THE HILL MANSION

 
 

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SHown by appointment

only!

Contact

Linda Ragan

540-222-9194

or

robert ragan

703-915-7554

to schedule an appointment.,

The Ragan Team, Assurance Realty Of Virginia LLC,

49 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA 20186, Office: (540) 347-3225, Fax: (540)347-3227,

Email: RaganTeam@comcast.net

Web: www.AssuranceRealty.com















LINKS:

National Park Service:

Hill Mansion- http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/journey/hil.htm

Culpeper Historic District- http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/journey/chd.htm


Virginia Department of Historic Resources: http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Counties/Culpeper/204-0002_Hill_Mansion_1980_Final_Nomination.pdf


Visit Culpeper Virginia: http://www.visitculpeperva.com/attractions_historic_district.cfm


 
 


The Historic Hill Mansion goes on the market; Virginia is known for its unique homes and mansions but rarely does a property as significant as the Hill Mansion become available. This charming mansion is of the Italianate style, one of the several picturesque modes popular in the 1850s. The house was completed in 1857 for Edward Baptist Hill, member of a prominent Culpeper family and has had just two owners, the family that built it and its current owners. Much of the history of the house is tied to the Civil war years, serving as a Confederate hospital and was visited both by Lieutenant General A. P. Hill, a brother of the builder, and Gen. Robert E. Lee, whose wounded son, Brig. Gen. W. H. F. ("Rooney") Lee, was nursed there. Later in the war it was used as headquarters for Union officers who permitted the Hill family to occupy two rooms. This home was beautifully restored in the 1990’s by the current owner with newer kitchen updates a couple of years ago. The home is a two story stucco building that seamlessly married a new addition. A detached garage was added on the spot that was once the kitchen. The front is sheltered by an arcaded veranda, a device advocated for southern houses in this period. Other noteworthy features are the painted scoring stucco, four elaborate porches, cast-iron and wood, as well as interior appointments, including a broad curving stair. On the first floor of the home there is a kitchen, dining room, den, parlor and living room this home is ideal for entertaining. The dining room was used by the Hill family as a back parlor currently displays Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper pattern known as Empire Star, with Renaissance dado. The second floor has three bedrooms, two full baths. The finished basement has a bedroom, full bath, sitting room, family room and office, with two exterior doors leading to patios. This area would make a lovely In-Law Suite or Au Pair living area. All together, the house has four bedrooms, three full baths, one half bath, nine fireplaces, and beautiful woodworking. From the flooring to the antique light fixtures no detail has been overlooked. Much of the original house is still in place, stained glass, the walnut front door and the some original window panes marked with initials etched by soldiers while convalescing during the Civil War. Legend says that during the Civil War, Mrs. Hill hid her silver flatware in a box behind a mirror to keep it out of the hands of Union soldiers; this pier mirror in the parlor is original to the house as are the floors, crown plaster moldings and marble fireplace, all these items will convey to the new owners along with a Tester Bed, a dresser and chair which were original to the house. The gardens and grounds are breath taking they are intertwined with mature trees, brick walkways, patios, and pergolas and arbors, where the lawns intersperse with perennial gardens and display plantings of shrubbery and annuals that are designed to have visual interest in every season. Large mature trees provide cool shade and interesting patterns of light and shadow where birds flock to the feeders and nest in the abundance of bird houses. This home has been featured in Victorian Homes Magazine, Restoration Success Stories; it can be viewed externally on one of the Culpeper Historic District's walking tours or take a first floor tour of the historic Hill Mansion during Culpeper Remembrance Days, presented by Culpeper Garden Club on April 20, 2013, where it will be complimented by floral displays, designed and inspired by the theme “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny”. It’s just far enough away that you can leave everything behind and take AMTRAK on your morning commute to DC. This residence truly transports you to another place and time.


501 S. East Street

Culpeper, VA

National Register of Historic Places

Hill Mansion added 1980 - -

#80004182

Shown by appointment only !

please contact Linda Ragan

540-222-9194 to schedule an appointment.

Ragan Team, raganteam@comcast.net



                                     www.assurancerealty.com

                               Assurance Realty Of Virginia LLC,

                            49 Culpeper St.,Warrenton, VA 20186,

                        Office: (540) 347- 3225, Fax: (540)347-3227


                             

The Historic Hill Mansion

of Culpeper, Virginia