In last year’s most expensive homes post we felt 2015 was going to be a bounce back year for the real estate market… and man were we right. Heather and I have been writing about these dream homes since 2010 and for the first time no home under $3,000,000 made the cut. Let’s take a look at the top 5 most expensive homes sold in LoCo for 2015:
The first of 5 truly amazing properties, Black Oak Farm was built in 1932 and sits atop Black Oak Ridge. Listed by Roberta Comrie of Classic Real Estate, it took less than a month for this home to find a new owner. My favorite feature might be the 9 wood burning fireplaces! With 217 acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s easy to see why this didn’t stay on the market long.
Our youngest house in the top 5, the manor house at Oakfield Farm was built in 1980. The property included a tenant house, horse stable, riding ring, two ponds, and a heated salt water pool. Listed by Paul MacMahon of Sheridan-MacMahon Limited, it took almost 2.5 years to sell. It might have helped if some of the wallpaper and patterned carpet were removed, but that’s just my opinion. ;P
Known as the Maples, this property has a ton of history dating back to the Civil War. Andy Stevens of Long & Foster listed this home and interestingly it took 10 months from contract to close. Nine separate buildings are placed like a village and the 4 story bank barn is used to host all sorts of events. According to the Loudoun Sketch Club’s website the garage was originally a schoolhouse for the Fletcher family’s 14 children. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding location this may be worth considering!
For the first time we have a tie for the most expensive home sold!
Truly an historic home! We don’t have enough space to list all of the features of Rutledge Farm. Built in 1740 and situated on 128 rolling acres, this estate was listed by John Coles of Thomas & Talbot Real Estate. Pictured is the manor house, one of 5 homes on the property. There are 6 barns with a total of 45 stalls, 6 fields (including a Polo field), and 15 paddocks. What we liked most about this home is the how the owners have maintained the original decor.
22456 Willisville Road, Upperville: $5,500,000
We’ve saved the best for last. The stone exterior makes the home feel as though it has been here forever but it was actually built in 1978. Listed by Helen MacMahon of Sheridan-MacMahon Limited, this home has over 7,000 square feet of finished space, making it the largest home on our list. Our favorite design feature is the variety of ceiling finishes throughout the house. Some rooms have a marbled paint, others white cross beams, and the library features a wooden beamed metal tiled ceiling. We are not normally fans but the wide pine floors and low ceilings make the home feel very cozy. It’s easy to picture yourself sitting on the pack porch drinking a beverage and enjoying the sunset.
There they are, the 5 most expensive homes sold in LoCo for 2015. All massive properties with tons of land and every one had multiple dwellings. Which was your favorite?
Editors note: We decided to exclude a 300 acre family farm in Middleburg which had four small homes.
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