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Hidden Valley (Warwickton)

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Warwickton
c. 1857. 2241 Hidden Valley Rd., 6 miles north of Warm Springs

This Greek Revival house, Bath County's finest example of the style, is situated in a narrow and remote valley. It was built for James Woods Warwick, an influential landowner and local judge who also served in the Virginia House of Delegates. The two-story brick house is dominated by a colossal portico with four fluted Ionic columns. The treatment of the entrance with sidelights and a transom framed by paneled pilasters, and a plain frieze and cornice, is adapted from a plate in Asher Benjamin's The Practical House Carpenter (1830). Most of the house's interior and exterior detailing is also derived from this influential pattern book. In 1965 the U.S. Forest Service purchased the property, which later was sold to owners who restored the house and opened it as a bed-and-breakfast.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Hidden Valley (Warwickton)", [Warm Springs, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-BA8.

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