Overlook Farm Description


Although Overlook Home is 5000 square feet, it is suitable for entertaining up to 150 people and sleeping four persons as it has two bedrooms and the master suite. It is 1 hour from DC and closer to northern Virginia.  From Rockville, MD, it is about 1.5 hours.


When one turns at the blue and white sign 2696 Logmill Road in Haymarket, VA and drives about three-quarters of a mile to the cul de sac, you will reach a custom gate with a copyrighted sign--Overlook Farm attached to a three rail horse fence which surrounds the entire 10.092 acres property.  Behind that fence is a brick contemporary/colonial with a mahogany door entrance with a widow’s walk and a stained glass window of calla lilies built with 2x6’s (not 2x4’s).  When the hurricane and earthquake passed through the area the house was undisturbed.  The gutters are LeafGuard and are maintenance-free.

As you enter the two and a half story high foyer of cream marble floor bordered with a mixed purple edge, you will see a custom oak paint-stained S-shaped staircase.  The large living room, dining room, and family room connect beyond the gallery.  The kitchen has custom bamboo cabinets which extend to the ceiling over which one can look into the upstairs gallery and the library.  The kitchen can be enlarged into the family room.  The three bathrooms have custom cabinets as well.

Beyond the family room is the brick-based solarium which is a story and a half high and has its own heat/ac unit as the first floor and basement do, the master bedroom, and the two carpeted bedrooms on the north side (there are four heat/ac zones which provide an even comfortable environment).  The solarium has bronze stained windows which filter UV light, a ceiling fan with a floor of Mexican tile, and glass brick windows which shelter the master bathroom on the other side.

The open library is entirely varnished white oak with bookcases to the ceiling, a fireplace, and a ceiling fan.  One can look down into the kitchen and up to the attic door with its circular stair case and also see part of the upstairs gallery.

The carpeted master bedroom has two half circle windows with stained glass of a grape design.  One closet is a separate structure with mirrored doors on one side and wooden doors opposite that has its own ceiling on top of which art can be displayed.  There is space between the doors for a chair for dressing.  This master suite has a fireplace and a ceiling fan.  The bathroom is large with twin face bowls and a whirl-pool tub with a custom shower curtain of bridal fabric and ceiling fan.

The laundry room is on the upper floor with a ceiling fan, wall attached mirrored closet containing an ironing board and electric plug for the iron.  There are a clothes folding table, a tiled dripping area, a storage closet, and a wash tub.  The drier fan vents to the outside. 

Both north bedrooms have ceiling fans, large closets, and large windows.

The small attic is carpeted with a large window and two areas for storage and is accessed by a circular staircase.  This area is suited for a hobby place; it now has a doll collection.

The basement is reminiscent of the New Orleans restaurants with its black and white linoleum floor and wall cushioned seating area, ceiling fan, track lights, ceiling lights, and a wet bar.  There is also a large closet with turntable shelves as well as an under the stairs closet.  In addition, there is a mud-room and a full bath with shower.  Another room is equipped with two closets one of which is cedar.  The wine lab is equipped with stainless steel tubs, stainless refrigerator and wine rack with cabinets above the sink and floor to ceiling cabinets next to the wine rack. This area is suitable for a small wine making project.

There is a room meant to be an old-fashioned photographer’s lab with constant temperature water and shallow tubs for developing film.  It could be adapted for digital film. 

As you enter the basement there is a foyer which can hold a couch or chair and table.  To the left is a large room which can be used for entertaining up to 50 people.  Alternatively, one could add two bedrooms in this space. 

The house has a two car attached garage with shelves for storage.  It is insulated, but not heated or cooled.

 In addition, there is a detached two car garage which may house tractors, behind which is a space for gardening.  This fenced-in-space (garden space) has a nine feet high fence over which the deer do not jump and a one-foot concrete base under the fence which does not allow the smaller animals to burrow under.  One may grow vegetables and not fight the animals for the bounty.

As the land is part of the old Polend farm, there is a historic barn which could be renovated into a wine production business or another entrepreneurial idea.  Since there are 10.092 acres, 5+ acres could be planted for grapes to begin a vineyard, the average for Virginia vineyards.  The covenants allow a smaller cottage to be built on the land.

The property near the house is landscaped with rhododendron, dogwood trees, cherry trees, red maples, Colorado spruce, holly trees, and Korean boxwood (deer-proof?); there are also hickory, walnut, oak, polonia, poplar, and white pine trees. 

If one looks to the right of the drive-way, one can see a half-round patio which was built to protect the water-well.  There is a stone floor with a curved brick wall with a concrete top suitable for sitting and a double-decker water-proof redwood table for drinks and hors d’oeuvres for a cocktail party under which is a two-man boulder and which can be easily removed to replace the water pump if necessary.

Also, outside of the grassy are next to the patio attached to the basement of the house is a free-formed stone wall (no concrete) separating the grassy area from a landscaped tree, shrubbery and flower area on which one can sit.