Shaffer Manor: A Rare Historic Virginia Manor Home Built in 1890

  • $1,700,000
390 Hulings Lane Timberville, VA 22853
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Shaffer Manor: A Rare Historic Virginia Manor Home Built in 1890

390 Hulings Lane Timberville, VA 22853
  • $1,700,000


Welcome to Shaffer Manor. A very unique historic property and an extremely special home. Built in 1890, every inch of this beautiful estate has been meticulously renovated and improved upon in every way imaginable. This mansion is rich in history and much of the historical charm exudes proudly, but with modern luxurious touches dispensed throughout. Serving as an Inn in the early 1900s and later as a Bed and Breakfast, the current owner has called it a personal home. The possibilities are endless for this spectacular property. Included in the estate is the main mansion, with 4 exquisite bedrooms, 3.5 fully renovated baths, three fully finished rooms on the fourth level, a formal living room, a study or family room, a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen, a walk in pantry, a morning room, a screened porch, a fully finished lower level with game room, storage, mechanical room and laundry. In all, the home boasts a basement measuring 1738 Square Feet, and 90% finished; a Main and Upper Level 3,476  square feet all fully finished; and a Fourth Level of about 1,400 square feet of finished living area; for a total of 6,614 square feet. The Carriage house also has an upper level boasting an additional 1200 square feet that would be perfect for an apartment, studio or office. The lower level of the Carriage House has 3 stalls to house any amount of modern horse power you have.  Sited on nearly 6 acres and surrounded by sumptuous mountain views. Walk the property and find the small stream, a concrete pond and the bubbling fountain surrounded by mature boxwoods. The entrance to the property is lined with magnificent ancient Hemlock trees. Nestled in the Valley between Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest in the most bucolic of settings. Perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the peaceful surrounding nature. Skyline Drive is moments away, Harrisonburg is about a 20-minute drive, Charlottesville is only 75 Miles away. There isn’t one square inch of this magnificent homestead that hasn’t been improved upon in the last 7 years with high end, luxury upgrades. You will be blown away with the results. Listing agent is related to Seller. Seller is a licensed agent.

390 Hulings Lane has been Completely Restored by the Current owner with well over $500,000 in Renovations and Upgrades in the last 7 years.

Windows Replace in 2013 – $35,500

Fireplace Converted to Gas and All New Marble Surround and Detailed Mantel Installed

Carriage House Framed and Pre-Plumbed for a full bath – Plans for a Garage Apartment available

Three wells provide water to the property: 300’& 190’

Custom Draperies Convey – Paid $20,000

Full Massive Water Filtration System Installed

Walls were completely re-plastered and re-insulated by a historic home renovation company that also performed similar work to Montpelier – James Madison’s Home

Complete New Roof with Architectural Shingles was Installed in 2015 – $75,000, 25 year Warranty – last owners had installed tin, so only one layer exists

All exterior paint was hand torched and hand scraped to remove all vestiges of original and later layers of paint. Home was then entirely repainted. No Lead Based Paint remains anywhere in the home.

All HVAC Systems were completely replaced. Originally, the home had Oil Radiator Heat with No Central A/C. Home is now heated with propane gas with a dual zone 2 new furnaces as a back ups to the two 4 ton Heat Pumps with dual zones.

All Plumbing throughout the house was replaced and an 80 Gallon Commercial Grade Hot Water Heater Installed.

The Kitchen was completely Gutted, Reconfigured and Remodeled with $45,000 in Custom Built Cabinets alone

Kitchen Aid Stainless Appliance Package Included – Range has a dual fuel capability with Propane Gas Stove top and electric dual ovens. Stainless Down Draft Ventilation.

All 3.5 Baths were completely gutted and remodeled with state-of-the-art fixtures with a historic flair. The Owner’s Suite has a water closet with a toilet and a bidet.

The Front entrance steps were completely rebuilt and recently repainted

The Front Entrance Fountain has been Replaced and Re-Wired with a New Pump Installed.

The Cement Pond has been recently replastered.

All Light Fixtures were hand selected and replaced by the owner

Much, Much More….


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Updated on September 14, 2021 at 2:34 pm


  • Address 390 Hulings Lane
  • City Timberville
  • State Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code 22853

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