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TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Albemarle House: Charlottesville Estate of Patricia Kluge

Washington, DC, February 26, 2010 --( TTR Sotheby’s International Realty of Washington DC has listed for sale the storied estate of vintner and philanthropist Patricia Kluge, Albemarle House of Charlottesville, Virginia. The list price for the estate is $48 million dollars.

Albemarle House, one of the most important residences created in the United States since the Golden Age consists of over 300 acres. Surrounded by history, Albemarle House neighbors some of Virginia’s greatest and most important estates including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland.

Built in the neo-Georgian style and completed in 1985, Albemarle House is a stunning example of an English country estate. Conceived by philanthropist and wine maker Patricia Kluge and world renowned architect/designer David Easton and his team, only the finest materials and accomplished artisans and craftsmen were employed in building this spectacular residence. Their vision became one of the best-known homes in the United States and the inspiration for the next generation of manor-style houses.

The offering includes the 45-room main house, the pool house and pavilion, a log cabin, several staff cottages and garages, thatch roof greenhouse, and tournament level croquet lawn. Albemarle House is one of the most important private residences in the United States to reach the public market in decades and presents the opportunity for the future owner to further place their mark on Albemarle House and Charlottesville with additional building and gardening programs including vineyard creation, additional dependencies and sporting pursuits.

Sotheby’s Auction House has announced that it will hold an auction of fine and decorative arts from the contents of Albemarle House, on June 8 and 9, to be held on the premises. Mrs. Kluge’s collection of several hundred works of outstanding Georgian furniture, decorative objects and paintings is estimated in excess of $13.5 million dollars.

Following the sale of Albemarle House and the auction of its contents, Mrs. Kluge will remain in her beloved Charlottesville, where she has lived for almost 30 years, and will continue her duties as chairwoman and owner of Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard, creating a new home on the vineyard property. She will continue to develop the winery, which is one of the largest and most influential in Virginia.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 10,700 sales associates located in over 500 offices in the United States and 40 other countries and territories. TTR Sotheby’s International Realty has been the exclusive affiliate for the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 2006. The 20 year-old firm currently has 100 agents with offices in Georgetown, McLean and Chevy Chase.

TTR Sotheby's International Realty
David DeSantis
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