October 19, 2020


The Zimmerman Home


The Zimmerman Home, which is hidden on a ridge overlooking Castle Creek, is nestled between Megills Crossing and Whitehall Farm. The original portion of the home was built in 1868, and two additions were later made. The initial footprint includes a main parlor and two small upstairs bedrooms. The first addition, built in 1953, is now the office, dining room, and upper level guest room. The second addition was constructed in 1975 and includes the kitchen, laundry room, and upper level master bedroom. A detached garage with extra living space was erected in 2010.

After you wind down the three-quarter mile long driveway and over a small white bridge, you will arrive at this unexpected destination. A set of steps will take you up to the front porch of the charming little home. Denna Zimmerman describes her style as Country Elegance Meets Olde Virginia. You will be greeted by tall ceilings and large windows throughout this historic house. When you enter, you will be standing on the original 1868 heart pine floors.

Dave’s office is filled with everyday working items for the Zimmermans’ Real Estate Business , as well as family heirlooms. Dave’s grandfather’s leather football helmet, a family Bible, a Civil War sword, and medals from Dave’s Mountain Climb Summits name just a few.

The dining room, painted in a beautiful blue, holds Dave’s grandmother’s dining furniture. When they purchased the home, the Zimmermans remodeled the kitchen with creamy white shaker cabinets and dark leather granite counter tops. The kitchen’s glass front cabinet holds many family pieces from Denna’s grandmothers.

The Zimmermans spend their evenings in the home’s main parlor. The original fireplace was built into the room with bricks to the ceiling. A beautiful new mantel was made to secure the original brick structure. Family antiques and a stately grandfather clock anchor the room.

After climbing the steep original staircase, you will find one of the original bedrooms, which Denna has converted into her dream closet. The large master bedroom is a wonderful surprise with an eight-foot window over the master bed. Surrounded by trees, it feels like a beautiful sleeping nest.

Another original bedroom, used for guests and grandchildren, holds family antiques and collectibles. An upper level porch provides a lovely view of the seven-acre property and leads back into the large guest bedroom. An antique crib was recently added for the Zimmermans’ granddaughter.

The property ‘s fire pit and patio are the favorite spot for year-round fun and fellowship. The Zimmerman Home is a sweet surprise just outside the town of Clifton.

Flower arrangements are designed by the CCWC Flower Committee.

Get on the shuttle at the Clifton Presbyterian Church and ride 1.7 miles to the Zimmerman home.