If you would like to own your own little piece of history, you should consider purchasing a historic home in Ashburn. Whether you want to restore a property to its previous glory on your own, or would just like to live in a renovated historic home, you have plenty of opportunities in Ashburn, Virginia and all of Loudoun County!
While today Ashburn is more known for brand new construction and new neighborhoods like Brambleton, it also has a rich history. Ashburn’s beginnings can be traced back to the 1720’s and the area was originally referred to as Farmwell or Farmwell Station. John Janney named the area Ashburn Farm after a family friend with the last name Ashburn.
Ashburn went from an agricultural village to a commercial hub with the arrival of the railroad in 1860 and also served as a summer retreat for people escaping the heat of the city. Ashburn is home to four registered historical landmarks: Belmont Plantation, the Broad Run Bridge and Toll House, the sanctuary of Ashburn Presbyterian Church, and Janelia Farm. While there are no historic battlefields in Ashburn itself, the area is rich with Civil War History and accounts of camps and Potomac River crossings in the nearby Lansdowne area.
One historic home that is brand new to the market in Ashburn is a property that you certainly won’t want to miss! 43792 Grantner Place is a stunning renovated home that was built in 1906. It is the anchor home for the new Ashburn Place subdivision. Grantner Place was originally a farmhouse and is known as “The Thomas Birch House.” The home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and sits on .30 acre. It is a truly charming home with the original hardwood floors refinished throughout.
To get a real feel for the charm & character of Grantner Place, check out the home’s virtual tour on YouTube.
Be sure to check out the magazine worthy kitchen – high-end finishes, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and beautiful cabinets. When looking for a historic home, you want to make sure that the whole house is updated and not just the cosmetics. Grantner Place has new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and insulation.
For more information about 43792 Grantner Place, please contact the listing agent, Eric Pearson of The E4Realty Group partnered with RE/MAX Gateway. And to take a look at all of the historic homes for sale in Ashburn, take a peek on our home search website.