Stately mansion located on 50-acres with barn that’s perfect for hosting large events
Built in the 1830s, this magnificent estate, known as “The Hunt at Selma,” is situated on 50 acres about an hour’s drive from Richmond and about a 15-minute drive from the college town of Farmville. Located at 25501 Selma Road, the home includes four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, eight fireplaces and 4,500 square feet of living space. It is listed by Krystyl Leonard and Julie Rutkai in the Village of Midlothian office of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate for $1,150,000.
“This property has so many revenue-producing opportunities,” said Leonard. “The home and barn were used as a wedding venue and the property has been rented as a vacation home many times. Full of history and surrounded by nature, this property is ideal for a business or as a spectacular family home.”
Rutkai echoed Leonard’s comments and added, “The house can sleep up to 14 guests and the barn can accommodate up to 250 guests – making it ideal for beautiful rustic barn weddings in a rural setting, or as a brewery, winery or equestrian center.”
This beautiful estate is protected by an open-space easement, while still allowing farming operations, as well as agritourism to generate revenue for the property. Agritourism is a form of commercial enterprise that links agricultural production with tourism to attract visitors for entertainment or education purposes, and it can generate income through farming, harvest-your-own, wine-making, historical and cultural activities. Through agritourism, the current owners have hosted the Amelia Courthouse and Halifax County Historical Societies for educational events about the estate’s history and they have held fall and spring open houses and other events for the public.
As you travel down the long driveway, you’ll notice the estate’s beautiful, park-like setting with mature trees. The more than 650 acres surrounding this property are protected from development, so the view will not be hindered. The house stands tall and striking in this picturesque country setting. The all-brick home features a covered porch with pillars, characteristic of the Southern Antebellum Georgian Revival homes of the United States. Entering through the original front doors, you’ll greet your guests in style in the 10-by-20 foot main hall with original heart-of-pine wood floors and an elegant staircase.
Heart-of-pine floors, as well as original doors and moldings, extend into the formal living and dining rooms, which flank the foyer. Serve drinks before dinner in the spacious living room, with a fireplace and crystal chandelier. Your dinner parties, as well as small family events, will be remembered in the dining room beside the fireplace, under the twinkle of the crystal chandelier. A second staircase leads from the dining room to the upper level.
For al fresco dining, open doors from both the kitchen and dining room to extend your party onto the gorgeous 10-by-30 foot screened-in porch. Whether you are dining with a crowd or enjoying cold lemonade on a summer day, this porch is the perfect place to relax with a view of the vast countryside.
Upstairs, there are two comfortable bedrooms, each with a fireplace, as well as a bathroom and a small sitting room. On the lower level, you’ll find two bedrooms – one that is currently being used as a family room, a full bathroom and a laundry room.
You’ll be amazed by the immaculate 5,300 square foot barn, which was constructed in 2015. Inside, you’ll find an enormous open area, with two-story beamed ceiling, several chandeliers, two bathrooms and a kitchenette area, making it the ideal venue for large-scale events. Open the sliding doors at one end of the barn to reveal a large covered pavilion and uncovered patio area for guests to mingle and dine surrounded by manicured lawns, gardens, and sweeping views.
Most of the furniture in the home is available for purchase.
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