Historic House Listings

Last private residence attributed to Thomas Jefferson. It’s a must see!!! 572 acres. $27,000,000!!

May 11, 2018

This is pretty amazing!! Just marvel at it!! The history is very interesting as well. Built in 1796 for Colonel James Powell Cocke. At the time he was suffering from malaria and traded his tract in Henrico for this land in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is said to have been designed by Thomas Jefferson. While Monticello was designed by him, it is said his design of this one represented what he felt enlightened countrymen should be living in. In the late 1800’s it was owned by two aging sisters, who were recluses. Upon the death of one sister, the surviving sister painted the entire house, inside and out, solid black. It was then abandoned. In 1936 it was rediscovered in a very derelict state. Hard to imagine that while looking at it now!!! It is amazing!! 572 acres. North Garden, Virginia.  $27,000,000

From the Zillow listing:


Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is this Palladian inspired masterpiece called Edgemont. Surrounded by 572 acres of rolling Virginia farmland, with the Hardware River running through the lush fields, is a home whose design is reputed to be the only remaining private residence attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Complete with tennis court, pool, pool house, guest house, and a full complement of farm improvements.

I feel silly saying, let them know you saw it on Old House Life, lol.