9421 CORNWELL FARM DRIVE, GREAT FALLS, VA 22066

$3,750,000
4 Bed
2 Full Bath
1 Half Bath
Listed 01/13/2019
ACTIVE
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Description

Offered for the first time since its 1973 subdividing, lots 2 and 3 in Cornwell Farm, Great Falls, total 11.54 acres of land including a 1978 residence. These lots are, arguably, two of the finest in this sought after community. Homes in Cornwell Farm range from quaint ramblers to some of the finest houses surrounding Washington D.C. Cornwell Farm has a storied history dating back centuries, to when the Great Falls area was, despite its close proximity to Washington D.C., utterly rural. The earliest chain of title refers to 399 acres being granted to Guy Broadwater by Lord Thomas Fairfax on July 16th, 1731 followed by its sale seven years later for the princely sum of one hundred English pounds to a Mr. Henry Watson. First evidence of the Cornwell name appears on February 4th, 1868, when Mine Ridge Farm, followed shortly thereafter by '200 and about 8 acres' were acquired by Benjamin and Phoebe Cornwell, for $1,600 and $900 respectively. Jumping ahead to a little over 100 years later, a group of concerned local citizens, in the early 1970's, banded together to counter a push to develop, what was by now Cornwell Farm, into a clustered housing development. Ironically, with the support of the potential developer, who was won over by the passion and politeness of the group, which had pleaded with him to allow them to purchase the property and subdivide it in to between five and six acre lots, with strict covenants and restrictions as to what could be built, the 200 acres was saved and survives to this day, and in perpetuity, as a unique horse centric enclave of properties with diverse architectural styles. Today, two of those original five plus acre lots are available to acquire as one transaction from their original owner. Lots 2 and 3 are, arguably, the finest two sites in Cornwell Farm, sitting on the corner of Ad Hoc Road (named after the Ad Hoc committee which we may thank for masterminding the conservation efforts which resulted in what we see today) and Cornwell Farm Drive. The residence, which was built in 1978, sits toward the rear of lot 2, to the west of what was an early connector between Cornwell Farm Drive and Georgetown Pike. It is a prefabricated Canadian Deck House, of semi-contemporary design, featuring large numbers of tall windows, four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Lot 2 also has a lovely 8-stall, center aisle barn with hay loft and wash stall, lovingly built by the owners around 1980 and a tennis court with a gazebo nearby. Lot 3 is all horse pasture, with wood 3-board horse fencing and a run in shed. The covenants and restrictions allow for one residence per lot, which overrides the county's zoning of one dwelling unit per two acres. The covenants include delightful bridle path easements which allow equestrians to reach Great Falls Park and beyond without the need of a horse box!

Property Details

MLS #

VAFX745980

Status

ACTIVE

Type

Residential

Subtype

Detached

Style

Contemporary

Beds

4

Full Baths

2

Half Baths

1

Cooling Fuel

Bottled Gas

Heating Fuel

Propane - Owned

Fireplaces

2

Levels

2

Total Sqft

3,452

Lot Size

502,721 square feet

Current Price

$3,750,000

HOA Fee

$950.00 (Annually)

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Jan 13, 2019

Days on Market

94

Subdivision

CORNWELL FARM

County/City

FAIRFAX

County Tax

$28,598.00 (Annually)

Parking

Attached Garage


Schools

Elementary

Great Falls

Middle/Junior

Cooper

High/Senior

Langley

Directions

From the Capital Beltway I-495 take exit 43/44 onto Georgetown Pike VA-193 for 5.3 miles to a right on Ad Hoc Road, then right after a third of a mile on Cornwell Farm Dr. Property is on the right. From VA-7 East take Georgetown Pike for 4 miles to Ad Hoc Rd on the left then a third of a mile to a right turn on Cornwell Farm Dr - property is on the right.


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

1978 (41 years)

Architecture Style

Contemporary

Garage Type

Garage - Side Entry

Parking Included

No

Parking

Attached Garage

HOA

Yes

Fireplaces

2

Levels

2


HOA / Condo / Coop

HOA Fee

$950.00 (Annually)

Fee Includes

  • Road Maintenance

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Bottled Gas

Cooling System

Central A/C

Heating Fuel

Propane - Owned

Heating System

Heat Pump(s)

Sewer/Septic

Septic = # of BR

Water

Well


INTERIOR

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Full

Attic

No

Interior Styles

Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Dining Area, Kitchen - Country


Assessment Information

Year

2019

Total Assessment

$2,470,000.00


EXTERIOR

Swimming Pool

No

Exterior Construction

Frame, Modular/Manufactured

Roofing

Shake, Wood

Features

  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)

LOT & LAND

Acreage

11.54

Lot Size

502,721 square feet

Present Use

Vacant

Roads

Black Top,Gravel

Other Structures

  • Above Grade
  • Below Grade

Lot Description

  • Backs to Trees
  • Cleared
  • Corner
  • Level
  • No Thru Street
  • Open
  • Partly Wooded
  • Premium
  • Road Frontage
  • Rural
  • Trees / Wooded

Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No

Directions

From the Capital Beltway I-495 take exit 43/44 onto Georgetown Pike VA-193 for 5.3 miles to a right on Ad Hoc Road, then right after a third of a mile on Cornwell Farm Dr. Property is on the right. From VA-7 East take Georgetown Pike for 4 miles to Ad Hoc Rd on the left then a third of a mile to a right turn on Cornwell Farm Dr - property is on the right.


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Great Falls

Although primarily a bedroom community for Washington, D.C., one major attraction is Great Falls Park which overlooks the Great Falls of the Potomac River, for which the community and the park are named. George Washington was involved with building a canal around the falls on the southwest, or Virginia, side, called the Patowmak Canal, which never became commercially viable. Remnants of the canal and of a village around the canal named Matildaville are still visible in the park. The Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad extended along Old Dominion Drive to Great Falls Park in 1906. That right of way is now Old Dominion Drive, which runs from Arlington County all the way into the park. Through most of its history, Great Falls has been a farming community. The original landowners (after King Charles II) were the Fairfax cousins - Thomas, Lord of Fairfax and his cousin, William Fairfax. The two men owned over 18,000 acres in Fairfax County, including what is now Great Falls. Most of the landowners in the area can trace their property rights back to one of the Fairfax men.

Quality of Life

Present day homesteads in Great Falls tend to spread out over an acre or more of land, two to five acres is the norm. There are no condominiums or townhouses in Great Falls. Re-Sale and new homes range in price from $500,000 to over $3.5 Million. If horseback riding is your passion, this is the place to live. There are riding trails throughout the area, including Turner Farm Equestrian Park, which is run by Fairfax County Parks Authority. The central shopping district is called the Village Green. Stores in the Village Green include the Jinny Beyer Quilt Studio, owned and operated by the world renowned quilter, Jinny Beyer. The Village Green hosts community celebrations around Easter (Spring Festival, including an Egg Hunt), Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (Tree Lighting), as well as concerts "On the Green" in the summer. There are many fine restaurants in Great Falls, including L'Auberge Chez Francois, which was rated one of Open Table Diners' 2010 Top 50 restaurants in the US.

Great Falls, National Park is naturally the main outdoor venue in Great Falls. There is always something to do at the park. Picnickers, walkers, nature lovers and tourists flock to the park all year long. Rock climbers and explorers/historians can also find plenty to do in this multi-use park. The Olympic Kayak team is known to practice in the swirling waters below the falls. The Park Service and the Kayakers recently negotiated an agreement allowing the most experienced of their ranks the opportunity to “run” the class V+ rapids at the falls. Occasionally, visitors can thrill to the sight of a kayaker and boat deliberately plunging head first over the falls.

Getting Around

The open spaces and tranquil lifestyle of Great Falls come with a catch. Getting in and out of the area can be time consuming depending on the time of day and direction of your commute. There are no nearby major roads, except Rt. 7, Leesburg Pike. And Route 7 merely takes you to the border of Great Falls. You'll need to turn off onto smaller two lane roads to find your way home. Primary access to Great Falls is by Rt. 193 and / or Old Dominion Drive. Both roads are two lane strips cutting through beautiful rolling countryside. If you value open spaces and want a large piece of land to call home, the drive will be worth your effort.

Airports:

Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 25 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport:  < 14 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport:  < 50 miles

 

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