Time for a decade-spanning look back at the luxury home market in Loudoun County! We’ve been formally tracking the luxury market in Loudoun since 2010, writing yearly wrap-ups of the most expensive homes sold. (I even wrote about it for the Washington Post’s real estate column.) As the richest county in the country, you’d think that we’d have a large volume of multi-million dollar homes, but that’s frankly not the case. While our median home price definitely trends higher than most of the country, we don’t see many jaw dropping home prices here. From 2010 to 2019, we averaged 9.5 home sales a year priced $2 million and up. Some years are busier than others–in 2015, there were a whopping 18 multi-million dollar homes sold. And 2019 was a bigger year as well, with 13 sales posted.
Interestingly, all of the homes that made the top 10 list are properties with significant acreage, ranging from 60 to 415 acres — true estates. Four of the properties were in Upperville, three in Middleburg, and one each in Purcellville and Bluemont. The lone home on the list with the Leesburg mailing address is actually in the hamlet of Taylorstown, not too far from the Potomac River and Point of Rocks, Maryland.
Taking a look back over the full decade, here are the 10 most expensive homes sold in Loudoun from 2010 through 2019. (And yes, they all were sold in the first half of the decade!)
#10: Black Oak Farm: $3.762 million, June 2015
Black Oak Farm in Purcellville 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.With 217 acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s easy to see why this didn’t stay on the market long.
#9: Oakfield Farm: $4.25 million, October 2015
The manor house at Oakfield Farm in Upperville was built in 1980 and sits on 86.81 acres in Piedmont hunt country. The property includes 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.
#8: The Maples: $4.4 million, June 2015
This Upperville property has a ton of history dating back to the Civil War. Nine separate buildings are placed like a village and the 4 story bank barn has been 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. Andy Stevens of Long & Foster listed this home.
#7: Grace Hill Farm: $4.5 million, February 2011
Built in 1998 and sited on 107 acres of land in western Loudoun, this Bluemont estate home has over 10,000 finished square feet of luxury. Four fireplaces, five bedrooms, four full and two half baths, dual curved staircases, in-ground pool, stocked pond, mountain views, guest house….you get the picture. A true luxury retreat, here in the most beautiful county in Virginia. Listed by Mary Ann McGowan and sold by Jim McGowan, IV, both from Thomas & Talbot Real Estate.
#6: Full Cry Farm: $5 million, May 2010
Full Cry Farm sits on 234 gorgeous acres just south of Middleburg. 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 6 paddocks. According to the listing’s website, the home was designed to be “a new home with the genuine feel of an era gone by.” The buyers were represented by Rein du Pont of Thomas & Talbot Real Estate.
#5: Loyalty Road, $5.175 million, October 2014
This custom stone manor home outside Leesburg leaves nothing to be desired. Nestled on 180 rolling acres overlooking Catoctin Creek and surrounded by a 38 acre arboretum, the home offers 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 3 half baths, and slightly more than 7,000 finished square feet, with geothermal heating, 7 fireplaces, a 3500+ bottle wine cellar, and the swimming pool. Listed by Colleen Barlow of W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors and sold by Scott Buzzelli of Middleburg Real Estate.
#3-4: Rutledge Farm: $5.5 Million, Dec. 2015
A true historic Loudoun property! We don’t have enough space to list all of the features of Rutledge Farm. Built in 1740 and situated on 128 rolling acres outside of Middleburg, 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), an indoor arena, and 15 paddocks.
#3-4: Willisville Road: $5.5 Million, January 2015
The stone exterior makes this Upperville home feel as though it has been here forever; but it was actually built in 1978. 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. Listed by Helen MacMahon of Sheridan-MacMahon Limited.
#2: Clifton Farm: $7.2 million, November 2012
Clifton Farm in Upperville was built in 1850 on a whopping 423 acres, and is a horse lover’s dream. A traditional manor house with contemporary upgrades, the home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 6 wood burning fireplaces, and a swimming pool. It is a fully functioning horse farm with a pond, four fenced paddocks, 20 stalls and kennels, a manager’s apartment and two tenant homes. Listed by Barrington Hall and sold by John Coles, both from Thomas & Talbot Real Estate.
And the most expensive home sold in Loudoun this decade?
#1: Meadowkirk at Delta Farm, $11.562 million, July 2013
Listed and sold by Paul McMahon of Sheridan-Mac Mahon Ltd., Meadowkirk is a retreat on 358 acres near Middleburg featuring a manor house , 20 room inn, three cottages, meeting space and a dining hall. Recently renovated, The Manor House was originally built in 1905 and has 8 bedrooms with attached full baths, 6 fireplaces, a library, and a swimming pool. The estate also offers hiking trails, tubing on Goose Creek, and stargazing in the Brinton Observatory.
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