Historic House Listings

Exquisite! “The Tuleyries”, Circa 1833. On 406 acres in Virginia. $5,000,000

September 21, 2019

This is such an exquisite property! Tuleyries was built in 1833. It is located on 406 acres in Boyce, Virginia. The federal style mansion was built by Joseph Tuley Jr. Surprisingly, Mr. Tuley made his money tanning leather. He wanted to display his wealth, that’s when he built Tuleyries. The gardens are equally as exquisite as the home itself. The home was then owned by Upton Boyce and later owned by Graham Blandy in 1903. Mr. Blandy bequeathed over half of the estate to the University of Virginia. That portion is now the Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia. The estate has only been owned by two extended families in its lifetime.

The estate includes the mansion, three tenant houses, twelve stall stable, three bedroom apartment, eight run in sheds, garage, seed house, carriage house, ice house, gate house, a livestock building, and a second stable. The grounds and gardens are like walking back in time. Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 13,208 square feet. $5,000,000

From the Zillow listing:


The Tuleyries, c. 1833, is one of Virginia’s very finest and grandest Federal Style Mansions with 13-14′ ceiling height, domed ceiling in the front hall and sweeping curved staircase. The mansion is in beautiful condition, extensively renovated in 1990, air conditioning is currently being installed. There are 406 Acres in 3 Parcels, with potential for tax credits. Built by Joseph Tuley, Jr., it was later owned by Upton Boyce and then purchased in 1903 by Graham Blandy. Blandy bequeathed over half of the original estate to the University of Virginia, which is now Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia. The mansion and remainder of land he left to his wife Georgette Haven Borland of New York. It then passed to her sister Alice Borland Wilson, then to her son Orme Wilson Jr. and then to his family. The Tuleyries has only been owned by 2 extended families, the Tuley-Boyce family and the Blandy-Wilson family. Included in the Tuleyries Estate is the Mansion, 3 tenant houses, 12 stall stable with newly renovated 3 bedroom apartment, 8 run-in sheds, garage, forge, seed house, smokehouse, carriage house, livestock building, stable, ice house and gate house. Walk the grounds and step back in time with the many, charming historic buildings. Wonderful land for horses and cattle. Easement Potential.


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