Secret Garden at Historic Oakdene!


It's not often that we get the opportunity to capture such a grand piece of Staunton, VA history. We always love working with Jenny Mitchell and Beverly Stermer at Nest Realty Shenandoah because they ALWAYS bring us the most amazing homes, and prepare the homes for pictures. This home was already meticulous! The owners have lived here for over 20 years...they have had their babies married on the grounds, and many memories have been made here.

The owners have done a stunning job with RESTORING this home. Every detail was maintained and brought back to new life. This was not a fast and quick restoration, but a slow and lovingly done restoration.

One of our favorite parts of this home was the land surrounding it. The day we came to photograph this home, it was on the Garden Tour 2019 and no wonder why! The yard is just immaculate with every spot touched by hands of an angel! From the award winning potting shed, to the curving rock walls, lanterns, rock steps, swing in the front tree, multiple patios awaiting morning coffee...the yard is just a secret garden!

Check out the video walk through below, and then see more from the photography session with some insight into the secrets of the home from the owner himself! Unforgettable!

Full listing HERE!

Welcome to Oakdene!

This is the view from the upstairs porch overlooking the back patio, carport, and manicured yard where the band sat during their daughter's wedding.

Gorgeous pergola with a water fountain and surrounding brick wall

We couldn't get enough of that picturesque window and the painted concrete back patio. The pattern of the concrete matches the floor pattern found in the basement!

Is this not the cutest potting shed?? Love the antique door and door knob and of course window boxes!!

The gorgeous front door with mail slot...