Historic Carter Hall Millwood Estate Up for Auction
Sotheby's to auction 87-acre Virginia estate and former home of Project HOPE
Sotheby’s is set to auction Carter Hall, an 87-acre Virginia estate and former home of Project HOPE listed for $7,500,000. Bids will be accepted September 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm through September 15, 2023. There’s no reserve and showings are by appointment only.
Listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, Carter Hall was erected in the late 1700s by Col. Nathaniel Burwell, great-grandson of Robert "King" Carter. He built the house of limestone blending both Georgian and Federal architecture, according to Mary Gray Farland's book, In the Shadow of the Blue Ridge.
In 1862, Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson used Carter Hall as his headquarters. Pharmaceutical magnet Gerard Lambert purchased the estate in 1930 and hired New York architect Harry T. Lindeberg to remodel the house in the Georgian Revival style. Since 1977, Carter Hall has been the headquarters of Project HOPE, a worldwide health foundation.
The grand estate's stunning location in the Shenandoah Valley is near wineries and the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a combined total of 24 bedrooms and 26 full bathrooms, it has a turnkey potential as a stunning private retreat, or even a boutique country inn.
The main house has a full commercial kitchen, bar, guest suites and main hall. The east and west guest houses flank the main house. A carriage house is modernized with a total of 11 bedrooms and suites. Contiguous cabins offer private guest suites and the stables have been opened and cleared ready for a custom/bespoke application. A large workshop and garage as well as a 20,000 plus square foot office building is on the property and included with the sale.
Wide plank hardwood floors and intricate millwork accentuate the estate's 220-year-plus provenance, while the impressive proportions, floating staircase, and sun-lit interior impart a perfectly modern feel.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate a variety of majestic trees, some of the oldest in Virginia and enjoy exploring the expansive grounds, including a significant natural spring that feeds Spout Run, with an abundance of local fishing and sporting opportunities.
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