ON THE MARKET: Charlottesville February 2021 Real Estate Listings

The Scout Guide | Charlottesville
Arcourt - 4969 Barn Field Drive, Keswick, Virginia.
Arcourt – 4969 Barn Field Drive, Keswick, Virginia.

In this month’s roundup we have a number of sprawling estates featuring stunning Virginia countryside views, as well as a few sought-after lots, ready for your ideal abode to be built on.

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White Hart – 5785 Stony Point Road // Barboursville, VA // Contact: Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 8,146 square feet, 353 acres
What we love: Tucked into the countryside of Northern Albemarle County, this charming English Country Manor is set on 353 acres of rolling pastures, woods, ponds and mountain views. If the outside wasn’t impressive enough, the warm interior offers a gourmet kitchen, custom library and plenty of space for entertaining.

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526 North 1st St. // Charlottesville, VA // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 3,971 square feet, 0.26 acres
What we love: Located four blocks off the downtown mall, this stately 1890’s Victorian allows for an easy walk to many wonderful shops and restaurants. A fully renovated property, this home is on a double lot that also features a guest house, and plenty of outdoor space to gather. The chef’s kitchen, granite countertops and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances will impress even the most discerning of home chefs.

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Hightop Drive // North Garden, VA // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 284.50 acres
What we love: This large piece of land, adjoining Bundoran Farm, is conveniently located 15 miles southwest of Downtown Charlottesville. Two building sites have already been designated on this property, creating the perfect opportunity to build a dream home (or two).

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Arcourt – 4969 Barn Field Drive // Keswick, VA // Contact: Conor Murray, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.964.7100
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 9,133 square feet, 22.41 acres
What we love: An enchanting enclave that offers a peaceful escape in prestigious Keswick Hunt Country. The home’s unique design, soaring ceilings and quarried natural stone walls, transport you to an elegant European Estate. Beyond the beautifully appointed main house sits a charming carriage house, barn, sizable apartment and 6-car garage.

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11 Grassy Ridge Drive // Wintergreen, VA // Contact: Conor Murray, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.964.7100
The details: 406 acres
What we love: Unobstructed mountain views abound with this impressive land parcel, large enough to house 100 single family lots. Located in the family-friendly Wintergreen Resort, future residents would have access to all the amenities this four-season mountain-top destination has so offer.

A Stunning Penthouse Condominium in Washington, D.C.

3150 South Street NW #PH2C & 1M, Washington, D.C. presented by Mark C. Lowham and Matt McCormick, and Ritzert-Weiss Partners of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Your home is more than a building or an address. It’s where you experience life, connection, and growth.

And in the Nation’s Capital, luxury living reaches new heights at The Ritz-Carlton Residences.

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3150 South Street NW #PH2C & 1M, Washington, D.C. presented by Mark C. Lowham and Matt McCormick, and Ritzert-Weiss Partners of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

With stunning waterfront views of the Potomac River, this exquisite penthouse residence at The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Washington, D.C.’s tony Georgetown neighborhood offers a curated experience for the most discerning tastes.

The former estate of noted philanthropist and businesswoman Michelle Smith, this iconic penthouse residence extends across two distinct units and are appointed with the finest design details and luxury amenities, including dramatic French Limestone moldings, solid rosewood doors, and sterling silver casings.

Learn more about 3150 South Street NW #PH2C & 1M, Washington, D.C. presented by Mark C. Lowham and Matt McCormick, and Ritzert-Weiss Partners of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty »

3150 South Street NW #PH2C & 1M, Washington, D.C. presented by Mark C. Lowham and Matt McCormick, and Ritzert-Weiss Partners of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Spanning nearly 6,500 square feet of interior living space, this spacious residence is ideal for at-home entertaining, including an expansive rooftop terrace that features stunning views of the Washington Monument and unobstructed views of the Kennedy Center.

For luxurious evenings at home, a gracious primary suite includes a private sitting area, terrace, and spacious dressing room replete with spa bath and imported Namibian marble.

Presented by Mark C. LowhamMatt McCormick, and Ritzert-Weiss Partners of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

A Grand French Provincial Manor Estate: Piedmont Farm

61 Deerfield Lane, Sperryville, VA

Introducing Piedmont Farm – a remarkable Virginia escape featuring rolling Rappahannock farm land surrounded by a 360 degree mountain view!

This exquisite estate is comprised of a grand French Provincial manor house, two 18th century restored log cabin guesthouses, a farm manager’s house, a caretaker’s cottage, six-bay garage with additional storage, barn, stables and modern cattle production facility.

The 5-bedroom, 5 bathroom, 6,300+ square-foot manor house sits comfortably on this magical 400-acre property.

The main house overlooks a beautiful spring fed pond on one side with a pool on the other.

The property is replete with wooded mountain trails for horses or ATVs, fenced fields, streams and enjoys frontage on the Hazel River.

This is an unrivaled opportunity adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park and nearby the town of Sperryville, Virginia.

Listed by Frank Hardy | Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Land

0 Stony Point Pass, Kewsick, VA

Unique opportunity to obtain a private 34-acre building site in the Southwest Mountain Range in Keswick, Virginia.

1. Land is scarce

This may seem like an obvious reason, however, it is an important one! Empty lands are only becoming more and more limited as time goes on. Being a land owner is being an owner of something that is finite, so take advantage of this.

2. Cheaper expenses

Investing in land is great for those who are looking for the lowest maintenance possible. Owning vacant land has the lowest expenses in real estate investments. Avoid utilities, pay fewer taxes and fewer mortgages considering that you purchased an empty piece of land!

3. Build your dream home

Location, location, location. Instead of searching for the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood, why not build you dream home on a property you love? This is a larger undertaking, of course, but for those looking to make a home truly theirs, this is a great solution.

4. Versatility

Land can be used for a variety of options that will suit anyone’s needs and ambitions, whether it be for building a home or commercial building, farming, or livestock. You can typically rent, sell or even develop the land depending on your financial expectations and ability.

5. No depreciation

Vacant land can’t have a depreciation value because it cannot be destroyed, moved or affected negatively under any circumstances, natural or unnatural. So when investing in land, an investor is able to rely solely on appreciation, worst-case scenario!


Stony Point Pass is listed by Murdoch Matheson.

Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty

ON THE MARKET: Charlottesville January 2021 Real Estate Listings

Green Plains - 1599 Chapel Neck Road North, Virginia
Green Plains – 1599 Chapel Neck Road North, Virginia

In our first real estate roundup of the year, all of our offerings have a common theme: space. Whether it be a bucolic build site in Keswick, ready to be made your own, or a stately countryside home set in the rolling hills of Barborsville, we are loving the idea of finding more space to breathe and make our own as we settle into 2021.

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871 Club Drive // Keswick, VA // Contact: Yates McCallum, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 415.994.2464
The details: 3 acres
What we love: This wooded lot, located only minutes from Downtown Charlottesville and Keswick Hall, provides an unparalleled site for your dream home. If you are looking for space and tranquility, this picturesque property could be it for you. A bonus for golf-lovers, this build-site fronts the 2nd Fairway of Pete Dye golf course in Keswick Estate.

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0 Stony Point Pass // Keswick, VA // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 34 acres
What we love: 34 acres of pastoral beauty and privacy offered in the much sought-after Keswick community. This expansive land parcel is the ideal site to build your forever home or weekend country retreat.

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Green Plains – 1599 Chapel Neck Road // North, VA // Contact: Frank Hardy, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134
The details: 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 9,904 square feet, 617 acres
What we love: This storied property sits on over 2 miles of serene Chesapeake Bay coastline. The main home is an elegant Georgian-style brick estate, with stunning views throughout. Also located on the property are 3 equestrian barns, 5 Cape Cod-style cottages, a pier, pool house and in-ground swimming pool.

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White Hart – 5785 Stony Point Road // Barboursville, VA // Contact: Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.296.0134
The details: 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 partial bathrooms, 8,146 square feet, 353 acres
What we love: Tucked into the countryside of Northern Albemarle County, this charming English Country Manor is set on 353 acres of rolling pastures, woods, ponds and mountain views. If the outside wasn’t impressive enough, the warm interior offers a gourmet kitchen, a custom library and plenty of space for entertaining.

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Gardner Farm – 792 Old Mountain Road // Mineral, VA // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439
The details: 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 partial bathroom, 1,296 square feet, 1,563 acres
What we love: This expansive piece of land is the perfect quiet escape from the city. With miles of trails, access to the South Anna River, 4 ponds, and a 30-acre lake, this property is an incredibly rare find. While the land is already home to a colonial-style house and equipment shop, there are numerous other potential building sites to offer endless possibilities to create your own sanctuary.

Significant Sales | 2020 Highlights – Sotheby’s International Realty

From the sale of the highest-priced home in the history of Vail, Colorado, to that of an architectural masterpiece in Las Lomas, Mexico, highlighted here are 10 Significant Sales from 2020 represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network.

Vail, Colorado

Sold for $57,250,000 | Tye Stockton, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

East Hampton, New York

Sold for $45,000,000 | Frank Newbold and Valerie Smith, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

McLean, Virginia

Sold for $45,000,000 | Russell Firestone and Mark Lowham, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty 

East Flanders, Belgium

Sold for €18,000,000 | Talia Werner, Belgium Sotheby’s International Realty 

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Sold for $38,00,000 | Lexi Cerretti, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty 

New York, New York

Sold for $35,140,000 | Stan Ponte, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

Sydney, South Australia

Sold for $24,600,000 AUD | Michael Pallier, Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

Montecito, California

Sold for $32,250,000 | Dusty BakerEric Lavey, and Michael Dreyfus, Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Aspen, Colorado

Sold for $32,00,00 | Craig Morris, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Las Lomas, Mexico

Sold for $4,750,000 | Jessica Potts and Laura de la Torre, Mexico Sotheby’s International Realty 

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Global Getaways: Luxury Rental Market Spotlight On Italy

We recently explored why a luxury rental might be your next real estate investment; now let’s take a closer look at a country with a thriving luxury rental market and hear directly from our local area experts there.

Italy

Italy is a mix of culture, diverse landscapes, history, cities and places that have no equal in any country in the world. Renting a Villa in one of the most beautiful locations in Italy does not only mean staying in a beautiful property, but it is also the context in which they are located that makes spending a holiday or a long rental in Italy so special. From the north to the south, including the big and tiny islands, Italy has many different destinations to offer, each of them considered unique of its kind. We are joined by Lodovico Pignatti Morano, who along with his brother Clemente, are the managing partners of Italy Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR): What are the benefits of owning a rental property in your country?

Lodovico Pignatti Morano (LPM): The benefits are actually many. [Rental] owners have the opportunity to stay at and rent these amazing properties, so that they are not only a wonderful place to enjoy a vacation, but also an important source of income that allows them to maintain the villas at high-quality standards, along with an effective gain in terms of liquidity, but that is not all. Keeping the properties in such excellent condition maintains their value over time and increases the profit linked to the villas and any future sales.

SIRWhat trends are you seeing in your rental market?

LPM: Due to the global pandemic, the requests from international clients have decreased –– as we expected –– but many villas have nevertheless been rented by Italian customers.This means that when the quality [of the rental] is high, the investment always pays off. In fact, the demand for a short / medium term rentals have seen an exponential increase compared to the same period of 2019. This year, Italian customers make up nearly 85% [of renters], but there are also a few international clients: mostly Dutch, Swiss and Americans, all united by their keen interest in Italy.

SIR: How does the rental market drive business for your company? 

LPM: The business of luxury rentals is not only linked to the possibility of earnings; many potential customers can evaluate the homes before buying them or making an offer [by renting first], and the market trend for the future is growing. We have really good expectations for 2021, as we are receiving a lot of requests for next year. There will probably be a slowdown, but after that they will rise again, as they did this year. Luxury rentals and the commercial network around it have an increasingly important value.

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For Your Dream Estate: An Albemarle County Mansion

2408 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville, VA

This dream estate in the heart of Albemarle County is on the market for the first time! A 12,000+sf transitional style mansion seamlessly blends a traditional design with a contemporary feel. 

A serene sanctuary set on 21 acres of land, this estate is perfectly private. Enjoy the feeling of being completely protected, fronting on the Hardware River.

Immaculately landscaped, the grounds include a relaxing waterfall, dipping pool, raised garden beds, and a play ground. 

This property is surrounded by luxurious amenities. You’ll adore its unique sauna room, wine cellar, dog grooming room, and spacious home gym.

To call the interior inviting would be an understatement. Between the natural light that engulfs every room, to the unmatched craftsmanship, to its dreamy bath experience, this home’s creators spared no expense in perfecting every detail.

In addition to the main residence, this marvelous property features a roomy guesthouse, spacious barn and greenhouse. Here, your living, leisure, and entertaining opportunities are endless.

Listed by Ann Hay Hardy (202) 297-0228

Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty

For Your Dream Estate: An Albemarle County Mansion

2408 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville, VA

This dream estate in the heart of Albemarle County is on the market for the first time! A 12,000+sf transitional style mansion seamlessly blends a traditional design with a contemporary feel. 

A serene sanctuary set on 21 acres of land, this estate is perfectly private. Enjoy the feeling of being completely protected, fronting on the Hardware River.

Immaculately landscaped, the grounds include a relaxing waterfall, dipping pool, raised garden beds, and a play ground. 

This property is surrounded by luxurious amenities. You’ll adore its unique sauna room, wine cellar, dog grooming room, and spacious home gym.

To call the interior inviting would be an understatement. Between the natural light that engulfs every room, to the unmatched craftsmanship, to its dreamy bath experience, this home’s creators spared no expense in perfecting every detail.

In addition to the main residence, this marvelous property features a roomy guesthouse, spacious barn and greenhouse. Here, your living, leisure, and entertaining opportunities are endless.

Listed by Ann Hay Hardy (202) 297-0228

Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty

For Your Modern Classic: A Sophisticated Contemporary Residence in McLean, Virginia

1139 Crest Lane, McLean, VA
Presented by Wetherly Barker Hemeon of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Your home is more than a building or an address. It’s where you experience life, connection, and growth.

And in McLean, Virginia, access to the world-class cultural amenities of Washington, D.C. and the natural beauty of nearby parks and recreation in Great Falls, Virginia are within reach.

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Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River in McLean, Virginia, this extraordinary contemporary residence inspires at every turn.

Built in 2017, this exquisite property offers the very finest in modern finishes, while delivering world-class water views and natural surroundings.

Learn more about 1139 Crest Lane, McLean, Virginia »

Inside, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms and a stunning rooftop terrace deliver an ideal environment for at-home entertaining.

Outside, multi-tiered decks, an infinity pool, and dramatic 180-degree river views offer a rare and enviable opportunity to experience the great outdoors at a moment’s notice.

1139 Crest Lane, McLean, Virginia is presented by Wetherly Barker Hemeon of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.


TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.