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Property Values: Real Estate for $2.5 Million

Posted Feb 02 2013 10:05pm

WHAT: A former plantation, with a five-bedroom categorical house, dual guesthouses and outbuildings

HOW MUCH: $2,500,000

SIZE: 5,138 retard feet (in a categorical house)


SETTING: Bracketed by a nation highway on one side and a Staunton River on a other, this 825-acre skill is circuitously a corner of Brookneal, a farming city of about 1,100 residents in south-central Virginia, an hour from Lynchburg. Neighbors are large-lot nation estates and rural land. The residence subsequent door, for example, is on some-more than 1,000 acres; circuitously properties furnish cheese and wine. In a river, one can fish, swim, boat and canoe. Basic selling can be finished in Brookneal; Lynchburg, a city of over 75,000, is a area’s blurb center. Charlottesville and Richmond, a state’s capitol, are dual hours away.

INDOORS: The oldest partial of a two-story categorical residence was built in a late 18th century, while a front section, including a stately horseshoe staircase in a entrance hall, was combined in a mid-19th century. The interior sum are original, including heart-pine floors, section fireplaces and mantles, and molding. The kitchen and bathrooms were final updated in a 1970s. Nearly all downstairs common areas have fireplaces, including a grave dining room, a vital room, a family room, a investigate and a object porch. The dining room has a minute roof medallion. One bedroom is in an trustworthy structure with arched stained-glass windows, used in a past as a schoolhouse and a church. The other bedrooms are upstairs. The master has an en-suite bathroom.

Several outbuildings dot a land, including a strange siphon residence and smokehouse, now both used for storage. One of a dual guesthouses was built by a stream owners; a other is in what was a summer kitchen, with a vast grate once used for cooking. Another house, used as a rental, is elsewhere on a property.

OUTDOOR SPACE: 360 acres of a skill are cleared, while a rest is wooded, with churned hardwoods and hunger trees. An orchard circuitously a categorical residence has cherry and fig trees; there are also strawberry beds and a grape arbor.

TAXES: $7,855

CONTACT: Frank Hardy, Frank Hardy Realtors, (434) 296-0134;


WHAT: A four-bedroom midcentury complicated with 4 bathrooms, and a guesthouse

HOW MUCH: $2,500,000

SIZE: 4,949 retard feet in a categorical residence and approximately 1,000 retard feet in a guesthouse


SETTING: This residence is in Cherry Hills Village, a residential encampment 12 miles from downtown Denver. The encampment grown during a after partial of a 19th century. Some of a oldest houses, including Tudors from a 1930s and 1940s, mount subsequent to large, newer single-family houses on vast lots. Schools are a large pull to Cherry Creek Village: in 2012, 15 perceived awards for educational value from a state. (The private Kent Denver School, a rarely regarded 6-12 program, is nearby.) This residence abuts a renouned biking-and-pedestrian route using alongside a High Line Canal, a route slicing by several suburbs with tiny slot parks along a way.

INDOORS: The house, a single-level midcentury complicated with views of Mount Evans, was designed by Steele Wotkyns and built in 1962. Primarily dust block, it has tongue-in-groove wood-beam ceilings and walls of windows confronting old-growth cottonwoods and pasture. The corridor has discriminating flagstone floors, a tiny Moorish-style pool underneath skylights and a live bougainvillea tree. The prolonged vital room has floor-to-ceiling windows and a six-foot-wide fireplace; according to a inventory agent, a strange owners had jokingly requested something “big adequate to distortion down in.” The galley kitchen has shifting potion doors and an 180-degree perspective confronting west. A butler’s cupboard (with additional cooktop) and a soppy bar are off a kitchen, as is a dining indentation combined in a 1970s.

Three bedrooms form a wing of a house. One, used as an office, faces a pebbled garden with a crab apple tree. This wing includes a distraction room and a family room with a built-in table and shelves. The master suite, off a foyer, has southern exposure, a wood-burning fireplace, a sitting area and sliding-glass doors opening to a pool. The guesthouse has an bureau with a gas grate and built-in dais seats; a bedroom has a wood-burning fireplace.


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