4142 Guard Hill RdFront Royal, VA 22630MLS Number VAWR137994

  • Price: $679,000
  • Est. Mortgage of $/month
  • 135 Days on Market
$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.65% last updated on Jan 16, 2020
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathroom
  • 4092Square Feet
  • 1.57Acreage

Available from its stewards of twenty-four years, Guard Hill House offers historic prominence with modern conveniences. The 1821 brick and stone house is perfectly positioned on top of the hillside, surrounded by mature trees and overlooks the the Shenandoah River. Mountain views are prominent from the upper porch from the Northwest, West and Southwest. On the left the entire eastern horizon is filled by the endless peaks of the Blue Ridge, and on the right the Massanutten and the Alleghenies. This classic early 19th century brick house commands on a tall promontory, facing south towards Front Royal with the ground sloping away toward the rear, or north side, so that both the front Main floor and the rear English basement are well-lit by windows and on ground level. The main level offers an elegant sitting room with built-ins, and a formal living room with built-ins and access to the front porch veranda and the spacious rear balcony porch, which wraps around to a second-floor guest wing entrance. Stairs to the upper level are found in the in the living room, leading to the library/game room and the Master Bedroom with Master Bath. The library features built-in book cabinets and an open wooden staircase leading to a fully floored, well-insulated full-length attic. The Master Bath features a large whirlpool jet tub. The Master Bedroom, with built-in closet cabinets, opens to an open sunporch with a portico and extensive mountain views. Antique hardwood floors are throughout the house. Five fireplaces offer warmth and focal points on each of the three levels. Four are wood fireplaces, one is gas-fitted. All feature Antique mantles, two of indigenous Winchester-type. The lower level or the English Basement, houses the well-lit and meticulously updated kitchen, a laundry area and an elegantly remodeled full bath with glassed-in shower. The dining room offers a chance to turn back time and experience the original stone walls, exposed beams, and the candle-burning chandelier, certain to charm your guests. The dining room and kitchen both have doors that enter onto the walkway under the middle floor balcony and provides covered access to the guest house. The main house features a built-in stereo sound-system with controls on each floor. The semi-attached guest wing has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, and a second kitchen. The basement of the guest house has a fully equipped laundry area with a second washer-dryer set and a freezer that conveys, and an outside entrance porch. The grounds are very well maintained. The lighted brick walkways guide you from the parking area to the stone patio, stone patio, front and back porches, and grass courtyard. A tulip poplar and lovely plantings of hydrangeas, crepe myrtles, lilacs, peonies and other shrubs line the lawns and garden areas. The well and cistern have been repurposed to serve the built-in garden irrigation system. The home features a security system, and whole-house sound system. Behind the house, there is a detached garage with a built-in workbench and a separate climate-controlled storage building, with electricity to both. This area is accessible via a recently re-engineered private driveway, and secured with a newly built retaining wall system, designed in harmony with the historic home features. You will not be disappointed in this fully updated and equipped gracious historic home. Built by Isaac Longacre, the home retains many original features, is well known as the site of several key Civil War actions, and is a popular locale for area special events.

Listed by Alan Zuschlag and Anne Michael Greene of Washington Fine Properties, LLC

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Location Information

  • ViewRiver, Mountain, Panoramic

School Information

  • Elementary SchoolA.s. Rhodes
  • High SchoolSkyline
  • High School DistrictWarren County Public Schools
  • Junior HighSkyline


  • Assigned Parking Spaces
  • Open Parking Spaces
  • Parking FeaturesAsphalt Driveway
  • Parking TypesParking Lot, Detached Garage, Driveway
  • Total Garage And Parking Spaces1


  • Above Grade Finished Area2728
  • Above Grade Finished Area SourceAssessor
  • Above Grade Finished Area UnitsSquare Feet
  • Above Grade Unfinished Area SourceEstimated
  • Above Grade Unfinished Area UnitsSquare Feet
  • Acreage1.57
  • Horse YNN
  • Lot DescriptionPrivate
  • Lot Size SourceAssessor
  • Lot Size Square Feet68,389
  • New Construction YNN
  • Parking Spaces1
  • Property ConditionShows Well, Turn Key, Restored
  • ZoningA-1


  • Exterior FeaturesExtensive Hardscape, Outbuilding(s), Sidewalks, Stone Retaining Walls, Exterior Lighting, Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Patio And Porch FeaturesPorch(es), Patio(s), Terrace, Balcony, Breezeway
  • RoofMetal

Property Information

  • Area Total4,892
  • Area Total SourceEstimated
  • Below Grade Area Total2,164
  • Below Grade Area Total SourceEstimated


  • Accessibility AmenitiesLevel Entry - Main, Low Pile Carpeting
  • PoolNo Pool

Water Body

  • Tidal Water YNN
  • Water AccessN
  • Water View YNY
  • WaterfrontN


  • Additional Parcels YNN
  • Appliances Included
    • Built-In Microwave
    • Cooktop
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • Dryer - Front Loading
    • Extra Refrigerator/Free
    • Freezer
    • Microwave
    • Oven/Range - Electric
    • Oven/Range - Gas
    • Refrigerator
    • Stainless Steel Appliances
    • Washer
    • Washer - Front Loading
    • Water Conditioner - Owned
    • Water Heater
  • Historic YNN
  • Other Structures ListShed Shop, Garage(s), Guest House, Utility Building
  • Sale or LeaseN
  • Senior Community YNN

Basic Information

  • Association YNN
  • Broker NameWashington Fine Properties, LLC
  • Condo YNN
  • List Price$679,000
  • MLS NumberVAWR137994
  • MLS Property TypeResidential
  • Price Per Square Foot249
  • StatusACT
  • Vacation Rental YNN

Basic Information


  • Bathroom4
  • BasementFull
  • Basement YNY
  • Bedrooms4
  • Below Grade Finished Area1364
  • Below Grade Finished Area SourceAssessor
  • Below Grade Finished Area UnitsSquare Feet
  • Below Grade Unfinished Area800
  • Below Grade Unfinished Area SourceEstimated
  • Below Grade Unfinished Area UnitsSquare Feet
  • Construction MaterialsBrick, Combination, Stone, Masonry
  • Fireplace5
  • Fireplace FeaturesMantel(s), Screen, Wood, Gas/Propane, Insert
  • Fireplace YNY
  • Full Bath4
  • GarageY
  • Garage TypeGarage - Rear Entry
  • Laundry TypeBasement, Lower Floor
  • Levels3+
  • Living Area SourceAssessor
  • Lower Level1 Bedrooms1
  • Lower Level1 Full Baths2
  • Lower Level1 Total Baths2
  • Lower Levels Total Baths2
  • Lower Levels Total Bedrooms1
  • Lower Levels Total Full Baths2
  • Main Level Bedrooms2
  • Main Level Full Baths1
  • Main Level Total Baths1
  • Num Attached Garage Spaces
  • Num Detached Garage Spaces1
  • Property StyleFederal
  • Spa YNN
  • Square Feet4092
  • Stories3
  • Story ListLower 1, Main, Upper 1
  • Structure Design TypeDetached
  • Upper Level1 Bedrooms1
  • Upper Level1 Full Baths1
  • Upper Level1 Total Baths1
  • Upper Levels Total Baths1
  • Upper Levels Total Bedrooms1
  • Upper Levels Total Full Baths1
  • Year Built1821

Tax Information

  • Assessment Year2019
  • County Tax4220
  • County Tax Payment FrequencyAnnually
  • Tax Assessment Amount644400
  • Tax Lot2
  • Tax Total Finished Sq Ft4,092
  • Tax Year2019
  • Taxes$5,090
  • Total Taxes Payment FrequencyAnnually


  • Address4142 Guard Hill Rd
  • Building Number4142
  • CountyWarren
  • DirectionsFrom I-66 West: Take Exit 6; turn left onto Route 522; turn right onto Guard Hill Road before the bridge; Stay on Guard Hill Road; turn left immediately into driveway.
  • In City Limits YNY
  • StateVA
  • SubdivisionGuard Hill
  • TownFront Royal
  • Water Oriented YNN
  • Zip22630


  • Door FeaturesSix Panel, Storm
  • FlooringCarpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Vinyl, Heated
  • Interior Features2nd Kitchen, Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Ceiling Fan(s), Chair Railings, Dining Area, Exposed Beams, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Country, Master Bath(s), Stall Shower, Sprinkler System, Upgraded Countertops, Wain
  • Rooms
    • Basement
    • Bedroom 2
    • Bedroom 3
    • Bedroom 4
    • Dining Room
    • Full Bath
    • Kitchen
    • Library
    • Living Room
    • Master Bathroom
    • Master Bedroom
    • Sitting Room
  • Walls CeilingsBeamed Ceilings, Dry Wall, Masonry, High,9'+ Ceilings
  • Window FeaturesWood Frame


  • Central Air YNY
  • CoolingMulti Units, Central A/C
  • Cooling FuelElectric
  • Heat SystemBaseboard - Hot Water, Heat Pump - Electric BackUp
  • Heating FuelOil, Electric
  • Heating YNY
  • SewerSeptic Exists, Mound System
  • UtilitiesCable TV, Phone Connected, Sewer Available, Water Available, Phone Available, Electric Available
  • Water HeaterElectric
  • Water SourcePublic, Well

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