This modern retreat in Virginias hunt country was transformed by its present owners to fit a contemporary lifestyle, made for formal or casual entertaining and for working from home in comfort. The residence is located on an idyllic wooded site, in perfect harmony with its natural setting, minutes awayfrom Middleburg and The Plains, and just one hour from Washington, D.C.The private road leading past the discreet stonewall entrance of the property meanders among natural oak, walnuts, hollies, and dogwoods to native rock ledges upon which the house sits, on the highest knoll of the 10+ acre property. Once you arrive at the home with its circular drive and crisp limestone walkway, you will sense its timeless elegance, serene natural environment, and will appreciate the privacy it offers.The house brings the outside inside, thanks to its many windows, skylights and glass doors, open floor plan, and high cathedral and mansard ceilings. The home's architect oriented the house so as to bring beautiful sunrises to the kitchen, natural light throughout the day to the main rooms, and orange skies of sunset during evening cocktails and dinner on the raised deck that stretches the entire length of the home. This passive solar design also maximizes economy, comfort, warmth, and low-maintenance.As you enter the main living space with its sunken great room, 25-foot cathedral ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling stone wall with fireplace, an open flow floor plan leads to a formal dining room, wet bar, two-story kitchen, and breakfast area. A mudroom, laundry room, and sun-filled office or art studio are and also on this floor. The private area of this level includes the master suite and an impressive library/office with a fireplace, and moldings reminiscent of Paris. Opening to the outdoors on the lower, walk-out ground level, are two spacious guest rooms, a professionally-equipped gym, a first-class wine cellar, built-in storage, and a utility area.The Plains and neighboring Middleburg offer a strong sense of community and charm with their downtown streets, exquisite dining, shops, and galleries. Throughout the region, you can live an equine lifestyle, or visit a new winery almost every day. A modern home such as this in The Plains/Middleburg area represents a unique opportunity.