Historic House Listings

Horseshoe Farm, Circa 1820’s. Located on 60 acres in Virginia. $1,975,000

March 7, 2019

Horseshoe Farm was originally built in the 1820’s as a four room log home. Imagine that! Charles P. Moncure added onto the home in the 1850’s. He wanted to surpass Madison’s, Montpelier. After Moncure’s ownership, the home fell into a state of disrepair. In the 1930’s Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stettinius Jr. stepped up and saved the home from further deterioration. The grand hanging staircase was featured in The One Hundred Most Beautiful Rooms in America. There are views of Cedar Mountain from the home. Beautiful formal gardens! The boxwoods were transported to the property from Louisiana in the 1800s by mule teams. Located on 60 acres in Rapidan, Virginia. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 7,208 square feet. $1,975,000

From the Zillow listing:


This magnificent Greek Revival Mansion, was originally built in the 1820’s as a four-room log home. In the 1850’s Charles p. Moncure added on to the home in an effort to surpass Madison’s Montpelier. After Moncure’s ownership, the Horseshoe Farm went into a state of decline. It wasn’t until the 1930”s when Mr. & Mrs. Edward Stettinius Jr (Secretary of State and 1 st United States delegate to the United Nations General Assembly) remodeled and added on to the home. The entrance opens into a great hall with a hanging stairway which was featured in an edition of, The One Hundred Most Beautiful Rooms in America . The elegance of the home is accentuated with intricate moldings and ceiling heights of 14′ on the main level and 12′ on the upper level. With 7,208 sq. ft. finished above grade, the home includes 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths and 8 fireplaces. The second levels offers 4 large and 2 small bedrooms, 4 baths and a sleeping porch.Stairs lead to the full attic and a Widow’s Walk, offering a tremendous view of the countryside including Cedar Mountain. The formal gardens that date from the early 1800’s when large Boxwoods were transported from Louisiana by mule teams. The Horseshoe is a unique property waiting for one of a privileged few to own this piece of history.

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