This area is home to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Highland, the Jefferson Theater (built in 1912), and the University of Virginia (established in 1819). This area has landscapes that have witnessed the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the decades that have defined our community and our country.
It is only natural that such a historic area has homes dating back at least a century. Residents from colonial times have lived in these homes, and you, too, can own a private estate with a lasting legacy.
The Charlottesville Area’s Historic Homes
Any of Charlottesville’s historic estate homes on the market can have rare features that aren’t in today’s brand new homes, or may have modern amenities within the established structure for a unique place to call home.
Those currently listed were built between 1732 and 1952. Among all of the historic houses and grand country estates available, these timeless properties have classic home features that include:
- hardwood floors
- multiple wood-burning fireplaces
- mature trees and shrubs
- large screened porches
- private gardens
- barns or guest cottages
The housing styles include Cape Cod, Greek Revival, manor house, and Colonial.
Historic Country Estates with a Lasting Legacy
Charlottesville’s rural beauty has attracted builders and home buyers to the area throughout the centuries. Rolling pastures and sweeping views have inspired architects throughout the ages — including William Phillips (Thomas Jefferson’s builder) and noted architect Eugene Bradbury — to construct grand properties where residents can enjoy it all, and the homes have lasted for generations.
Make Your Own Mark in Charlottesville
The Charlottesville area still remains a special place that’s full of history. This area is where America’s future began, where presidents have lived, and where homes have stood for centuries. These historic homes are truly one of a kind, and they’re definitely not an opportunity you get every day.
So if you’re interested in living in a historic country estate in Charlottesville, call us. We’ll give you a private tour of your favorite homes on the market and help you own you own piece of history.