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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.


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