Saturday, December 5, 2020

Fire up the PJ

£45.7 million Virginia estate of the late Paul and Bunny Mellon complete with its own private one-mile long airstrip now available in lots

 

Some houses come with a bar; others have a swimming pool. Oak Spring Farm at Upperville, Virginia – one of many homes of the late Paul and Bunny Mellon – offers something else: A one-mile long private airstrip.

 

Fire up the PJ – Paul and Bunny Mellon estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America
Fire up the PJ – The main house on the late Paul and Bunny Mellon’s estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America – is known as The Brick House

Fire up the PJ – Paul and Bunny Mellon estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America
The late Paul and Bunny Mellon

Fire up the PJ – Paul and Bunny Mellon estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America
Not many homes come with their own private one-mile long airstrip

 

Standing on some 2,047 acres and featuring a 10,000 square foot neo-Georgian mansion as its main residence, the estate also includes two additional large-scale residences and over twenty cottages. According to the selling agents Washington Fine Properties, there are two stable blocks with 34 stalls, a working dairy, “multiple barns”, shops and “extraordinary gardens and greenhouses”. A 100-acre portion of the property complete with the main home occupied by Mr and Mrs Mellon was separately gifted to the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation, a charity entity established by Mrs Mellon in memory of her father.

 

Acquired first by Paul Mellon in the 1930s from his mother, Oak Spring Farm housed not only various family members but also one of America’s “most notable art collections”. It included everything from Hoppers to Rothkos and sold for £103.5 million ($158.7 million, €140.9 million) last year.

 

Fire up the PJ – Paul and Bunny Mellon estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America
The estate is famed for having produced the legendary Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero

Fire up the PJ – Paul and Bunny Mellon estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America
Mrs Mellon’s greenhouses were renowned and are also included in the sale

Fire up the PJ – Paul and Bunny Mellon estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America
In total the property extends to 2,047 acres

Fire up the PJ – Paul and Bunny Mellon estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America
And consists of over forty buildings with “20+ cottages” amongst the various structures

 

For sale since the autumn of 2014 with a guide price of £45.7 million ($70 million, €62.2 million) as a whole, the selling agents recently announced they will now consider offers for sub-division of Oak Spring Farm. Fire up your PJ and put in a bid.

 

 

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    1. Surprisingly a delight given its in America!!!!!!!!!! Am surprised the Donald hasn’t tried to buy it in order to wreck the joint!!!!!!!!!

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