Homes We’re Loving: Crooked Run Farm

Crooked Run Farm is truly a rare gem on the market and has recently been rated one of the “6 Best Washington D.C. Properties”. We heard from realtor Carolyn Snyder, whose been in the business for over 30 years and was formally elected to WV legislature, about the home’s incredible history, enviable amenities, and much more!

Luxurious Materials

This home is complete with a number of luxurious materials used throughout to create a warm and inviting space. There are stained white-oak wood floors throughout, with Italian marble floors in the foyer and main-level powder room.

In the kitchen, granite from India is used throughout, including atop a one-piece 11-by-61/2-foot island. Also, there are custom-designed built-in cabinets with 1-inch-thick cherry wood.

Upstairs in the master bath, marble from Spain was used extensively. Across the entire home, there are 14 arched windows and 15 arched doors, cut into whole-log walls. Extensive use of colorful mountain stone was used in the fireplace as well as the back of the house and adjacent retaining walls, harvested just 4 miles from the house.

The second floor has four en-suite bedrooms. The master bedroom has a private sitting area, a terrace and a double bathroom. It also includes a third story studio and attic. The outdoor features include gardens, a greenhouse, two guest cottages, garage parking for five cars and a personal gym.

Outside, copper was used for the gambrel roof, gutters and downspouts.

Incredible Amenities

In addition to the stunning materials used throughout Crooked Run Farm, it also comes with a number of outstanding amenities. Outside, there’s an attached three-car garage (with 1,000-square-foot guest apartment), flagstone decks, patios and an entryway with a majestic porte-cochere.

Downstairs, is a full gym and sauna located adjacent to the game room in the completely finished full walk-out basement. There’s even an electric-powered dumbwaiter that transports laundry between the master bedroom linen closet and the main-floor laundry room.

The roomy layout of this property emphasizes the views of the surrounding woods, featuring several bump-outs that enjoy 180-degree panoramic views.

Additionally, the heating and air-conditioning setup is structured in eight zones that fully cover the house and garage.

History of Home & Owner's Inspiration

Michael Brown, the owner of Crooked Run Farm, composed detailed drawings which he sent to several log-home companies for inputs and bids. After looking at a log home built by Hampshire home builders in West Virginia, the Browns selected that company to build theirs, insisting on a fixed labor charge and that all members of Hampshire’s crew remain the same throughout the project. The results of the Browns original drawing is a truly stunning home, complete with outstanding views.

This property covers 186 acres with three residential properties and six barn/pasture/riding arenas. The residential area covers about 3 acres located on a promontory pointe overlooking the Forks of Cacapon where the North River and Cacapon River join together.

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