Relationship to 1795, what’s now a 12,500-square-foot manor home was as soon as a patent home for the land grant of Leven Powell, a founding father of close by Middleburg, VA. The unique abode that was rapidly constructed within the late 1700s remains to be there.
“It’s been all restored, and it’s a part of the home as we speak,” says itemizing agent Peter Leonard-Morgan, with Hunt Nation Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty. “Regularly, the stewards who’ve had the house have simply stored doing bits and items to it to carry it as much as trendy requirements.”
The unique patent home is now a breakfast room with a big hearth, one among 17 in the home.
The Federal-style manor home and all the different buildings on the property can be found for $27.5 million. The landmark website is listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations.
The property has had many homeowners. Notably, the individuals who owned the property within the Thirties turned it right into a steeplechase and horse breeding facility.
“It turned actually a spot the place the wealthy and well-known would go. Clark Gable was there. So had been Elizabeth Taylor and Bing Crosby. I discovered all these images of them at Llangollen,” Leonard-Morgan says.
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The historical past of the property on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains goes again even additional. The Marquis de Lafayette visited, as did the nation’s first president, George Washington. And it would also have a place in cinematic circles.
“It’s received a staircase in it that’s rumored to have been the inspiration for the film ‘Gone With the Wind,’ as a result of [manor house owner] John Hay was one of many essential financiers of that movie in 1939,” Leonard-Morgan says.
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The present homeowners purchased the place in 2007 and completed the restoration challenge the earlier homeowners started.
“It’s simply superb, nearly like a museum inside,” Leonard-Morgan says. “It began off as a log cabin with a large hearth, and that’s been prolonged over the centuries.”
There are 9 bedrooms, eight loos, a number of staircases, a paneled library, and a parlor, among the many dwelling’s highlights.
“A few of the paint colours and the wallpaper are actually extravagant, superb,” Leonard-Morgan explains. “What struck me is how extremely slim the home is. Trendy homes are constructed a lot deeper, and I believe a whole lot of that has to do with the trendy heating and air flow now we have. They didn’t have that, so issues had been rather more compartmentalized again within the day.”
Near the home is a singular barn, formed like a horseshoe.
“Sadly, there was a fireplace a few years in the past, and all of it appears lovely on the skin, however they haven’t put the stalls again in, and that’s one thing that somebody may do,” Leonard-Morgan says. “It has superb bones for re-creating the barn prefer it was again in its heyday.”
Together with the potential 24 stalls within the horseshoe barn, there are a complete of 113 horse stalls and different amenities for a horse fanatic.
“The present homeowners made it into a very necessary polo facility, as a result of one of many members of the family is a very high-ranking polo participant,” Leonard-Morgan says. “There are three full-sized polo fields, which isn’t similar to reducing the grass. The footing needs to be very particular to have the ability to play polo at a excessive stage.”
There’s even a polo enviornment to make twilight polo potential, he provides.
The grounds additionally embody a jockey guesthouse with 5 bedrooms and eight tenant homes.
The proper purchaser “might be somebody who loves horses and, in a really perfect world, somebody who performs polo or is considering polo,” Leonard-Morgan says.