Virginia’s real estate market kicked off 2017 with a strong step forward, registering year-over-year increases in both the pace and volume of transactions. January figures showed a 3.2 percent year-over-year median sale price expansion – indicating stabilized growth – while inventories continue to shrink throughout the state.
While average buyers, especially first-time homeowners, are finding it increasingly difficult to balance their budgets, housing needs and available supply, at the top end of Virginia’s housing market there is no shortage of available stunning homes. Characterized by classic architecture, high-end materials and hundreds of acres of rolling Virginia countryside, the state’s luxury residential market is all about classic lines and graceful elegance – no light-up infinity pools and sleek modern lines here. Amenities here include breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain views, hunting preserves, wine cellars, greenhouses, understated classic gardens and famed equestrian operations.
Ranging in price from $11,975,000 to $33,000,000, these luxurious estates are the most expensive homes for sale in Virginia right now. Located in pricey neighborhoods closest to the District, such as McLean, or in rolling Virginia horse and wine country, the priciest homes in the state are characterized by classic Colonial and Colonial Revival architecture. Farming operations and equestrian facilities abound, including legendary racehorse breeding stables. Meticulously renovated 18th century manor houses and historic buildings dot the Virginia countryside and the top end of its housing market.
As for the most expensive home for sale in Virginia right now, this pricey historic plantation boasts 22 beds and a storied past – scroll down if you’re curious about what caught the eye of a Chrysler magnate and a former Goldman Sachs partner.
8540 Mill Reef Road, Upperville
Asking price: $11,975,000
Boasting a Cross & Son-designed stone main residence and 24-stall stable, this 440-acre property is every equestrian’s dream. Part of the iconic estate of legendary philanthropists Paul and Bunny Mellon, Rokeby Farms comes with a 4-bed, 4,633-square-foot main residence, 9 cottages and 1-mile long private airstrip with a tower and a charming airport lounge. The estate perfectly encompasses the passions of its one-time owners, racehorse breeding and horticulture, with multiple greenhouses, gardens and equestrian facilities included in the sale. Initially put on the market for $18 million, Rokeby Farms is now listed with a whopping 33.5 percent price chop – a real steal for an estate just 54 miles from downtown Washington.
Asking price: $12,800,000
Just 17 miles outside Charlottesville, Mount Air Farm is a breathtaking 870-acre country estate boasting endless acres of natural landscape and dramatic Blue Ridge Mountains views. The property has copious amounts of luxurious living space, crowned by a 10,797-square-foot brick Georgian main residence with 4 bedrooms and a grand total of 20 rooms. Guest and staff lodgings include a 4,754-square-foot, 4-bed farm managers house, an A-frame house, tenant house, farmer’s house and a cottage. The estate also includes an indoor pool area with a heated pool, fireplace and lounge area, all bathed in natural light thanks to the glass walls and ceiling.
Asking price: $13,000,000
Inspired by the Loire Valley’s largest and most iconic chateaux, the Chateau de Chambord, this 2-acre estate in McLean is fit for a king. Custom-built by The Galileo Group in 2013, the 15,295-square-foot home features classical architectural detailing and fine art throughout. The wine cellar with tasting area and bar, the formal dining room, billiards room, home theater, outdoor kitchen, pool, outdoor spa, patio and poolside lounge all ensure that entertaining is never a chore. Other posh amenities include an artist studio, library, 9 fireplaces and 5+ car garage.
36987 Mountville Road, Middleburg
Asking price: $15,000,0000
Featuring 327 acres – across two tracts also available separately – Bolinvar is a true Virginia hunt country gem with its 6-bed stone Georgian manor house, abundant woodlands and rolling fields. The main residence boasts 22 rooms, 9 fireplaces, a wine cellar, a pool and perennial gardens. The estate also includes a 3-bed guest house and equestrian facilities such as an 11-stall stable with 2 staff apartments, paddocks and a riding ring.
99 Bloomfield Road, Charlottesville
Asking price: $15,800,000
Just 3 miles from the University of Virginia, Verulam Farm is a storied 500-acre estate in the heart of Virginia wine country. Commissioned by New York attorney Courtlandt Van Clief in 1936, Verulam is the creation of noted Virginia architect Marshall Swain Wells and celebrated landscape architect Charles F. Gilette, known for developing the Virginia Garden style. The current estate includes a 10,350-square-foot Colonial main residence, guest cottage, pool with pool house and professionally designed gardens. Verulam also includes equestrian and farm facilities, including a 16-stall barn, as well as the Cider Barn, a party/events venue.
Asking price: $17,990,000
50 miles outside of D.C. and just 5 minutes from historic Middleburg, the 837-acre Oakendale Farms estate is situated in prime Virginia hunt country. Originally designed by famed architect William L. Bottomley, the 5-bed Colonial Revival manor house was extensively renovated by former owner, philanthropist Mary Sayles Booker Braga. Oakendale also features a guest house, 2-story office with porch, farm manager’s house and historic log cabin. Further dependencies also include 5+car garage with large party room, greenhouse, 8-stall barn complete with office and one-bed apartment, pool and pool house with terrace and a bevy of additional farm and equestrian facilities.
Asking price: $21,950,000
Initially listed for $23,950,000, this stunning 2,000-acre estate is touted as a “self-sustaining property”. Built in 2002, the 8-bed French Provincial estate boasts all the usual high-end bells and whistles like a pool, elevator, exercise room, home theater and no fewer than 10 fireplaces. A stunning library and 3,500-bottle wine cellar complete take the estate to the next level, along with a carriage house with 6-bay garage and additional living quarters, riding trails and water features.
1171 Chain Bridge Road, McLean
Asking price: $24,000,000
Situated in McLean’s poshest neighborhood, Ballantrae Farms, this 1.5-acre estate was designed by Custom Design Concepts Architecture + Interiors. Yet to be built, the 6-bed, 6-bath Colonial offers the potential to fully customize the interiors to buyer’s exact needs. The 20,000-square-foot home is set to have a domed reception hall and use the highest quality materials and finishes throughout.
Asking price: $25,000,000
A history buff’s dream home, the 511-acre Tamworth Farm is located in its entirety on The Journey Through Hallowed Ground, the federally designated National Heritage Area spanning the Gettysburg-Monticello corridor. The estate features two main residences: a fully renovated historic farmhouse and a manor home reconstructed in 1940 with the stone of the original 1820s manor home which reportedly burned down during the Civil War. 3 guest homes offer additional living space. 2 pools, a tennis court and extensive equestrian facilities – including an indoor riding arena – offer plenty of opportunity for unwinding in the rolling Piedmont countryside.
Asking price: $33,000,000
After trading for $21 million in late 2015, North Wales, the fabled historic plantation is on the market again – this time for $33 million. That whopping price tag gets you a 1,471-acre National Historic Register estate with a storied past – previous owners include the likes of automotive magnate Walter P. Chrysler Jr. and most recently, former Goldman Sachs partner David B. Ford. The carefully renovated estate totals 22 bedrooms in a 1776 stone manor house, a 2-story Georgian Revival stone carriage house, a guesthouse and additional residences. North Wales’ posh amenities include a shooting preserve, extensive equestrian and farm facilities, including a stable office and riding arena, wine cellar with bar, billiards room, library, sun room, tennis court and pool.
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In order to determine which were the most expensive homes for sale in Virginia, we looked at all residential properties listed for sale, taking into account condo, co-op, single- and two-family homes. All package deals were excluded.