April 22, 2016

Preservation Personals: Learn Why Neil Young and Phish Love Farmhouses

  • By: Filip Mazurczak
1789 Stone Farmhouse - Exterior Shot

photo by: Keller Williams

36011 Creamer Lane, Purcellville, Virginia 20132

Rock musicians have often sung the praises of living in a farmhouse.

“I’m thankful for my country home; it gives me peace of mind,” crooned folk rock icon Neil Young.

Meanwhile, jam band Phish consoled its listeners that “In the farmhouse, things will be alright.”

If you buy me, you’ll understand what they were talking about.

Out here, you’ll experience all the joys of living in the country firsthand. With two grain silos, a barn, and a shed, I’m perfect for both prospective farmers and horseback riding enthusiasts. My 20+ acres include an antique spring house and a spring-fed pond and pastures for your horses to graze. If you’re fond of fine food and spirits, there are few places better on the East Coast than Northern Virginia Wine Country. Meanwhile, your guests (and when you move into this property, everyone will want to come over!) won’t be a nuisance with their own cottage to retreat to.

The two stories of my main house are topped off with a gable roof and surrounded by a stone facade. I include three bedrooms, two baths, and three wood-burning fireplaces. And since I was completed in 1789—the same year the United States Constitution came into effect and the French Revolution was ignited—I certainly qualify as historic.

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1789 Stone Farmhouse - Kitchen

photo by: Keller Williams

The kitchen features a charming fireplace.

An exterior shot of the barn at the 1789 Stone Farmhouse.

photo by: Keller Williams

Regardless of the extent of your farming prowess, the barn and two grain silos will certainly be handy.


Filip Mazurczak is an editorial intern at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He previously worked as a freelance journalist, translator, and editor. He is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


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