Cloverland Farm for Sale in The Plains, VA

Stone English Country House

Cloverland Farm

Cloverland Farm for Sale in The Plains, VA

This Virginia Historic Landmark is rarely available for sale.  Cloverland was designed by eminent architect, William Lawrence Bottomley, for Mary & DeLancey Nicoll, Jr. of New York.  This beautiful estate has been under the stewardship of only three previous owners.  Carefully renovated in 2012 to the home’s period quality and taste.  Located in the heart of Orange County Hunt territory, this 150-acre property engages you in magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bull Run Mountain and surrounding historic farms of the Little Run Valley historic district.

Built by master stone mason W.J. Hanback of Warrenton, VA, it was completed in 1936.  Cloverland manse has the form of a rural Palladian villa, that evokes the classic English Country House.  It has a two-story central block flanked by lower wings and connected by walls and arcades to remote dependencies, the Garden House and the Garage with efficiency apartment over, on opposite sides.   This grand country house has classical Greek and Roman architectural elements, particularly seen in the doorways.  The Library came from DeLancy Nicoll’s home in New York and the original Adams mantel with intricate ivory inlay was imported from England.

The house is privately sited on a gently turning driveway surrounded by mature trees and plantings by noted landscape architect Meade Palmer. This magnificently preserved country estate has been meticulously renovated (in 2012) and maintained, in perfect harmony with its original architectural integrity by the current owner.  This home is rarely available for sale and has had only three previous owners.

Cloverland Farm aerial facing west

Cloverland Farm aerial facing west

Cloverland Farm Entrance Courtyard

Entrance Courtyard

Cloverland Farm Rear Terrace and Sunroom

Rear Terrace and Sunroom

Cloverland Farm Terrace at Night

Terrace at Night

Cloverland Farm central hall

Cloverland entry foyer and grand hall

Stone and slate checkerboard floor in central hall

Paneled Library

Mahogany Paneled Library from DeLancey Nicoll’s home in New York


Adams carved and ivory inlaid Dining Room mantel

Cloverland Farm Dining Room

Dining Room with french doors to Sunroom

Cloverland Farm Living Room

Expansive Living Room or Drawing Room with antique mantel and floor to ceiling windows

Cloverland Farm Gourmet Kitchen

Gourmet Kitchen renovated in 2012

Cloverland Farm Kitchen

Kitchen has a Lacanch 5-burner gas stove, DoveTail cabinetry, 19th C. French china cabinet, stunning granite center island with seating, top of the line appliances, slate floor, vaulted beamed ceiling

Cloverland Farm Breakfast Room

Breakfast Room with painted pine flooring located off Kitchen and Dining Room

Cloverland Farm Sunroom


Cloverland Farm Drawing Room

Drawing Room or Living Room with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and french doors leading to rear Terrace

Cloverland Farm Main Level Bedroom

Main Level Bedroom with domed ceiling, en-suite marble bath and private entrance

Cloverland Farm Guest Bedroom

Bedroom on Second Level with en-suite marble bath, french doors to balcony overlooking Terrace

Cloverland Farm Main Level Bath

Main Level Marble Bath

Cloverland Farm Facts:

  • Built in 1936, Cloverland is a stone English country Georgian manor house designed by preeminent architect, William Lawrence Bottomley of New York City, in 1933 for Mary White & DeLancey Nicoll, Jr. prior to their marriage. It was constructed by expert stone mason, W.J. Hanback, of Warrenton, VA. Bottomley worked during the period 1915-1947.  He was a prolific society architect in New York, Virginia hunt country (he designed Half Way House nearby) and in Richmond, VA where he lived in later years.  Because the home designs he created were so well executed, most still stand today with little change from the time they were built and remain quite livable to 21st Century standards.
  • This is a rare offering. There have been only 3 previous owners of this home.
  • 2012 – Extensive & meticulous house renovations of the highest quality materials and finishes, in keeping with the home’s period and quality.
  • Renovated gourmet Kitchen with Lacanch 6-burner gas stove, Subzero refrigerator, DoveTail cabinetry with soft-close drawers, stunning granite counters, 2 country sinks with chrome faucets, 1 full size and 2 drawer dishwashers, 19th Century French pharmaceutical cabinet, Canadian hand-hewn beams in vaulted ceiling and entry door jam, slate flooring, Dutch door leads to stone breezeway and the 2-car garage with efficiency apartment over.
  • New electrical, heating & cooling systems & well pump
  • All new marble baths. Master Bath has radiant heated floors, steam shower, jetted soaking tub, 18th Century French closet doors and 18th Century Italian door.
  • Period lighting fixtures installed during the 2012 renovation
  • 4 antique mantles, including an 18th Century Adams ivory-inlaid mantle imported from England in the Dining Room.
  • The mahogany paneled Library was moved and reassembled by DeLancey & Mary Nicoll, Jr. from their New York home at the time of construction. It has a fireplace, adjustable shelving and a hidden panel.
  • Striking native stone and slate checkerboard Foyer flooring grace the central hall.
  • Beautiful original walnut staircase & flooring throughout.
  • Stunning floor to ceiling windows in the Living Room and formal Dining Room
  • Sunroom has Pella doors & transoms and a new standing seam metal roof
  • Expansive slate rear Terrace with balustraded concrete and wrought iron railing, and adjoining boxwood gardens
  • Heated glass enclosed 60’ x 20’ Lap Pool and beautiful stone Pool House with changing rooms, shower and two slate patios.
  • Tennis Court with a special Astroturf surface and lighted gazebo, water fountain that is surrounded by stone walls, mature cedar trees and gorgeous views of the north and east grounds
  • 3 Bedroom Tenant House with separate driveway entrance
  • Large storage building with heated workshop next to Tenant House
  • Stone walls, stunning grounds with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and Bull Run Mountain to the south. Garden landscaping features include an allee leading from the rear grounds to a large arbor and Williamsburg-style formal garden, the moss meditation garden, Tennis Court and mature apple orchard and blackberry garden.
  • Cloverland Farm is a Virginia Historic Landmark (30-862) and is in Open-Space Easement (FAU-VOF-389) with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Cloverland Farm Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Cloverland Farm Master Bath

Master Bath with radiant heated marble floors, steam shower, jetted bubble bath, antique doors and built-in storage

Cloverland Farm Sitting Room

Sitting Room with wet bar, fireplace and window seat

Cloverland Farm Tennis Court

Tennis Court

Cloverland Farm Garden House

Garden House dependency

Cloverland Farm east grounds view

View from Formal Garden to east grounds

Cloverland Farm Arbor View

Arbor View

Cloverland Farm Tennis Court long view

Tennis Court with Tennis Porch & Water Fountain

Cloverland Farm stairs to pool

Stone path & stairs to pool

Cloverland Farm Pool House

Pool House

Cloverland Farm Lap Pool

Covered, heated 60′ lap pool

Cloverland Farm Formal Garden

Formal Garden

Cloverland Farm Main Entrance

Cloverland Farm Main Entrance

Cloverland has 6 Bedrooms/6.5 Baths, 9,560 sf, Covered heated pool, tennis court, extensive hardscape and gardens, Tenant House, Storage/Workshop Barn, 150 acres in VOF Easement, a Virginia Historic Landmark property.  Price: $5,500,000

For more information or to view this property ~

Contact Gene Mock, Premier Team, Keller Williams Luxury Homes International 703-342-8100

Gene Mock, Associate Broker, Premier Team 703-342-8100

Cloverland Farm for Sale in The Plains, VA

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