This updated vintage house provides a tasteful glimpse of 19th-century design.
By Maggie Roth
In Middleburg’s historic Unison village, 21091 Unison Road is a prime example of a property that has maintained its historic charm throughout the decades without becoming outdated. The 1820 house — also known as “Glatton Folly” — is full of unique details that show off its 19th-century origins, including four fireplaces and two wood-burning stoves that keep the inside cozy. Even with all that antique appeal, updates to the kitchen and bathrooms ensure that the place is in working order — so the new owners can experience the look of the Victorian era without sacrificing the comforts of 21st-century life.
The home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, coming in at nearly 2,600 square feet. The current list price is $895,000.
The muted colors in this Victorian-style fireplace impose a quaint, warm atmosphere throughout the dining area, showing off the original identity of the historic structure.
It’s all in the details in this comfortable sitting room; these built-in bookshelves and another fireplace — the home boasts four in total — are perfect examples of the sort of architectural quirks that give older homes a sense of character.
The kitchen displays a delicate balance between preserving the history of the home while still valuing functionality. The kitchen’s design flows seamlessly with the rest of the home, maintaining a vintage feeling, while updates and renovations from the previous owners keep the space practical.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom features rustic wood beams on the ceiling and warm-toned hardwood floors to make for a modest, comfortable space. This bedroom is just across the hall from the door to a small covered balcony, and though there is no ensuite bathroom, a full bath is just a few steps away on the same level.
The home’s exterior offers nearly as much character as the inside. The butter yellow walls — a traditional color in Victorian design — feature German lap siding, and a standing-seam metal roof holds solar panels, once again demonstrating the balance between vintage design and modern functionality.
Contact Bedford Cricket at Thomas and Talbot Estate Properties for more information.
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