As part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network I am very fortunate to often have a front row seat to preview some of the most exceptional homes in the world. As a company, we list some truly remarkable homes and we strive to provide the absolute best white glove service. Likewise, when you list your home with me your home is not just exposed to those within the Boston real estate market, but the world via my network of international affiliates.
In today’s blog post I’m going to showcase some truly amazing vineyard estates through my network of affiliates. I hope you enjoy them.
Huntly, Virginia – The Manor at Glen Gordon, located in the venerable County of Rappahannock, Virginia, offers a retreat into the past, present and future. Originally, the land grant encompassed over 10,000 acres along the Shenandoah National Park and displays magnificent sunset views over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Possibly dating back to the late 1700’s, the manor house site was originally the Wells Fargo stage coach stop. The house was then constructed in 1800 and later purchased by Basil Gordon of Scotland and his wife who was a cousin of Wallis Simpson. Mrs. Gordon’s sister owned the equally impressive farm across the street which became a competition between the two of outstanding gardening and gracious entertaining. In the early 1920’s the Gordon’s extensively expanded and improved upon the property. Known as the Windsor Lodge it served as a hunting lodge to the wealthy and aristocratic. Glen Gordon was host to many fox hunt meets along with other country pursuits of hunting and fishing. Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson often visited the lodge and entertained dignitaries from around the world.
Currently, Glen Gordon Manor is comprised of forty-five, meticulously groomed acres with two spectacular beech trees. A variety of maples, oaks and evergreens decorate the grounds and houses with country elegance. The stable design offers turn out from stalls directly to a small run and larger paddocks with approximately thirty fenced acres, automatic water supply and run- in shed. The tack room with bath presently serves as a luxurious spa. For more information on this beautiful home, click here.
Butler, Tennessee – A Taste of Tuscany in Tennessee. The dream began with a field of dandelions and a view beyond words. The Italian Farmhouse nestled in the Appalachian High Country is a unique and authentic representation of an exquisite Tuscan home. Upon entering the wrought iron gates you will feel as if you have arrived in Tuscany. Surrounded with awe-inspiring views and vineyard laced hills this property is unrivaled in Northeast Tennessee.Villa Nove Vineyards encompasses 34+ rolling acres with eight acres of grapes that supply award winning wines for Watauga Lake Winery – part of the Appalachian High Country American Viticulture Area. The winery, also included, was converted from the historic Big Dry Run Schoolhouse and serves as a fully-equipped venue for wine tastings, blending and bottling parties, cooking classes, tours, festivals, and many other events. Along side of the vineyard is a timeless Wedding/Event Venue. The Vineyard Pavilion will accommodate over 200 guests for weddings, reunions, corporate events, or other special occasions. A three bedroom Vineyard Cottage sets at the foot of the Vineyard and serves as a welcome retreat for guests. The private residence originally inspired from a Southern Living design home in Ft. Worth, Texas and adapted by a local architect in Boone, North Carolina, features approximately 5,000+ square feet of elegant yet comfortable living. Sourced from nearby hills all of the woodworking throughout the home was custom made and distressed by the owners. Soaring ceilings dressed with hand-made maple beams, hand-cut imported stone, thick walls made of porous Texas limestone, Italian floor tiles, groin ceiling, hand painted murals, arched doorways and the Versace Italian chandeliers all contribute to the carefully selected materials to compliment the European castle design. By Italian architectural standards it is “just a farmhouse” however the mix of the very old and slightly new creates a perfect montage of farmhouse charm. You cannot help but be transported across the world. A rare opportunity with a rich history and unlimited potential for the next owners to carry on the tradition and continue the dream. For more information on this beautiful home, click here.
White Bird, Idaho – Unique White Horse Ranch is a true hobby ranch for those looking for the perfect retreat. Artistically designed Log Home with superb finishes throughout has 2 main floor master suites, loft, office and a separate bath. Enjoy the large outdoor living space with built-in barbecue, salt water pool and hot tub atop spectacular boundless views of the Salmon River and surrounding mountains. Amazing 177 forested acres all fenced, multiple pastures and miles of manicured trails, fully stocked manmade lake, 3 springs with ponds. Horse barn with tack room, wash stall, hay lofts, corrals, round pen and caretaker apartment. Lighted professional riding arena perfectly created for the horse lover. There is a vineyard and a pristine winery with cellar located below ground for barrel storage. Quaint 1 bedroom and 1 bath guest house with breathtaking views and inviting custom design. Pottery studio for the creative artist is also second guest house with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Also includes, a chicken coop, fenced garden, theater room, shop and additional wine cellar. This is a very attractive set up for the wine coinsurer, hobbyist and outdoor enthusiast. For more information on this beautiful home, click here.