Charlottesville Historic Homes For Sale

One of the State’s finest examples of Classical Revival/Neoclassical architecture, sited on 716-acres of rolling, highly productive crop land and pasture land with nearly 1.5 miles of frontage on the Rapidan River. The home is instantly recognizable with its 4 massive Doric columns and “M” shaped copper roof.  Built in 1854, the well-proportioned residence with 11+ foot ceilings was meticulously restored by high-end contractor, Alexander Nicholson, to its present condition. The restoration kept the original doors, mantels, woodwork, and most of the heart pine floors intact. Listed on the National Register and VA Landmarks Register.  The Rapidan River and its lowlands offer endless recreation including canoeing/kayaking, fishing and some of the area’s best duck hunting (enhanced by duck impoundment pond).  Additional improvements include a restored, period summer kitchen/office, guest cottage, conservatory, pool and pool house, stables, managers cottage and farm infrastructure. $6,995,000 Active


5 Beds 3.5 Baths 10,273 SqFt 716.520 Acres

This expansive estate, tailored for the Virginia Sportsman, unfolds across 539 acres of landscapes, featuring a mix of wooded areas, open pastures, and multiple ponds. Meticulously preserved through the centuries, the Georgian-style manor home from the 1830s and 1840s stands as an exemplary testament to the craftsmanship of bygone eras, showcasing enduring care and attention to detail.  Complementing the estate are accessory buildings, including a pool and pool house with a library and guest accommodations. A carriage house/garage with a two-bedroom apartment, a guest house at the rear entrance of the farm which serves as a farm manager's residence, and a cabin overlooking the pond.  Additionally, a variety of barns, garages, and other supporting structures contribute to the property's versatility. The potential for an events venue caters to those who wish to entertain, while the 500-yard rifle range appeals to those who wish to hone their marksmanship.   Conveniently located just 15 miles north of Charlottesville, this estate offers a serene retreat in the heart of rural Virginia, making it an ideal haven for the discerning Virginia Sportsman. $5,995,000 Active


3 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,344 SqFt 539 Acres

“High Acre Farm” First offering in over 50 years. Prime location in Fauquier County between Middleburg and The Plains in the heart of Orange County Hunt territory. Elegant main residence is a brick Georgian style, circa 1909 designed by New York architect Julius Gregory. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 7 fireplaces, wood floors throughout, high ceilings, 2 balconies off primary bedroom, classic family room with stone floor and pickled pine paneling. Entire home has gorgeous millwork and detailed finishes. Tree lined approach, extensive stone walls and notable terraced garden. 263.47 acres of rolling and elevated land with magnificent views. Property is a mix of open pasture , mature woods, and two spring fed ponds. Additional improvements include the manager's house and 2 tenant houses. Multiple outbuildings include machine shed, long barn and dairy complex with many possibilities and old kennels, small barn. More land may be available. Property is in Conservation Easement. May not be subdivided. Sold in “As Is” Condition. $5,850,000 Active


4 Beds 5 Baths 4,950 SqFt 263.470 Acres

*3D TOUR & VIDEO AVAILABLE* Welcome to your dream home, Rockingham Farm, an exquisite 166 +/- acre Georgian Colonial Revival estate located amidst quiet, preserved farmland in Fauquier County. Rockingham is just ten minutes from Route 66, twenty minutes to Wegman's to the east, and thirty minutes to Michelin-starred gourmet dining and the Shenandoah National Park to the west. Driving up the country lane, the romantic mature landscaping unfolds, revealing the light-filled, stately Manor House, full of Old World detail, with commanding views of a lovely reflecting pond, verdant hillsides, and bold streams. The stunning six acre reservoir on the north end of the property provides rich habitats for wildlife and waterfowl, creating a sportsman's or birder's paradise. Approaching the Manor House, you are greeted by the grandeur of the solid copper hip roof above the stately façade. Rockingham's rich history runs from its circa 1740 humble beginnings as a two-story, stucco-covered log cabin through to its current footprint as a four-story masterpiece finished circa 1920. Wide, gracious hallways open to high ceilings and rooms suffused in natural light. Hardwood floors guide you through each exquisitely appointed space bounded by tall mo $5,250,000 Active


6 Beds 7 Baths 6,090 SqFt 166.830 Acres

Greenfields is an historic Southern Albemarle hunting & farming estate ideally suited to outdoor enthusiasts incl' equestrians, wing shooters (turkey, dove, ducks, released quail), deer hunters & anyone who might want to take advantage of the fertile croplands.  The centerpiece of this storied property is a c.1905 manor home offering 12ft ceilings, incredible woodwork, massive windows, endless fireplaces & also modern luxuries incl' his & per primary suite bathrooms & an expansive, modern kitchen.  There are 3 modern, 1 bedroom aprtmnts in excellent cond. for guests or staff.  In an area of noted farms & estates 25 mins from Charlottesville. Along Ballenger Creek sits the remains of Boiling Springs Grist Mill (photos in slide show), constructed in 1780 to grind local landowners' corn & whole wheat w/ millstones imported from Italy. During the Civil War Sherman's troops intended to burn the mill down however then owner WH 'Buck' Langhorne's slave Peter Jefferson poignantly & successfully pleaded that it be spared.  The mill & Greenfields Farm have been owned or visited by many prominent Virginians well into the mid 1900's incl. Nancy Astor, 1st female member of the English House of Commons. 2 div. rights. Add'l 258 acres avail. $4,250,000 Active


4 Beds 4.5 Baths 9,623 SqFt 495.400 Acres

Unique offering in Fauquier County with many opportunities for ecotourism, agritourism, productive agriculture, conservation programs, and easement tax credits. Evergreen Hollow is comprised of nearly 162 acres of verdant and serene Virginia countryside with an abundance of wildlife, lush green fields, and wooded trails. The historic Evergreen 1859 farmhouse was once referred to as the Virginia "White House" and was home to the Hunton family from 1745 to 1809, Huntons were a founding family of Fauquier County. The 6-bedroom home is steeped in history and elegance and would suit as an ideal bed & breakfast, restaurant or wedding/tourism accommodation. There are 2 scenic viewsheds on the back fields and 3 ponds that would be ideal locations for a primary residence or entertaining venue. Of special interest are the summer kitchen and original square stone smokehouse off the kitchen patio. Several outbuildings include a detached garage, original farm granary and barn, and a three-bedroom, one-bath cottage, ideal for income or a farm manager The farm fields provide prime grazing and hay for horses or livestock and there is a 50-acre woodlands teeming with wildlife at the back of the property. The land is currently farmed and has good s $3,995,000 Active

4560 LEE HWY WARRENTON, Virginia

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,720 SqFt 162.180 Acres

Exquisite!!! As one enters the Estate of Delaplane Manor, one crosses the picturesque stone bridge over Crooked Run before passing through the gated entry. The drive then gently curves as it ascends to the front portico of the home. Built for Channing Delaplane, Jr. in 1921, the manor house with its exquisite symmetry is beautifully sited on its 75 acres. Located within the Crooked Run Valley Rural Historic District, the home is a handsome example of the early twentieth century Colonial Revival style. Delaplane Manor is a magnificent home for entertaining, the front portico provides an elegant entry into the grand foyer, with its 11' ceiling height and beautiful molding. The foyer opens to the left into the 30' x 17' living room and to the right into the 30' x 17' banquet sized dining room, each with a fireplace and wonderful natural light. In addition, the main level features a den, a half bath and a separate shower room, kitchen with breakfast room and a large pantry, and at each end of the home and to the back there are three season sunrooms. The sunroom at the back opens out to a large terrace and swimming pool. The second level of the home features 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sitting room, library, and kitchenette. The third le $3,900,000 Active


10 Beds 8 Baths 9,579 SqFt 75.670 Acres

Frascati, c. 1823. Here is an exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire a national landmark perfectly located on 62.74 acres in the Somerset estate area of Orange County. Frascati was built for Philip Barbour, Associate Justice for the Supreme Court by John Perry, known for his work for Thomas Jefferson in building the University of Virginia and Monticello. Frascati is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark. For a full history and architectural details about Frascati please see the Wikipedia listing in the documents section. In addition to the manor home the restored summer kitchen now serves as a charming guest cottage, the original formal gardens still exist with magnificent 200 year old boxwoods and extraordinary specimen trees. A lovely gunnite swimming pool is tucked away in a "secret garden" The 62 acres with Frascati is mostly open in high quality pasture and is suitable for any agricultural pursuit. There are several useful barns and sheds. The gently rolling land boasts superb views of the Blue Ridge  mountains and is surrounded by large farms.  Frascati is protected with a conservation easement with the VOF and The Virginia Board of Historic Resources. (See Documents). $2,999,000 Active


3 Beds 3.5 Baths 6,759 SqFt 62.740 Acres

Shanagarry Farm on more than 51 acres is available for the first time in nearly four decades. A bucolic estate near the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge mountains in Castleton, Virginia just 15 minutes from Warrenton. Shanagarry means “old garden” in Gaelic and these gardens certainly deliver on the name. They're full of rare, antique varieties of roses and heritage plants surrounded by 150 year old boxwoods highlighted by tiered flagstone terraces with a salvaged millstone inlayed within the entrance courtyard. The four bedroom farmhouse dates back to the 18th century. In fact, letters written in quill pen were discovered in the walls and date back as far as 1792. Much of this family home embraces the elegant history with original wide floorboards in the formal dining and living room including an antique wood burning stove. The warmth and character is carried throughout two levels with reclaimed floors and beams, a pantry door from the former Gold Cup course and a barn stall door used as an interior wall. It's a home of tranquility and splendor where every corner whispers tales of timeless charm and boundless potential. The bright kitchen featuring lacquered wood countertops and a new Viking range opens to a double height ea $2,700,000 Active


6 Beds 5 Baths 3,304 SqFt 51.670 Acres

Historic house meets architectural masterpiece in this unique offering. The owner/architects have taken one of the original stately Cville homes from 1870 & brought the outdoors into the house. Keeping the charm at the front with original moldings & windows, the 2 story addition flows seamlessly to the backyard. This newer build has floor to ceiling Spanish cedar windows with stunning views of the 1.1 acre manicured lawn. This park-like setting is lush with mature plantings & historic Oaks & Tulip Poplars. The heart of the house has accordion doors that open completely to a Sapele deck overlooking the 6.5 acres of green space at Davis Park. Seasonal mountain views in North Downtown CVille. Baths include Italian glass tile, Waterworks soaking tub & Dornbracht faucets.  The Kitchen includes custom cabinetry, separate bar and large pantry.  Soapstone counters, Subzero refrigerator. Private concrete pool with Bluestone terrace. 1 car garage.  Building specs include Insulated Concrete Form for energy efficiency, cooper roof & gutters. The list of the special features is extensive. $2,485,000 Active


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,340 SqFt 1.110 Acres

Note: There is a limited number of exquisite Charlottesville historic homes for sale at one time. The finest usually come on the market in the Spring.

I have hand-picked the finest historic homes for sale and ventured no more than 1.5 hours outside the city of Charlottesville.

Exploring Charlottesville’s Historic Real Estate

Charlottesville, Virginia, is a city steeped in history, boasting a rich tapestry of historic homes that offer a glimpse into its storied past. From stately Greek Revival mansions to quaint Victorian cottages, these historic properties showcase the architectural diversity and cultural heritage of Charlotesville. For those seeking to own a piece of history, Charlottesville’s historic homes offer a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the charm and character of yesteryears including homes designed and built by Thomas Jefferson and his apprentices.

Charlottesville’s historic homes are not just houses; they are living monuments to the past. Walking through the halls of these homes, one can almost hear the echoes of the past, envisioning the lives of those who once called these properties home. From presidents to poets, the walls of these homes have witnessed the comings and goings of some of history’s most prominent figures, adding to their allure and mystique.

For those interested in purchasing a historic home in Charlottesville, there are several options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a grand estate with sprawling grounds or a cozy cottage nestled in the countryside, Charlottesville has something to offer for every taste and budget. One of the best ways to explore the available options is to work with a local real estate agent who specializes in historic properties. These agents have a deep understanding of the local market and can help you find the perfect home that meets your needs and preferences.

One of the most sought-after areas for historic homes in Charlottesville is Albemarle County. Located just outside the city, Albemarle County offers a serene and picturesque setting similar to the rolling hills of Yorkshire, England amd is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With its rolling hills, lush forests, and charming small towns, Albemarle County is the epitome of idyllic country living.

Historic homes in Albemarle County offer the perfect blend of historic charm and modern convenience, making them highly desirable among homebuyers from all over the world.

Charlottesville’s historic homes are not just pieces of property; they are part of the city’s cultural heritage. Home to four American presidents, Thomas Jefferson, Jmaes Madison, James Monroe, and Theodore Roosevelt; and Meriwether Lewis and William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame have made Albemarle County their home. By preserving and maintaining these homes, we are not only protecting our past but also ensuring that future generations can continue to appreciate and enjoy them. Whether you are a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply someone looking for a unique and charming home, Charlottesville’s historic homes offer a truly special opportunity to own a piece of history.

Charlottesville, Virginia, is a city steeped in history, boasting a vibrant cultural scene and a unique architectural heritage. Beyond the renowned University of Virginia and the captivating Monticello estate lies a treasure trove of historic homes, each whispering tales of the past. For those seeking a residence woven into the city’s rich tapestry, Charlottesville historic homes for sale offer an unparalleled opportunity to own a piece of history.

A Walk Through Time: Architectural Styles

Charlottesville’s historic real estate encompasses a diverse range of architectural styles, reflecting the city’s evolution over centuries. Georgian townhouses with their red brick and symmetrical facades stand proudly near Federal-style dwellings, characterized by their rectangular proportions and fanlights above doorways. Picturesque Italianate homes with their bracketed eaves and arched windows add a touch of European charm, while Queen Anne residences located along Park Street, with their asymmetrical layouts and decorative details, exude a sense of grandeur.

Charlottesville was considered one of the finest Gerogian cities in 1912 along with Charleston, SC and Newport, RI much of which had to be from Thomas Jefferson’s fine Palladian architecture and the building of the University of Virginia.

Preserving the Past: The Significance of Historic Homes

These historic homes are more than just bricks and mortar; they are tangible connections to the past. They offer a glimpse into the lives of those who came before us, showcasing the craftsmanship and architectural trends of different eras. Owning a historic home comes with the responsibility of stewardship, ensuring its preservation for future generations to appreciate.

Charlottesville Historic Homes for Sale: Finding Your Perfect Gem

The search for Charlottesville historic homes for sale can be an exciting and rewarding journey. As a dedicated Charlottesville luxury realtor real with expertise in historic properties since 1996, I will guide you through the process, ensuring you find a home that aligns with your needs and preferences. From grand estates nestled amidst Peidmont’s rolling hills to charming Georgian houses in the heart of the city, the options cater to diverse tastes and budgets.

Considering a Charlottesville Historic Home: Factors to Ponder

While the allure of owning a piece of history is undeniable, it’s essential to be realistic and understand the unique considerations associated with historic properties. Many of these homes may require ongoing maintenance and restoration, potentially involving specialized contractors and materials. Additionally, certain architectural features may not be readily adaptable to modern living styles, necessitating creative solutions to integrate modern amenities while preserving the home’s character.

Beyond the Brick and Mortar: The Charlottesville Lifestyle

Living in a historic Charlottesville home extends beyond the walls of the residence. It’s about becoming part of a vibrant community rich in history and culture. Residents can stroll through the historic Charlottesville Downtown Mall, explore the many museums and art galleries, or delve into the world of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and explore the surrounding gardens. The city also boasts a thriving culinary scene, offering a diverse range of restaurants and cafes.

Embrace the Legacy: Invest in a Historic Home

Choosing a historic home in Charlottesville is not simply a real estate decision; it’s a conscious choice to embrace a unique lifestyle. Steep yourself in history, become a steward of the past, and contribute to the city’s vibrant future. While challenges may exist, the rewards of owning and living in a piece of Charlottesville’s history are unmatched and are a super investment.

For those seeking a home brimming with character, steeped in history, and offering a connection to a vibrant community, Charlottesville historic real estate presents an unparalleled opportunity. With careful consideration, expert guidance, and a passion for preservation, owning a historic home in Charlottesville can be a deeply rewarding and enriching experience.

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