Just minutes away from the prestigious University of Virginia, this estate has not only witnessed history but has become a living testament to the epitome of luxury living.
In the enchanting landscapes just beyond Charlottesville, Virginia, lies a property that transcends the boundaries of opulence and sophistication. Mount Ida Reserve, formerly owned by the visionary Bernard Arnault, is a sprawling masterpiece that spans nearly 2,800 acres along the historic Blenheim Road in Southern Albemarle County.
Blenheim Road is not just a route; it’s a journey through time, surrounded by the legacies of Monticello, Ashlawn Highland, Trump Winery, Blenheim Vineyards, Grace Vineyard, and Early Mountain Vineyard—names that echo the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Mount Ida Reserve, nestled in this historic corridor, stands as a majestic testament to the fusion of elegance and heritage.
Once the estate of the iconic Bernard Arnault, Mount Ida Reserve bears the indelible mark of a visionary. The property has undergone an extraordinary two-decade transformation under the meticulous care of its current owners. With an expansive canvas that extends more than twice the size of nearby Trump Winery & Estate, this haven boasts a unique inventory of physical features that captivate the senses.
Mount Ida Reserve beckons with an awe-inspiring array of natural wonders. Miles of private river frontage, panoramic mountain views, undulating hills, fertile farmland, dense hardwood forests, and a generously sized privately owned lake—the estate is a harmonious blend of nature’s grandeur. Notably, there are no conservation easements, allowing for a seamless integration of luxury and landscape.
Mount Ida Reserve’s architectural prowess is unparalleled. A stunning collection of buildings, including grand manor homes and single-family residences, graces the estate. Multiple award-winning event facilities offer a venue for celebrations that match the grandeur of the property. Stable barns and storage buildings seamlessly blend functionality with elegance, showcasing a commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship.
The commitment to excellence is evident in the meticulous investment in infrastructure that blankets the entire 2,800 acres. High-speed fiber-optic connectivity weaves through the property, ensuring seamless connectivity. The estate is crisscrossed with 15 miles of paved roads, bridges that transcend ravines, and a concrete dam that embraces a 45-acre lake with pristine beaches—a testament to thoughtful engineering.
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