Warrenton, VA, US
8394 Elway Lane
Set on nearly 300 acres of verdant Virginia countryside with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Elway Hall captures the timeless elegance and fairy-tale romance of a bygone era. This extraordinary, Edwardian mansion with approximately 20,000 square feet was built in 1907 by prominent industrialist and railroad tycoon, Johnson Newlon Camden for his daughter Annie and son-in-law, General Baldwin Day Spilman. Her image is reflected in the two-story Tiffany windows over the grand carved oak staircase. The estate has been home for the past two decades to internationally celebrated American interior designer, Barry Dixon who has created a residence that brings the past into the present by incorporating the most modern conveniences while maintaining the timeless elegance of the Edwardian period. Renowned architect H.H. Richardson used a colorful mix of coursed-stone blocks which add pattern to the massive masonry walls accented with red tile shingles in the gables and a terra-cotta tile roof. The interiors feature 13-foot ceilings, stunning country kitchen and butler’s pantry with cobbled limestone floors designed by Dixon, 10 dedicated bedrooms, 7 baths, 17 fireplaces, stone walled catering kitchen and wine cellar, among the long list of elegant amenities. A swimming pool which blends perfectly with the landscape, classic brick barn and silo with copper roof including an extraordinary second floor entertaining space. An octagonal hen house girds the entrance to vegetable and cutting gardens where a herd of Angora goats keep watch nearby. Designed for entertaining, Elway Hall is one of the most celebrated and inspiring estate offerings in the Washington region and just an hour drive from the heart of the nation’s capital.