A long driveway wends through woods before emerging to unveil a stone house nestled into the pastoral landscape of White Post, Virginia. The big reveal, though, happens at the home’s threshold.
“The front door is centered on a peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains,” says the husband, a retired business owner. “When you walk in, your eyes go straight back to the mountain view. It pulls you in.”
That view proved irresistible when the then-Winchester residents were searching for an idyllic site on which to build their retirement home. The couple purchased 155 acres in Clarke County, land once belonging to Long Branch, a 200-year-old house and farm. They then reassembled a team—architect Page Carter, designers José Solís and Paul Sherrill and landscape architect Richard Arentz, all of whom had collaborated on a nearby renovation project for friends—to create a home that would take full advantage of its bucolic surroundings.