Your chance to own a piece of Virginia history

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Here’s another opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind property.  According to the Washington Post, Linda Hamilton (actress best known from the Terminator movies) “traded in her Malibu mansion, where she had lived since 1995, for Sunnyside Farm, a bucolic homestead in Loudoun County.”

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“Heidi Siebentritt, historic preservation planner for Loudoun County, wrote her master’s thesis on the property. She said the original land grant that became Sunnyside Farm was 467 acres of rolling Piedmont woodlands east of the Catoctin Mountain Ridge. The land includes one of the forks of Clark’s Run, a stream that flows into the Potomac River.  In the National Register of Historic Places registration form, Sunnyside Farm is cited as “an interesting example of an evolutionary 19th-century dwelling. . . . The farm buildings at Sunnyside Farm also represent different periods of 19th-century agrarian architecture. Although zoned for agricultural use, the farm ceased production after it was sold to a developer in 1972. Hamilton kept horses, goats and chickens.”

“The original log cabin has been plastered over and now serves as the library. The bathrooms were renovated in 2005, and the kitchen was updated in 2006. Yet the home’s period charm remains.”

“What’s the greatest thing in my mind is the fact that it’s got a lot of history and heritage,” said listing agent Naomi Hattaway of 8th & Home Real Estate & Relocation. “Throughout the years, [the owners have] maintained that while adding amenities that really make it livable.”

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Sunnyside Farm is listed at $1.3 million.

Listing: 13717 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg, Va.

Listing agent: Naomi Hattaway, 8th & Home Real Real Estate & Relocation