This month we’re bringing you a collection of dream domiciles in some of Charlottesville’s best neighborhoods as well as several charming properties just outside of town. From a historic landmark that used to be the homestead of a Founding Father, to a Blue Ridge beauty made for those that love to entertain, read on to discover your next home.
Highbrighton – 1756 Moore Road // Ruckersville, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 3,702 square feet, 530 acres
What we love: Nestled away on 530 acres of private Virginia countryside, this Georgian-style equestrian estate was formally known for its storied shooting events. The manor house boasts charming characteristics including original flooring, fireplaces in nearly every room, and a year round screened porch, overlooking the garden. In addition to the main living quarters, Highbrighton includes a pool house, renovated carriage house, cabin, guest house, three-stall stable, woodworking shop and 6 car garage.
Cardinal Rest – 201 Cardinal Lane // Nellysford, Virginia // Contact: Ann Hay Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 202.297.0228
The details: 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 15,000 square feet, 10.5 acres
What we love: Mountain views abound in this stunning Blue Ridge retreat set on 10 acres of picturesque land. Custom finishes can be seen throughout, including a show stopping stone fireplace in the great room. A wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, and full banquet space make this home the perfect residence for those that love to entertain.
9071 Maple Lawn Lane // Rapidan, Virginia // Contact: Cathy Marco, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 540.229.3031
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 4,360 square feet, 13.53 acres
What we love: Significant renovations and updates to this historic manor house built in c.1799 has brought it up to modern times. In addition to the lovely home, the property includes a guest house, storage building, detached office, pool, tennis court and three-car garage. With gracious lawns and garden spaces, this home epitomizes the elegance of country living in Virginia.
0 Springdale Drive // Keswick, Virginia // Contact: Frank Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134
The details: 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1,514 square feet, 60 acres
What we love: An equestrian paradise, this 60 acre property features an exceptional barn, farmhouse and 19 paddocks. Mountain views and gently rolling hills, set in highly desired Keswick, will make you feel miles away from city-living while being only a short drive from Charlottesville conveniences.
3470 Old Lynchburg Road // North Garden, Virginia // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 8,164 square feet, 52.72 acres
What we love: Built in 1800, this historic property was once a Civil War general store. Renovated in 1996, the home now offers modern comfort, classic style, and the privacy of over 52 acres. The interior features antique beams and vaulted ceilings, five stone fireplaces, beautiful moldings, and historic details. The exterior and outdoor spaces include large porches, a bluestone courtyard, a private hot tub and sauna, and a nearby stream. Also found on the property are a guest house built as a music studio and a flexible indoor tennis facility/gym space, which could be utilized a number of ways.
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