Emerald Hills

Charlottesville, VA

Auction Date & Time

Saturday June 16, 2018 at 4:00PM ET

Registered bidders only. Contact Platinum to obtain registration information.

Property Specs

5 BD / 6 BA / 2 HA BA

+/-15,500 sq. ft. (main residence)
+/-4,700 sq. ft. (carriage house)
+/-5,800 sq. ft. (tractor & implement barns)
+/-2,300 sq. ft. (cabin)
+/- 950 sq. ft. (garden house)

Built: 2000

Lot Size: +/- 112 acres

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The Property

REPRODUCTION COST OF $20 MILLION. NOW SELLING AT OR ABOVE ONLY $5 MILLION! Built over the course of four years, Emerald Hills is situated on 112 acres just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. Overlooking hardwood forests, a private lake, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this estate is a stunning example of Neoclassical architecture in the style of Jefferson’s Monticello, which is just 15 minutes south of the Property. The layout of the home, with its main structure connected to northern and southern dependencies by a series of curved hyphens, was modeled on another American President’s residence: Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington. Interior details from the current White House have been reproduced through the home, and include touches in the dining room and the western colonnade, which mimics the south facade of the White House overlooking the Rose Garden.

At the end of a mile-long private drive accessed via a stately wrought-iron gate, the Property welcomes with a two-story portico supported by Ionic columns. Lush, manicured grounds surround the estate, and include 1,000 dogwoods, redbuds and crape myrtle trees in addition to formal gardens, fountains and a 100-ft long soapstone reflecting pool. A lake, two ponds, a stream, and several brooks with springs are also on the Property. Set apart from the manicured grounds is a vegetable garden modeled on Thomas Jefferson’s with four 100-ft x 8-ft raised beds connected by Shenandoah brownstone walkways, and a home orchard of more than 100 trees (including peach, cherry, nectarine, plum and apple) complements the savory plantings.

In addition to the main residence, the Property has several outbuildings: a Carriage House (with 2,000 sf of living space and 2,700 sf devoted to housing up to 10 vehicles), Garden House, and a log cabin add additional living space from which to relax and enjoy the grace and charm of Emerald Hills.

More information on this exceptional luxury auction® opportunity is available in the online Document Portal.

Note: Additional properties/acreage also available. Inquire for details.

The Community

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Named after the British Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Charlottesville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Combined with the county of Albemarle for statistical purposes, the population is approximately 150,000, and those residents enjoy recreational, historical and cultural attractions that belie the relatively small size of the city itself. Nearby Shenandoah National Park, with its rolling mountains and hiking trails, is only one of the local places from which to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains – scenic drives, perennial streams, and waterfalls up to 93 feet high make this portion of central Virginia a uniquely beautiful place to live.

Charlottesville was home to two Presidents, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, who lived in the city and traveled to the capital of Richmond during their tenures as Governors of Virginia. Jefferson left his mark on the country not just through service, but also through the creation of the University of Virginia (one of the original “public Ivies”) and the construction of Monticello, his estate just three miles south of Charlottesville. In addition to these two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, “C-Ville” – as it is affectionately called – has seven breweries in its vicinity, and wine tours, hot air ballooning and an indie music scene that launched the Dave Matthews Band provide entertainment to residents year-round.

The Location

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA. Created in 1744 from the western portion of Goochland County, Albemarle County was subdivided in 1761 and 1777 to form separate counties around the independent city of Charlottesville (which, due to a local law, is legally and politically independent of any county). With the south fork of the Rivanna river, a tributary of the James, providing transportation between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, Albemarle County became a commercial hub housing businesses like the Union Mills and Charlottesville Woolen Mills that used the river to transport goods to Richmond and beyond.

Now, the formerly industrial riverfront is home to the Rivanna Trail, a 20-mile greenbelt that circles the city of Charlottesville, and local jobs have transitioned from manufacturing to higher education, healthcare and national defense. Top employers in the county include the University of Virginia, the County of Albemarle, Sentara Healthcare, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance and the Department of Defense – in fact, 36% of workers in the county are employed by the government on the federal, state or local level.

Property listed and offered for sale by McLean Faulconer (Lic#0226013043). Listing Agent Steve McLean (Lic#0225108243). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a licensed Virginia Auctioneer Firm (Lic#2908000957) and registered Foreign Limited Liability Company with the state of Virginia (ID# T059020-0) performing auction-marketing services as part of this transaction. Real estate brokerage services not performed where prohibited. 


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