5 BD / 6 BA / 2 HA BA
+/- 950 sf
Lot Size: +/- 112 acres
Marketed @ $20 Million
MARKETED @ $20 MILLION (Request the Case Study). Built over the course of four years – and with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and exacting detail – Emerald Hills is situated on 112 gently rolling acres in Charlottesville, Virginia. Overlooking hardwood forests, a private lake, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this estate is a stunning example of Neoclassical architecture, with design influences from iconic American structures such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (which is located just 15 minutes south of the Property), George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Carter’s Grove and even the White House.
The layout of the primary residence, with its main structure connected to northern and southern dependencies by a series of curved hyphens, is closely modeled on Mount Vernon. Interior details from the current White House have been reproduced through the home, including aspects of the dining room and the western colonnade, the latter of which mimics the south facade of the White House, overlooking the Rose Garden.
With a stately and gently winding paved entry, the Property welcomes guests 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 reflecting pool. A private lake, two ponds, a stream, and several brooks with springs are also located on the Property grounds. Set apart from the manicured grounds is a vegetable garden modeled on that of Thomas Jefferson, with four, 100-ft x 8-ft raised beds connected by Shenandoah brownstone walkway. There is also a home orchard of more than 100 trees (including peach, cherry, nectarine, plum and apple) complementing the savory plantings.
The Property is also sub-dividable, with up to 25 division rights (when including all parcels). It also offers the opportunity for a substantial agricultural tax abatement, which has yet to be applied by the current owner (inquire for details).
Within the main estate, three living levels offer approx. 15,000 sf of interior space, with a total of 5 bedrooms, 6 full and two half baths. All bedrooms are ample in size, and feature en-suite baths. Prominent features include a magnificent foyer with dual staircases, stately salon with lofted ceilings, gourmet kitchen, his-and-her offices, a private study, and a lower-level entertainment lounge offering a pub, billiards area,
wine cellar, theater and sauna. In the event of severe weather, the residence can be powered by a 125kW Caterpillar generator, which is housed in a “bunker” carved discretely into the grounds.
In addition to the main residence, the Property includes several outbuildings: a carriage house (with 2,000 sf of living space and 2,700 sf devoted to housing up to 10 trophy vehicles), flower house, log cabin and large-equipment barn with staff apartment.
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Note: In addition to the 112-acre, 4-parcel assemblage previously offered for luxury auction® sale, an additional five (5) parcels – totaling nearly 36 acres and including two (2) single-family homes – are available as part of private treaty negotiations. Inquire for details.
Property listed and offered for sale by McLean Faulconer (Lic#0226012359). Listing Agent Steve McLean (Lic#0225073285). 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. Bid calling by licensed VA Auctioneer Bob R. Melvin (Lic#2907002527).
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