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Walking Tour of Historic Carter Hall – Episode 2 of ‘Round Town with Mark Ferguson

Carter Hall in Millwood, Virginia is one of the most historic properties in the state and perhaps the nation. Originally built in 1797 by Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Burwell, a solidier in the Revolutionary War, the property is available for sale for the first time in more than four decades. Offered at $12 million, the 87-acre estate features 14 structures, including the grand manor home known as Carter Hall. Ready for a virtual tour of Carter Hall?

Local mortgage lender Mark Ferguson of MVB Mortgage is one of my most trusted business partners. He provides mortgages and lending solutions for many of my clients. In his ongoing local web video series ‘Round Town, Mark visits with builders and agents to understand the latest developments in the local real estate market. I was pleased that Mark decided to bring the ‘Round Town team to Millwood for a tour of Carter Hall.

Many thanks to Mark Ferguson and Tina Diamond and their support of this listing and so many of my clients throughout the year. I highly recommend Mark as a lender who will help you find the best rates and the mortgage that is the best fit for you.

Coming Soon in Millwood, Virginia – Historic Carter Hall

Carter Hall in Millwood, Virginia is one of the most historic properties in the State of Virginia. Carter Hall is most widely known as:

  • The Estate of Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Burwell, a politician and plantation owner who built the property around 1797, great grandson of Robert “King” Carter.

  • The headquarters of General Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War. Also, Carter Hall is the setting for the famous painting “Shenandoah Autumn” by Mort Kunstler that depicts the camp of Stonewall Jackson in front of the manor home.

  • The childhood home of Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon who designed and planted the White House Garden. Mellon was the daughter of Gerard Barnes Lambert, president of the Gillette Safety Razor Company.

  • A signature project of world renowned architect Harrie T. Lindeberg. Lindeberg designed a major update to the property in the 1930s.

  • A unique example of the work of Dr. William Thornton, “Architect of the Capitol”. The portico of the manor home was designed by Thornton, the painter and architect who designed the US Capitol Building.

  • Since the 1970s, the headquarters of Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian relief organization.

Aerial view of Historic Carter Hall. As seen from the South, the Georgina Manor home overlooks a great lawn on the 87-acre estate.
Built in 1797 by Lt. Col. Nathaniel Burwell.
Aerial overview of Carter Hall from the North.
Virginia plantation house, late Georgian style, built of native limestone.
Aerial view of Carter Hall and it's terraced boxwood gardens.
Flanking the main house are two, two-story pedimented gabled-roof dependencies.
Aerial view of the guest cabins at Carter Hall. The manor home is visible behind them.
The Stone House and four guest cabins. The estate has a lodging capacity of 42.
The leaded glass fan window above the front door at Carter Hall.
The arched leaded-glass window over the main door of Carter Hall was one of several signature features specified by renowned architect H.T. Lindeberg during a redesign in the 1930s.
The East House at Carter Hall.
The West House, originally the school house for the estate and is now a three bedroom guest house.
Carter Hall and the East House.
Carter Hall and the West House.
The manor home at Carter Hall.
The 18th Century Manor House overlooks a great lawn and sweeping views of the Shenandoah Mountains.
Hand stacked stone walls line the driveway at Carter Hall near Millwood, Virginia.
Hand stacked stone walls accent the perimeter of the 87-acre estate.
The portico at Carter Hall in Millwood, Virginia. Designed by William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol Bulding.
The portico was designed by Willaim Thornton in 1814, architect of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Boxwood gardens at Carter Hall in Millwood, Virginia.
The terraced boxwood gardens were created by John Townsend Burwell with the assistance of landscape architect Warren Manning. Manning also designed the plantings at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.
Outbuildings at Historic Carter Hall
Behind the main house is a cluster of three early wooden outbuildings, including the dairy and smokehouse.
The Stone House, originally the carriage house, has 11 bedrooms each with private baths.
View from the front door at Carter Hall
Rich, fluted columns frame a picturesque view.


Custom Manor Home with Views of Historic Waterford, Virginia

This sprawling custom manor home sits on almost 5 acres and has views of the countryside in Historic Waterford, Virginia!

With gracious formal rooms and cozy spaces, there is a great flow for entertaining and everyday living.

Gourmet Kitchen

The family room has a fireplace, built in cabinetry and a window seat with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Family Room With Views of the BLue Ridge Mountains

Hardwood flooring on main and upper levels.

Master Bedroom

The back staircase leads to bedrooms, all with en suite baths.The laundry room is also on the bedroom level with a utility sink and room to work. The master suite has a fireplace, private sitting room, dressing room and two oversize walk-in closets.

The expansive lower level has a family room with fireplace, den/5th bedroom, craft room, recreation area and a full bath and half bath.

Finished Lower Level

Enjoy sunsets from the porch!

Located just outside The Village of Waterford on a quiet lane.

Sunset in Waterford


Literally at the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains – Home for Sale in Purcellville

Conveniently located just off Rt. 9 in Purcellville, Virginia, literally at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The home is 10 miles from Charles Town, WV to the west and 13 miles from Leesburg, Virgina from the east. Here’s a link to the full MRIS listing.

The home features a main floor master bedroom with a fireplace and a luxurious bath. The main floor and upper levels have been freshly painted. There is pretty wood flooring throughout the main level.

This is a great floor plan! There are 4 bedrooms with 2 full baths.

Wall-to-wall carpeting on the upper level has been professionally cleaned. The basement is unfinished and awaits your final touches. Create the ultimate man cave, play room, home gym or media room!

This seller is motivated and ready to move. Please contact Kelly at 703-966-7036 for more information or to make an offer.


Gorgeous Views in Historic Waterford – 4 Bedrooms, 4+ Scenic Acres

MOTIVATED SELLER! $5k decorator allowance* Custom manor home with unmatched Waterford views! Gracious formal rooms*Great flow for entertaining & everyday living*Hardwood flooring throughout main & upper levels*Back staircase*Upper level laundry room*Large master suite w/ sitting room, dressing room & his/hers walk in closets*All bedrooms have en suite baths*Huge finished basement + Screened porch.


Jaimee Hardy – Loudoun Softball Phenom

Jaimee Hardy - Looudoun's Softball PhenomLocal softball star Jaimee Hardy had a big year on the softball field for Woodgrove in 2017-2018. She was the only freshman to make the varsity team and she hit the game winning 2 run homer against Bishop O’Connell.

Her play helped her team VA Glory earn a trip to Nationals in Kentucky 7/21 – 7/29.

Jaimee reached out to me with a humble request for financial support and I was moved by her story.

I encourage all young women like Jaimee to pursue excellence, leverage their God-given talents and never be too proud to ask for help. I like to think these are the things I have done in my life. I thank all of those who helped me when I needed it.

Youth athletics can be so expensive. If you can spare anything, please join me in contributing to Jaimee GoFundeMe account.

Swing for the fences girl!

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