Own a piece of history in this gorgeous equestrian estate in Central Virginia!
History meets modern convenience in this meticulously-maintained home on the National Register of Historic Places.
This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom property known as Brightly is a remarkably complete antebellum farm complex built in 1842 — truly a rare find!
The home stands on an 18-acre lot of gently rolling hills and partly wooded land. You will be charmed by mid-19th-century pristine outbuildings including a guest house, sauna and exercise room, and beautifully landscaped gardens all in a private setting with pastures and two ponds.
The layout of the various amenities and outbuildings give you a sense of “village” common to many Virginia plantations.
If you are in the market to purchase an equestrian property or a possible business opportunity, this historic Brightly estate home is the one you are looking for!
It is in a peaceful and serene location, fully equipped with everything you and your horses need, and yet within minutes to urban amenities. Richmond and Charlottesville are within an easy drive so you can enjoy all the city conveniences and still experience a great country lifestyle.
Enjoy the character and excellent craftsmanship of this tastefully updated Brightly estate home
The three-story brick home was built in the Greek Revival style and features finely crafted running bond brickwork typical of the best antebellum work.
The lovely portico adds elegance and grace to this stately historic estate for sale in Virginia.
Feel right at home when you step inside the wide central hallway with heart pine hardwood floors flowing to the different areas of the home.
The spacious parlor is situated to the left of the door, awaiting you and your guests. This room features crown molding, wood-burning fireplace with original Greek Revival mantel, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light, making this parlor warm and inviting.
The elegant dining room has gorgeous molding styled after the Egyptian building at the Medical College of VA, a fireplace, and more large windows. Entertaining is easy in this well-spaced dining room that can easily accommodate an eight-seater dining table.
The recently renovated kitchen enjoys a generous floor space and is perfect if you love cooking. Featuring a Dacor gas range with downdraft vent, leathered granite counters, a large kitchen island, and warm cherry cabinets, it has everything you’ve ever wanted and more!
There is also a near-by inviting breakfast room in which to enjoy your morning coffee.
All the bedrooms of this home are well-sized, bright, and inviting.
The spacious master bedroom provides a peaceful haven after a long day’s work. It offers a seating area, built-ins, a walk-in closet and a recently renovated en-suite bathroom with dual semi-custom vanities with a granite top and tilt mirrors, a large ceramic tile and marble shower, and a Toto toilet.
Adjoining the master bedroom is a cozy library with built-ins and a fireplace.
This Central Virginia historic estate also boasts an English basement that’s currently used as a family room and fourth bedroom. It even has a full bath for your convenience.
A good-sized mudroom completes the features of this home.
Enjoy more space in this VA equestrian property’s immaculate outbuildings.
The two-story guest house, built in the late 19th century, was also known as the cook’s house. This lovely home features a bedroom and full bathroom on each floor, offering more space, privacy, and convenience for your guests. You can easily convert the first floor to a living room/kitchenette.
There’s also a sauna and exercise room in front of the garden, perfect for relaxing and entertaining. A four-seat privy is now used as a storage, and a pump house has been converted into a garden shed.
Relax in a rustic picnic shelter on the base of a windmill or enjoy the fresh wind and relaxing vistas on one of the two ponds.
A fully equipped barn complex
You can’t miss the amazing barn complex of this Virginia historic property. It features an equipment shed, hay barn, stable, riding ring, and more.
The six stall center aisle stable is ready and waiting for your horses. The barn features a fly system and the main aisle has composite rubber pavers for your horses’ comfort and safety.
This barn also has a wash stall with hot and cold water, infrared heaters, and a corner vet sink.
The tack room offers plenty of space for your tack and supplies. It also has an HVAC, a washer/dryer, and a toilet for your convenience.
The large two-story hay barn can also hold an ample supply of hay on one floor with large doors for easy loading and unloading of hay.
Your horses will love the 90’ x 180’ outdoor ring with rock dust and sand footing.
There are also pastures and paddocks for your horses’ comfort. One of the paddocks offers a run-in shed.
Truly, this equestrian property for sale in Central Virginia is a complete package! Rarely does a property of this colonial significance come on the market.
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Call me, Pam Dent, at (434) 960-0161 and set a showing of this amazing property!
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