Country Living in Orange County, Virginia
Frank Hardy recently sold Mountain Glen, a $1.25 million dollar property located in the Rapidan area of Orange County, Virginia. The 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4,300 square foot single-family home dates back to 1895, and it is situated on 225 acres of land boasting beautiful, majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Orange County is located in Virginia’s north-central Piedmont region – a rustic and gorgeous landscape with unparalleled mountain views. Not only is it visually stunning, it is also full of history, dating back to the mid-eighteenth century when it was named for William IV, Prince of Orange. Still standing is St. Thomas Episcopal Church, which was built in 1833 and was once frequented by General Robert. E. Lee. Orange was also the site of multiple Civil War battles, including the first encounter between General Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant in 1864. Orange County includes a total of 32 historic landmarks, including the one-time homes of Presidents James Madison and Zachary Taylor.
The past of Orange County is only rivaled by its present. The county is now home to three award-winning wineries: Horton Vineyards, Reynard Florence Vineyard, and Barboursville Vineyards, and a plethora of annual festivals also take place in the area. From September’s Orange Street Festival to the Historic Garden Week (in its 80th year!), there is much to be experienced.
While Mountain Glen is off the market, Frank Hardy has many other luxury offerings in the Orange County, Virginia area. Hamilton Farm is a custom-built equestrian estate in Somerset, only one mile from James Madison’s historic home. Monteith in Gordonsville is a eye-catching manor house, originally build in 1844. It sits on 54 acres of land and is ideal for horses. Contact Frank Hardy for further information on these properties, as well as many more.