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October 25, 2010

Albemarle House

This weekend was great—75 degrees with beautiful leaves everywhere! We took advantage of the weather and went for a long drive in the country to find one of the most expensive homes in the world, Albemarle House.

Albemarle House could not be located in a more beautiful place. It is easy to find—it is situated on a hill just off the James Monroe Parkway, a few minutes past Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland.

Even from a distance, the neo-Georgian manor is impressive. The estate sits on 300 acres and has 45 rooms (only 8 bedrooms), a guest house, vineyard, 18-hole golf course, barn, chapel, and probably a lot more. It was first listed at $100 million, but is currently for sale for $48 million. It is really like an American castle.


Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Marissa! I just found out about you through Kirsten's blog. I'm a design blogger in Charlottesville and am so, so happy to know there's another in our ranks. We're a small, but fun group. I hope you'll join us when we have a little meet up!

Meredith said...

Hello! found you on 6th street design school! You are adorable and you had me at Charlottesville! My inlaws are from the area and my FIL is a proud graduate of Mr. Jefferson's university. (The year they came to visit us and go to a BYU/UVA football game lives in family history - we had to sit in the visitor's section.) Their accents are to die for and are as cute as can be. They live in South Carolina now and I have only been to visit the Charlottesville area once several years ago. Enjoy - there is nowhere else like it.