Built for Charles E. Miller, this fine house was designed by Davis of New York. Sharswood is almost a catalogue of Gothic Revival characteristics, from steep roof to clustered, polygonal chimney stacks, lacy bargeboards with finials here finished by fleur-de-lis crockets, a one-story porch with octagonal columns and tracery, diamond-paned windows, and hood molds over the windows (but no pointed-arch windows). Like most Gothic Revival houses in the area, it has a rectilinear form instead of picturesque massing. The whole is slightly marred by aluminum sheathing that covers the original siding.
Sharswood has retained a wide variety of outbuildings, including an office with sawn porch pillars, a brick smokehouse, a frame kitchen/quarters, and a cistern. On VA 640, just before the intersection with VA 40, is an almost abandoned mid-nineteenth-century, center-chimney workers' house that was probably associated with Sharswood.