Seven Oaks Vineyard – Sold 2014
Seven Oaks is a magnificent property with huge historic significance. Listed not only as a Virginia Historic Landmark, but also on the National Register of Historic Places.
The property was purchased by Alexander Garrett, the first Bursar at the University of Virginia, in 1819. It is thought that it was at this time the 7 oak trees, for which the property is named, were planted. Each oak tree was named after a Virginia President, yet in 1954 a hurricane managed to destroy poor Thomas Jefferson.
This property is truly unique and set in one of the most sought after locations in Virginia: historic Charlottesville. The homes sits upon a knoll and from it mountainous views can be seen from most any angle. The manor home is a classic example of Greek architecture and is 6,870 square feet in total. The American Boxwoods are just one example of the attention to detail on this property.
The front of the home looks absolutely prestigious with the two-story portico and glazed herringbone brick floor. The clapboard siding and standing seam copper roof are proof of the intimate care that has maintained the home in such wonderful condition for many, many years. The home is certainly the center of attention of you make your way up the drive, but there are multiple tenant homes on the property as well.
There are 15 acres of mature vineyards on the property that consists of 7 different varietals.
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