About This 1890 Historic House In Winchester Virginia
This architectural gem in the center of Winchester’s Historic District is spectacular—and right on the Apple Blossom Parade Route. This circa 1890 J. B. Russell single-family home was designed in the Romanesque Revival style. Constructed of six course American bond brick with a decorative basket-weave frieze, this imposing structure features a hipped slate roof, flared eaves, prominent cornice and block modillions.
In recent years, this home was beautifully renovated in accordance with the Winchester Board of Architecture, creating a chic elegance, modernity, upgrades and repairs. The home features six bedrooms, five full baths, and two half-baths along with other desirable gathering spaces. Throughout the home, it’s the attention to detail that really graces this grand marvel, bringing a blend of old and new.
The 12-foot ceilings and large windows provide well-lit spaces. Stained glass, leaded glass, beautiful wood details, seven tiled fireplaces, wood and ceramic floors, contemporary paint on walls and trim, tasteful wallpaper, designer fixtures, and the fetching contrast of brick, wood and stone combine to make this home extraordinary. The layout is resplendent and inviting. The first floor wows with a gracious entry, handsome sun porch, living room, two dining rooms (one casual, one formal), the kitchen (refreshing in white with blue accents and glass-front cabinets flanking one side), and a powder room.
There is also a bedroom with ensuite bath, bar and sitting area that benefits from a separate entry and porch, perfect for in-laws or family visitors. The second-floor main suite is stunning, with a large bedroom, custom walk-in oak closets and a bath with heated floors, a copper tub and a Juliet balcony. Three additional bedrooms (one with a sizable sun porch with radiant floors) and two full baths round out the floor. The top floor suite is perfectly suited for a live-in apartment, family offices or as a teenager suite, replete with four large rooms, full bath, and kitchen and laundry hookups.
The basement, made of natural brick and stone, features plenty of usable finished space and another half-bath. Use as a pool hall, wine cellar, potting kitchen or whatever suits. A roomy front porch, hardscaping and landscaping, wrought iron fencing and a detached two car garage round out this exceptional home in the heart of Winchester. As part of the renovation, modern and efficient heat and air conditioning and electrical service was installed throughout the home, all four chimneys were rebuilt, windows were reglazed, and several exterior elements were repaired including slate roof repairs and new copper flashing.