One of the best known landmarks in the village of Waterford
1938 photo of the Arch House
The gardens have been featured on many garden tours of Waterford and several publications over the years. It is commonly known as the 'secret' gardens.
...... or you may enter the main level Parlor
1979 photo - the Arch House - holiday season
Step back into history when you enter the main level
Original working brick surround fireplace, random width white oak floors
Imagine it being a watchmakers shop, woodworking shop, brass shop, a school, art studio..... what next....
Wide panel white pine wood walls
1980 picture of The Arch House
Upper level Parlor - living quarters
Brick surround fireplace with original built-in bookshelves
Built-in custom matching cabinets with reclaimed wood, floor to ceiling wired for TV, stereo...
While touring through the property you will soon come to realize that the current owner and the previous stewards have preserved and created a one of a kind masterpiece.
Aerial photo of the village of Waterford
Updated kitchen filled with built-in cabinets
The kitchen cabinets were custom built with reclaimed wood from a barn in Winchester and the exposed beams are from a barn in Fredrick, Maryland
Built in wall cabinets - floor to ceiling for storage
Granite counter-tops and Stainless Steel appliances
The original beams were left undisturbed as they are hand hewed and about 10 inches square
Eat-in kitchen with plenty of natural light
Curved staircases have curved detail on the stairwell ceiling
Remember the Arch, it will lead to the service entrance...
and the ca 1735 well and Well Room - enclosed in the 1960's
Also serves as a great Mud Room
A side entrance to the home's 2nd level and main Parlor
Side 2nd level entry from the Well Room
Second level half bath with deep storage closet
Second level deep coat closet, bathroom and landing area
Off the landing back to the main Parlor
The exterior, as all homes on Main Street in Waterford, have a historical easement to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources which was done in the 1970's to preserve it's historical appearance, the interior of the properties are not eased.
Waterford was founded about 1733 by Amos Janney, a Pennsylvania Quaker. Soon after other Quakers followed him here. Mills were built along Catoctin Creek. The village continued to grow until it was the second largest town in Loudoun County before the Civil War.
This thriving original Quaker settlement is situated on Catoctin Creek in the northern part of Loudoun County, 6 miles south of Taylorstown, 7 miles northwest of Leesburg, 47 miles west from Washington and 159 miles north of Richmond. It was named after the town of Waterford in Ireland where some of its founders had formerly resided. The first house within the town limits was built by one Asa Moore and remains standing today. In common with the other towns and villages of the famous Loudoun Valley, Waterford is noted for its numerous and inexhaustible wells of the purest and best water, bracing air and low mortality rate. It has 383 inhabitants, 44 of whom are merchants and mechanics. The town is preserved through the Waterford Foundation.
The Waterford Fair is the oldest crafts fair in Virginia. Four-time winner of the county’s “Best Event of the Year,” the historic village of Waterford welcomes fairgoers from around the world each October for three days of living history, food, handicrafts, and live entertainment.
Friends and families, adults and children all delight in lively performances of traditional music and dance; reenactments by Colonial and Civil War-era militia and cavalry; art and photography exhibits, hands-on demonstrations of traditional American crafts by 155 renowned artisans (many nationally known) plus the ever-popular tour of private historic homes. It is a wonderful time for the whole family to enjoy the traditions of the past.
For more information or for a private showing call:
Ian Moffett, Broker, Rokeby Realty, Ltd. - 703-431-7159
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