slate roof, storm windows, and central air conditioning.

Founded in 1752, Winchester is steeped in history and nestled among the beautiful rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley. The surrounding countryside is dotted with equestrian farms and vineyards. Nearby outdoor activities include kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and skiing. Dulles International Airport is just 45 miles away, Washington DC is 69 miles away and Middleburg VA 35 miles away.

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