Historic House Listings

Rosneath Farm, Circa 1800. Two houses on 127 acres in the VA mountains. $2,500,000

November 1, 2019

Beautiful farm! “Rosneath Farm” was built in 1800. It is located on 127 acres in North Garden, Virginia. The listing includes the main house, Dabney Carr House. There is also a guest cottage on the property. The home has been owned by the current family for over 70 years. The red barn in the field is a local landmark. There are open pastures, hardwood forest, and trails that go up and over Israel Mountain. The cottage on the property has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen. Only 20 minutes to Charlottesville. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,700 square feet. $2,500,000

From the Zillow listing:


Rosneath Farm, Circa 1800, an iconic Albemarle County property and beautiful historic home, set on a hill overlooking Plank Rd. between Batesville and Rt 29, in North Garden, VA. The Dabney Carr House, an original 1 over 1, log and brick structure, has been expanded and modernized during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The farm has been loved, cherished and occupied by the current family for 70+ years. Memories of children and grand children, running the fields on foot, on horseback and tractor drawn wagons, nights of summer breeze, fireflies and unforgettable star lit skies are among the many special moments shared. As families move on – opportunities emerge. Opportunity to develop a vision – your vision, for horses, cattle, Bed and Breakfast or perhaps a Vineyard. The land is in tax use but is not encumbered by Conservation Easement. There are multiple division rights, beautiful building sites, located in an area ripe for agritourism endeavors. A local landmark on the property is the red barn in the field. Keep your hay fresh and equipment dry. It would also be a terrific studio / workshop. The farm is a fantastic home place. Move in and relax. All the conveniences for every day.


Hot water radiator heat and central air. Two Gas log fireplaces (among 6 f/p total) bring additional warmth into the parlor and living room. Interesting period features remain intact. A cook’s kitchen to prepare fine meals. Multiple porches supply dining / entertaining options and a spot to get away. Enjoy beautiful views. Own the mountain. Over 125 acres of open fields and hardwood forest rise from the road. Trails reach the ridge, up and over Israel Mountain. Wildlife galore and great bird watching. The Boxwood garden with colorful native flowers has hosted parties, weddings and family gatherings for many generations. Two wells and an active spring serve the property (as it has for hundreds of years).


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The Cottage at Rosneath provides two bedrooms and two baths. The kitchen, dining and living areas are windows to the beauty of the land, with views of sun and moon rise to the east and sunsets through Israel Gap to the west. Cozy wood stove, custom cabinets, hardwood floors, mahogany deck, hardiplank siding and a copper roof add to a perfect space for in-law suite, guest stays and rental opportunities. The Cottage would be a wonderful home business office set up with fiber optic high speed internet. There is a 3 car garage for auto and storage needs. North Garden, 2 miles away, has a fire station / rescue squad, Post Office, dining, bank, doctors office and country store. Close by is Charlottesville (20 min) and the University of Virginia. Rich in history, Central Virginia, gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, shares a vibrant music, arts, and viticulture scene. Rosneath Farm welcomes you home.