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Historic Cobham Park

800 Cobham Park : Keswick, VA 22947

Albemarle County, Virginia

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178 Acres
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One of Virginia's most beautifully situated and charmingly authentic antebellum estates. Cobham Park was created in 1855 when William Cabell Rives Sr. the noted US Senator and Minister to France gave a portion of his own Castle Hill estate to his son, William Cabell Rives, Jr. This 6 bedroom 21/2 bath home exudes the elegance of its era featuring grand entrances with Doric columns both front and back, 11.5 foot ceilings on the first and second floors, entry hall arches with fluted pilasters, six fireplaces with grandly scaled mantels and woodwork and the star attraction the superb flying staircase with turned balusters and molded handrail by English master carpenter E. S. McSparren. Large formal dining room, eat in kitchen, living room and study make up the first floor. Four spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths which open out onto the sun deck are on the 2nd floor. The 3rd floor has 2 smaller bedrooms each with dormer windows on three sides, plus an abundance of storage closets. In the basement you get a genuine glimpse of how our forefathers lived. Here is the "old-kitchen" with a giant fireplace along with a laundry room and another room that is perfect for a man cave. Behind the house is an extensive formal garden featuring paved walks and English boxwood borders. A walkway connects the manor house to the conservatory, now outfitted as a guest house with 4 rooms and 1 bath. Scattered around the property are 5 more wood frame cottages with may be rented to tenants or used for group retreats and family visits. The large carriage house contains a 3 car garage and stalls for 6 horses. Several outbuilding including the original smokehouse. The property is ready to go to work with 2 cattle barns, 4 to 5 miles of fencing even a henhouse.

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FARMFLIP ID
71327
Last Updated
1,066 Days Ago

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