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Seven Oaks is listed on the National Register of Historic places and a Virginia Historic
Landmark, Seven Oaks is considered a property of both statewide and national
Alexander Garrett, the first Bursar of the University of Virginia, purchased
the property in 1819. Six of the original seven oak trees for which the estate was titled –
which were each named for the Virginia presidents – were destroyed in 1954 by Hurricane
Hazel, with the exception of the oak named after Thomas Jefferson.
This grand oak
reposes on the front lawn today. Truly a unique property, Seven Oaks offers the best of
historic Charlottesville in a particularly beautiful country setting. The home is situated
on a prominent knoll with commanding mountain views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and
walled by American boxwoods, the manor home with 6,870 square feet of finished living
space is a classic example of Greek Revival architecture.
The two-story pediment portico
with glazed herringbone brick floor provides southwesterly exposure for memorable
sunsets behind the mountain range. Clapboard siding and a standing seam copper roof
reveal an exterior that has been meticulously cared for and maintained.
A beautiful pond and swimming pool adorn the majestic
100-acre property, along with four charming and spacious
tenant houses, several barns, a gym, stables and a
The land is presently in pasture and cut for
hay with streams and two stocked ponds watering the
Outstanding views are enjoyed from all vantage
points of Blue Ridge Mountains and the magnificent
rolling countryside of western Albemarle County.
acres have been devoted to the now mature vineyard which
features seven varieties of grapes.
While the manor home
itself stands at the center of attention as one travels up the
drive, the tenant houses give the flexibility of supporting a
farm operation or providing substantial rental income.
With frontage on both US 250 and VSH 690, Seven Oaks is
located only fifteen minutes from Charlottesville and the
University of Virginia. Truly an Albemarle treasure!
Call Rick Walden at 877-646-8800