Fairfield (Berryville, Virginia)

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Fairfield, February 2007
Fairfield (Berryville, Virginia) is located in Northern Virginia
Fairfield (Berryville, Virginia)
Fairfield (Berryville, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Fairfield (Berryville, Virginia)
Fairfield (Berryville, Virginia) is located in the US
Fairfield (Berryville, Virginia)
Location E of jct. of Rtes. 340 and 610, near Berryville, Virginia
Coordinates 39°11′5″N 77°55′8″W / 39.18472°N 77.91889°W / 39.18472; -77.91889Coordinates: 39°11′5″N 77°55′8″W / 39.18472°N 77.91889°W / 39.18472; -77.91889
Area 560 acres (230 ha)
Built 1770
Architect Ariss,John
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP reference # 70000787[1]
VLR # 021-0029
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 26, 1970
Designated VLR December 2, 1969[2]

Fairfield is a historic estate house located near Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia. It was built in 1768, and designed by architect John Ariss and built for Warner Washington, first cousin to George Washington. During his surveying for Lord Fairfax, George Washington helped survey and layout the property for John Aris. It is a five-part complex with a ​2 12-story hipped-roof central block having walls of irregular native limestone ashlar throughout. It is in the Georgian style. Located on the property are a contributing large brick, frame and stone barn and an overseer's house.[3][4] In February of 2018, Fairfield Farms was purchased by a Washington DC real estate developer Charles Paret, a current resident of Berryville, VA. The property is undergoing a full historic restoration to be able to share what is one of the last remaining properties tied to George Washington's family with the public.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Hendrix, Steve (31 January 2011). "On the market: Va. estate with a hefty history". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fairfield" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo