Hidden nature lovers~ architectural find on steep wooded ridge. Secluded 7 acres just 2 miles from midtown Leesburg. Totally wooded terrain; only the homesite, driveway and septic field are cleared. Not your typical development house, this 1994 architect-designed custom-built home perches atop Catoctin Ridge~s steep slopes 500 feet above sea level. Mature hardwoods surround, lending privacy and a leafy summertime treehouse hideaway feel, gradually yielding to late fall views overlooking Leesburg, and to the east you see Maryland~s Sugarloaf Mountain. And this only 0.3 miles to Leesburg town limits, so Leesburg address without town taxes! Plus, a significant portion of County taxes are deferred in the New Catoctin South Agricultural District! No HOA fees either. Bright, spacious home has 2-car garage, 10-foot ceilings, golden oak hardwood floors and lots of windows for 360-degree views. Main level great room~s open floor plan, with views on 4 sides, nicely integrates kitchen, living, dining and entertainment areas, plus a fireplace for propane or wood. Large gourmet kitchen has a large black granite island, a 4-burner propane cooktop/grill, two sinks, tile counters and backsplash, and a corner desk workstation with file drawers. Dining area~s French doors open to a flagstone screened porch. Entertainment area has custom built-ins, and wide-surround speakers serve the entire great room. Main level master suite has a corner propane fireplace, large walk-in closet and master bath with two lavs, shower, corner hot tub and a true water closet. Upper level has 2 bedrooms, each with 10-foot 5-inch gabled ceilings and skylight; a small outside balcony serving both bedrooms; and an unfinished area large enough for another bedroom and bath (perc site already approved.) All this just across from Morven Park~s great walking trails, steeplechase and summertime polo, and 1 mile to Ida Lee rec center and Rust Library and 2 miles to midtown historic Leesburg~s convenient shopping and dining!
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