Historic House Listings

Absolutely stunning!!! Carter Hall, Circa 1797. On 87 acres in VA. $12,000,000

November 26, 2018

Wow! The grand staircase in this house is one of the prettiest I have ever seen! Carter Hall was built in 1797. Located on 87 acres in Millwood, Virginia. Can you just imagine the women in their large hoop skirts sashaying around this house back in the day?! Built for Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Burwell. During the Civil War it served as headquarters for Stonewall Jackson. It was raided by Union Troops and ransacked. Interesting tidbit, Jackson refused to sleep inside the house and rather camped with his troops on the grounds. There are 14 buildings on the property. The two brick dependency buildings on either side of the main house were the plantation school and the plantation kitchen. Four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and 15,194 square feet. $12,000,000

From the Zillow listing:


Rare offering Historic “Carter Hall”. This glorious limestone Manor house commands sweeping views of the Shenandoah mountains. Flanked by two dependency stone buildings, one the original school house for the property, and the other served as the kitchen. Now, both are charming guest houses. You will find a total of 14 buildings on 87 acres outlined with stacked stone walls, century old trees and timeless gardens and landscapes. Stunning architecture has been well preserved and maintained. The property, currently used for meetings and conferences, can accommodate up to 42 overnight guests. The administration building is 26,000 square feet on 3 levels, with additional finished office space in the former stables. The greenhouse and several early wooden outbuildings remain intact. Carter Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places. Clarke County zoning allows 3 more building sites on the property. A truly unique and historic opportunity.

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