Historic Homes in Charlottesville, VA
Published Friday, March 8, 2013 Updated on Friday, March 8, 2013

Historic Homes in Charlottesville, VA

Throughout the state of Virginia there are a number of historic homes that date back to the 17th century. Walking through these estates is like slipping into the century that they were built it. The past becomes so easily entwined with the present that it is nearly impossible to not get swept up in nostalgia and strong urges to watch Gone with the Wind. In one particular area of Virginia, Charlottesville has become renown for having homes that embody some of the best architectural examples of Greek Revival and Georgian styles. A number of these exquisite homes have recently been up for sale and some are still on the market. 

A couple of these fine, historic homes include Seven Oaks, which was built around 1847 amid a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountain. Seven Oaks is a farm that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark. The farm is modeled on the Colonial Revival style and is nestled on a 100-acre property, which includes a vineyard, pool house with a vanishing-edge pool, four tenant house, studio, gym, and stables. For families, there are three nearby schools: Brownsville Elementary School, Henley Middle School, and Western Albemarle High School. 

Another incredible historic gem is Windsor Hall. Built in 1848, Windsor Hall is a part of the Southwest Mountain Historic District and is modeled after the Classic Greek Revival-style architecture with a brick exterior, wrap around veranda, and high ceilings. The 75-acre property includes a 12-stall barn, cottage, swimming pool, riding ring, and paddock fencing. Familes interested in the property will be comforted to know that there are three nearby schools: Stone-Robinson Elementary School, Burley Middle School, and Monticello High School.
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