Prepare to fall in love! This property sale consists of 4 parcels along historic Rapidan Rd. totaling 224.87 acres of some of the most beautiful land in Orange County known as Mountain Glen. Panoramic views of gently rolling hills, pastures, trees and mountains. A winding driveway from Rapidan Rd leads to the main house on the hill, built approximately 1850. The builder and architect are currently being researched by an architectural historian (partial report can be viewed with house tour) Notable earliest inhabitants were Ferdinand Jones (? - 1870) and Scottish immigrants William G. and Robina S. Taylor (1873 - 1918). This elegant home needs a complete restoration. A grand, white-washed brick structure, 2 stories high with a full basement. A new roof has been installed within the last 5 years, there are 12 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, heart pine floors, a kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, butler's pantry, floor to ceiling windows and old world craftsmanship everywhere you look. On the grounds there is an old carriage house, stable, several sheds, an inground pool, board fencing, pasture and wooded acreage with a natural spring, creek and lovely trails. There is a charming tenant home of the same era and style as the main house and it has been partially restored.
Enjoy a glass of Virginia wine on the westward facing front porch and soak in the sunset behind the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although, the views from any vantage point on the property are breathtaking. The idyllic location of Mountain Glen, in the heart of Virginia's Piedmont region, lends itself to transforming the property into a Boutique Vineyard, a Distillery, a Destination Wedding Venue, or Historic Inn with nature trails and horseback riding...the possibilities are endless.
History surrounds Mountain Glen. Just a seven minute drive is Bloomsbury. Dating back to 1722 it was built by Virginiaâs royal surveyor general, Col. James Taylor II â one of the fabled Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. Two of his great-grandsons became U.S. presidents, Zachary Taylor and James Madison. Twenty minutes west is Montpelier, the famed home of James and Dolly Madison. Central Virginia is home to 80+ vineyards! Some of which include Barboursville, Horton, Veritas, Early Mountain (owned by AOL's Steve Case) and Blenheim (owned by musician Dave Matthews). Mountain Glen is located one and a half hours from Washington, D.C., 45 minutes from Charlottesville and one and a half hours to Richmond. This Antebellum American beauty is calling you to restore her and make your mark on her stunning 225 acres known as MOUNTAIN GLEN.
The Piedmont Environmental Council is currently working on designating Clarks Mountain and Rapidan as an Historic District. Mountain Glen itself is eligible for the historic register which would afford it's owner significant tax advantages.
Courtesy of: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Listing information provided courtesy of the Bright MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Updated: 4th July, 2022 8:55 PM (UTC)
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