In the desirable Sunset Terrace neighborhood, this delightful five-bedroom farmhouse-inspired home has been impeccably designed and outfitted for contemporary living, offering a study, a generous wine room, a game room, a sunroom, a finished garage with an apartment, a Control4 audiovisual system, and abundant storage. Beneath a striking beamed ceiling, the roomy kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a dual-oven Wolf range with six burners and a griddle, a wet bar, an island, and a breakfast area that flows to the inviting family room.
This West Village townhouse is a wonderful urban retreat accompanied by some 1,400 square feet of outdoor living space. An elevator affords access to all six light-filled floors, which feature five bedrooms, six full and four half baths, a parlor with a fireplace, an additional living room with a wet bar, a sauna, a workout room, a wine cellar, and a penthouse sunroom flanked by terraces. The warm, welcoming kitchen is clad in American black walnut and Botticino Fiorito marble and boasts top-tier appliances.
Mediterranean inspiration pervades this magnificent modern villa. The heart of the home, the spacious skylit kitchen includes an oversized island, superior-caliber appliances, an adjoining family room, and access to a covered patio, an outdoor kitchen, and the home’s lovely mosaic-tiled pool and spa. A formal living and dining rooms; an office; an owner’s suite with a fireplace, a walk-in closet, and a balcony; three guest suites—one serving as a game room; a theater; and a gym with a sauna complete the compelling picture.
Exemplifying relaxed elegance, this stunning five-bedroom residence is located on 20 gated acres in Montecito. Colorful new landscaping, Lutron smart lighting, five bedroom suites, and a media room with vaulted ceilings, blackout shades, and a wide screen are among the highlights. A cook’s kitchen with an oversized island, classical cabinetry, and integrated appliances overlooks the great room and benefits from its sweeping ocean vistas. Pocket doors lead to the infinity-edge pool, hot tub, alfresco grilling area, and bocce court.
On 1.23 acres at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in midcountry Greenwich, this wonderful 4,508-square-foot home offers formal living and dining rooms, a welcoming family room, an owner’s suite with an office, four guest suites, and an expansive flagstone terrace with a fireplace and a built-in grill—all giving way to a sweeping lawn and a pool. Cheerful and bright, the cook’s kitchen features classic cabinetry, elegant marble, exceptional appliances, wine storage space, counter seating for a crowd, and an inviting breakfast area.
It’s no secret that the real estate market has been hot recently, and as we head into spring, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Here, we’ve rounded up plenty of tempting options, from an elegant horse farm steeped in history, to a 400-acre oasis so breathtaking you will swear you’ve been transported to the French countryside. Read on for our favorite Scouted properties this month.
Piedmont Farm – 61 Deerfield Lane // Sperryville, VA // Contact: Sharon Nicholson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 804.929.7867 The details: 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, 6,370 square feet, 400 acres What we love: Piedmont Farm epitomizes luxury in the Virginia countryside. Situated on 400 acres of impeccably maintained land, the estate includes a grand French Provincial main house, four auxiliary residences and professionally-managed working farm. The main manor house features breathtaking details including hand-crafted moldings, custom built-ins throughout, wood-plank flooring, rustic-timber beams and a dramatic stone fireplace.
White Hart – 5785 Stony Point Road // Barboursville, VA // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439 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.
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: Nestled in an enchanting enclave, this beautiful property 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 well-appointed main house sits a charming carriage house, barn, sizable apartment and 6-car garage.
Oak Hill – 17490 James Madison Highway // Gordonsville, VA // Contact: Katherine Leddington & Rob Nelson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 646.593.0333 or 434.409.7443 The details: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2,722 square feet, 160 acres What we love: A storied estate set in the picturesque Virginia countryside, Oak Hill is conveniently located between the towns of Gordonsville and Orange and a short drive to Charlottesville. Once owned by the father of President James Madison, the rich history of this home is exemplified by its exquisite original floors and woodwork, reminiscent of the late eighteenth century in which the original residence was built. Calling all equestrians, this horse farm is comprised of 1 show barn, 2 working barns and a sizable riding arena.
0 Old Green Mountain Road // Schuyler, VA // Contact: Murdoch Matheson, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.981.7439 The details: 800+ acres What we love: Extraordinary opportunity to buy just over 800-acres in southern Albemarle county and over 400-acres in valuable timber. Peaceful and private, this land has great potential as a nature retreat, hunting preserve, location for a camp or compound or secluded homesite. The vast 800-acres is unspoiled with over 1.5 miles of road frontage on Old Green Mountain Road. Harris Creek traverses the center of the property for over two miles with several offshoots of seasonal water.
Marrach – 862 Stevens Road // Troutville, VA // Contact: Conor Murray, Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty, 434.964.7100 The details: 3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 partial bathrooms, 7,963 square feet, 46.73 acres What we love: This stunning French Chateau-style, custom-built home sits on 46+ acres of pastoral countryside. With an expansive stone patio overlooking a five acre pond and 180 degrees unobstructed views, the home features a beautiful copper roof, reclaimed timber beams, a gourmet kitchen, and wet bar.
In the historic town of The Plains, Virginia, the ideals of country living are in full effect.
Set on over 10 acres on an idyllic wooded setting in the heart of Virginia’s esteemed horse and wine country, this stunning contemporary home provides the ideal opportunity for those seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of city center.
Offering a serene, private setting, this extraordinary property offers a natural setting and modern architectural details that evoke the ideals of the natural environment, including a discreet stonewall entrance, mature growth trees, and crisp limestone walkways.
Entering the home, the interior offers privacy and timeliness elegance.
Replete with skylights, glass doors, an open floor plan, and cathedral ceilings, the home is designed to showcase beautiful abundant light throughout the day and the orange blaze of dusk for evening cocktails and intimate gatherings at nightfall.
Opening to the outdoors on the lower level are two spacious guest rooms, a professionally-equipped gym, and a first-class wine cellar for the connoisseur at heart.
6298 Rock Hill Road, The Plains, Virginia is presented by Ron Mangas Jr. of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
The custom New Jersey estate of rocker Jon Bon Jovi is back on the market this winter, with a relist that officially puts a number on the listing. The house first hit the open market last February, when it listed at an undisclosed price. In 2021, it is priced at $20 million on the nose.
Bon Jovi commissioned Robert A.M. Stern to design the house, giving it an esteemed lineage that belies its 1999 vintage. Stern would go on to design some of the most beautiful residential buildings in Manhattan to be completed in this century, including 70 Vestry, and 220 Central Park South, where Ken Griffin raised eyebrows when he dropped nearly $250 million on the building’s 24,000 sq. ft. crown jewel of a penthouse.
The Bon Jovi mansion—which has been titled High Point—is located on a tidal river, and inside Shrewsbury Township. Its façade is distinguished by a massive neoclassical portico, a forceful brand of manor-house symmetry, and limestone walls.
Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock has finally seen her Tybee Island retreat into the Georgia sunset. It’s been a long road to a closing—the compound made up of two beach houses first entered the market as a rental back in the winter of 2017, then as a for-sale listing about two years later.
The listing’s initial ask of $6.5 million for the main house was gradually whittled down to $3.1 million prior to the final sale price. The smaller guesthouse fetches another $1.1 million.
The waterfront property is something of an expression of the area’s cosmopolitan seafaring history, with clapboard, a rail-like gallery balustrade, and a crow’s nest among the details of the home and its companion cottage. The design sensibility of the 3,360 square-footer reaches back to the 1920s, with an airy beach cottage feel via screen porches, plentiful glass, brick accents, and clerestories in the double-height great room.
Last summer, Twilight star Kristen Stewart listed her gem of a midcentury modern in Malibu for sale for $9.5 million. A marvelous character of a house, the flat-roofed residence features a façade dominated by glass panes, and an interior with original figured maple cabinetry, frosted glass walls, and a series of brightly-lit bedrooms.
Public records do not indicate that the home found a buyer, but that didn’t stop Stewart from soldiering on to horizons new. This month, the young actress closed on another detailed period piece. This time, the style is Mediterranean Revival, and the location is Los Feliz.
The house went up in 1927, and from the start it offers much to occupy the eye. The arched and recessed entry features a groin-vault roof—an unusual flourish—as well as a tile floor, and a front door that’s likely original to the build. Inside the home, the living spaces all have their stories to tell. The tiled foyer reveals a set of steps descending to the living room, which, in turn, features a fireplace with a tile surround and hearth step, exposed timber, and oak plank that’s definitely original—it shows a patina of age that simply cannot be engineered as effect.
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Unique opportunity to obtain a private 34-acre building site in the Southwest Mountain Range in Keswick, Virginia.
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