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Tucked appropriately into a framework of more than 200 boxwoods and seven species of magnolias, historic Bellevue provides elegant country living. more

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The Blue Ridge Palace of Love and Good Vibrations. more


Mount Vernon humanizes the father of our country. more


Westover, Shirley and Berkeley plantations are living links to our country’s history, but these Colonial-era James River estates are also home to generations of three extraordinary families. The story of a deep and unique friendship. more

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Mary Johnston turned from a hugely successful writer of turn-of-the-century historical romances into an ardent champion of women’s rights. She also built a huge Colonial Revival estate in Warm Springs that reflects her independent streak. more


Ben Lomond is one of the oldest houses in Essex County, but the grand estate has many tales yet to tell. more

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Tales of the Gray Lady and other great Virginia ghosts. more

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Bacon’s Castle celebrates 350th anniversary. more

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Upper Flowerdew is a contemporary family home on a centuries-old Prince George County estate. It is also a nexus of history, family and the future. more

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It was a grand, turn-of-the-century residence, then home to the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs for 40 years. Now a hilltop mansion has been brought back to its original purpose as an elegant family home. more

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In northern Virginia, two generations of one family built upon and preserved a 200-year-old legacy, creating a home where the landscape is the heart of the matter. And always will be. more

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Andrea Hubbell

From a friend of George Washington to a World War II general and now Harry and Maria Hopper, generations of families have brought élan to the refurbishment of this historic, yet timeless, Old Town Alexandria house. more

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Mount Airy Plantation gets a (televised) facelift. more

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The Glen Burnie Manor House in Winchester comes in sizes both large and small. more

Feb 11, 2015 4:21 PM Culture

Our guide to events at Monticello, Mount Vernon and Montpelier is sure to please any POTUS. more

Feb 2, 2015 2:05 PM

Our founding fathers were not only statesmen of intellect and courage, they were also men of fashion, versed in the languages of good taste and classic gentility. more

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Mount Airy

Roger Foley

The future of 254-year-old Mount Airy Plantation in Richmond County rests on the shoulders of the 10th generation of the Tayloe family to live on the estate. more



Catriona Tudor Erler

For years, researchers have been studying Mount Vernon’s Upper Garden, trying to crack a mystery: what plants and flowers did George and Martha Washington plant there in the 1790s? more

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, in Alexandria, is one of his so-called Usonian houses—inexpensive and horizontal in orientation, with an open-space design. It is also a signal example of the architect’s fundamentally democratic nature. more

Sep 24, 2014 8:28 AM Home

A close-knit family breathes life and light into Mount Prospect, a Victorian-era farmhouse in a county refreshingly untouched by time. more

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