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Historic Homes

Charlottesville Historic Homes Search

July 22, 2011

Search for Charlottesville Historic Homes as well as any home built prior to 1900. Be sure to register and you can save your searches as well as view more details about each property. If you place your mouse over the map and hold down the left mouse key and move any direction, you can view […]

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A Visitor to Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn

July 16, 2011

There’s an interesting article in a PA newspaper about touring the central Virginia area around Charlottesville …. specifically, a visit to the homes of the 3 U.S. presidents from our area – Jefferson, Madison and Monroe.   In THIS ARTICLE is a great description of our area’s ambience when the author visited Charlottesville.   There’s also a video portion of her tour […]

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Tribute to Keswick Hall

July 2, 2011

Let’s hear it for Patricia Castelli.    (sounds of “Clink”).   She was once an employee at Keswick Hall (an estate and resort near Charlottesville).  As a result of being questioned often by patrons at Keswick Hall regarding details of Keswick’s history, she took it upon herself to learn much more about the details of this grand […]

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Charlottesville Wine Festival at Ash Lawn-Highland

May 20, 2011

Ash Lawn-Highland is the name of former President James Monroe’s estate near Charlottesville.  Each year for 17 years they have hosted a wine festival on the grounds…. and this year the festival is scheduled for Sat/May 21- Sun/May 22.   The festival is held rain or shine (there’s a covered pavilion area),  and there’s music along […]

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Charlottesville VA – Morven Estate

May 9, 2011

Morven is the name of a large estate property near Charlottesville VA.   Though it’s claimed that the gorgeous acreage has been utilized in some fashion for nearly 4,000 years….. the recent history is fascinating and is still being discovered.   The land consisted of approximately 10,000 acres when it was part of a land grant in 1730.   It […]

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia

March 23, 2011

One of our favorite annual events is scheduled for the week of April 16-23, 2011.   That’s when visitors have access to more than 250 of Virginia’s finest homes and estate gardens, for the 78th annual Historic Garden Week of tours. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia,  local events are scheduled across the state,  from the […]

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Montpelier Festivities This Week

March 15, 2011

  Around Charlottesville VA there are lots of interesting events with historic references.  In honor of the 260th anniversary of  our 4th president James Madison’s birthday,  James Madison’s homestead of Montpelier is hosting festivities on Wed. 3/16.   The public is invited to attend and admission is free for this day.   The cost of an adult admission is […]

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Unique Real Estate Opportunity in Charlottesville VA

February 24, 2011

Here’s a unique Charlottesville VA real estate opportunity…. one that likely won’t come around again for a long time. Martha Jefferson Hospital, which has been located in the heart of the city of  Charlottesville, only a few blocks from the Downtown Pedestrian Mall, is offering various surrounding homes and packages of buildings for sale.   Recently MJH […]

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Charlottesville VA – Quarter-Sawn Lumber and Heart Pine

February 4, 2011

It’s really a privilege to be able to see the many homes and buildings in the Charlottesville VA area which were built decades ago.  Many older homes (and some new homes as well) feature a particular type of flooring which features “quarter-sawn heartpine”.   Because a number of clients have been unaware of the benefits of this particular cut […]

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Historical Markers in Central Virginia and Charlottesville

January 10, 2011

There is no way to overstate how important the subject of ‘history’ is to Virginians.  Virginia is steeped in historical richness… political, geographical, military, social etc.   Historic sites of note include the Civil War battlefields, Monticello and Montpelier, Colonial Williamsburg, Thomas Jefferson’s architectural and botanical legacies, UVa, and historic towns such as Scottsville. For your […]

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