Since it’s January, I’ve noticed a lot of the “10 Most Expensive Homes Sold” stories on the national level…so I thought I’d do the same for us LoCo folks. Of course, there were two homes tied for 10th, which gives us the top 11 homes by sale price in Loudoun for 2010. All information and photos are courtesy of the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, our multiple listings service (MLS). Enjoy!
The 10th Most Expensive Homes
Purchased just after the turn of the calendar last January, this estate home in the Grenata Preserve neighborhood in Leesburg sold for $1,500,000 on the button. Listed by Sue McClanahan of Envirian of Reston, it was scooped up by buyer clients represented by Joyce Bush, of Long and Foster in Leesburg. With over 10,000 finished square feet, the home sits on a 5.83 acre lot with a private pond.
Sold in June, also for $1,500,000, is this 199 year old farmhouse in Aldie listed by Gloria Armfield of Armfield, Miller, & Ripley. A true estate on just over 97 acres, the home is an “historic property under gift of easement to the Commonwealth of Virginia,” according to the listing. It was purchased by clients represented by Billie Van Pay of Long and Foster.
The 9th Most Expensive Home
This custom built home in Lee’s Crossing, just north of Leesburg, sold for $1,550,000 in October. Built in 2008, and situated on 12.05 acres, the home is a true equestrian property with a five stall barn, black board fencing, and run in sheds. The home itself has a main level master bedroom, three fireplaces, and was listed by Sue Smith of Re/Max Premier. The new buyers were represented by Francesca Wertheim of Blue Creek Realty.
The 8th Most Expensive Home
The first of two Belmont Country Club homes to make this list, this beauty sold in May for $1,677,437 as a new construction home by Toll Brothers. Mickey Glassman of ReMax Premier represented the buyers, whose new home has over 10,000 finished square feet on a .69 acre golf community lot.
The 7th Most Expensive Home
Making the list in the 7th slot is the second Belmont Country Club home. You may have heard about this home’s prior owner, Osama El-Atari? He’s the former restaurateur who was sentenced in 2010 to 12 years in prison for fraudulently borrowing $71 million from 8 different banks. The home was sold for $1,950,000 in June after the bankruptcy court approved the deal. Melody Rosenblatt of Re/Max Select was the listing agent, and Glenn Stakem, also of Re/Max Select, represented the buyers.
The 6th Most Expensive Home(s)
Well, this listing qualifies as the 6th most expensive, but it’s actually more than one home…Hunters Run Farm, built in 1780 and listed by Scott Buzzelli of Middleburg Real Estate, is actually one main residence and two guest houses. There’s a total of 7 bedrooms and 6 baths, plus a stone bank barn, stocked pond, and formal gardens, all on 24.38 acres. The buyers, also represented by Buzzelli, purchased it for $2,150,000 in May.
The 5th Most Expensive Home
Coming in at the 6th slot is a 12,000 square foot mansion in the Beacon Hill community, listed by Marlene Baugh of Long and Foster. Only on the market for a mere 40 days, this estate home on a 4.19 acre lot overlooks a pond and boasts a four car garage, theatre rooms, libraries, sports bar, chef’s kitchen, music room, art studio, pool, hot tub, and a climate controlled wine cellar. Whew! The features-packed home was sold for $2,175,000 in May, and the buyers were represented by Lilian Jorgenson of Long and Foster.
The 4th Most Expensive Home
Making the list in the 4th slot is another historic property, this one constructed around 1800 in Middleburg, and restored with an architecturally appropriate addition. On a 17.57 acre property with pond, stable, fencing, and studio, the home sold in October for $2,400,000 to buyers represented by Rick Lowe of Armfield, Miller, and Ripley. The home was listed by Mary South Hutchison, also of Armfield, Miller, and Ripley.
The 3rd Most Expensive Home
Here’s the second Snickersville Turnpike home to make our list, although this one is in Middleburg instead. Sold for $3,200,000 in July, “Wood Hill” has 49 acres, including a pool, cabana, tennis courts, stables, 7 fireplaces, and two tenant houses. Listed by Donna Baker of Armfield, Miller, and Ripley, the home was only on the market for 27 days before it was sold by Helen MacMahon of Sheridan-MacMahon, Ltd.
The 2nd Most Expensive Home
On 86 acres in the Piedmont Hunt area, this manor home on 86 acres sold for $4,250,000 in October…location, location, location! The home was listed by Ann MacMahon of Sheridan-MacMahon, and boasts a first floor master suite, curved staircase, tenant house, stable and ring, ponds, stone walls, and fencing. The new homeowners were represented by Paul MacMahon, also of Sheridan-MacMahon.
The Most Expensive Home Sold in LoCo in 2010 is….
Full Cry Farm, on 234 gorgeous acres just south of Middleburg, tops our list for 2010, selling for an even $5,000,000 in April. You know it’s a special home, when the description says it was “completed” in 2004 instead of built! Listed by John Coles of Thomas & Talbot Real Estate, the home has over 8,000 finished square feet, a stocked pond,8 fireplaces, exposed beams, gourmet kitchen, 18 stall barn (with 2 bedroom apartment above), riding ring, and six paddocks. According to the website for the property, the home was designed to be “a new home with the genuine feel of an era gone by.” The buyers for this breathtaking property were represented by Rein du Pont, also of Thomas & Talbot Real Estate.
Congratulations to all of the new homeowners of these exquisite properties, and Happy New Year!