451+ acre Historic Union Hill Farm in James River Valley Wingina (Nelson Co.), VA

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11801 & 11628 Norwood Rd
Wingina (Nelson Co.), VA 24599

Property #: FX1924

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Saturday, June 22nd
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Linda Terry
Tranzon Fox

804-354-9090 lterry@tranzon.com


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451+ acre Historic Union Hill Farm in the James River Valley, located 50 minutes south of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville
  • James River Frontage PLUS Large Stocked Pond
  • Ideal Primary Home, Retreat or Sporting Lodge
  • Subdivision Possibilities
  • Assessed for $3,460,800, Buy It Now $1,650,000

Known as Union Hill and located in Central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County, this rolling 451+ acre farming estate includes a ½ mile of historic James River frontage and boasts 360° mountain and pastoral views. Through a secure access controlled gate entry, you travel a third of a mile along a paved driveway leading to a beautiful 7,060+ square foot, contemporary main residence overlooking the James River. The property also includes a caretaker’s house, a barn and two sheds, a helipad, and a +/-6-acre stocked pond.

120/220v Electrical infrastructure extends from the private access gate to beyond the primary residence out buildings, to the helipad. Supplemental 80kw propane backup generator sits near the home and provides 100% electrical supply to the main residence in case of power outage fed by three 1000 gallon underground tanks. The property is bounded by State Routes 29 to the west, Route 60 to the south, the James River to the east, and Route 6 to the north.

Union Hill is ideal for quality life in the country. There are +/-104 acres in permanent pasture, +/-120 acres in tillable cropland and +/-227 acres in woodland. A timber cruise has been prepared and is included in the property information package. A unique feature of this property is the historically significant cemetery located on-site, owned and maintained by the Cabell Foundation.

The property sits just 30 minutes from a distillery and a number of celebrated wineries, breweries and cideries. Golfing, skiing and year-round outdoor sports are easily accessible at nearby Wintergreen Resort. The property is conveniently located about an hour from Lynchburg and Charlottesville respectively. Richmond is just an hour and a half away.

The main residence entrance boasts a landscaped Bluestone walkway. The Buckingham slate terrace at the rear of the home is complimented by an in-ground heated pool, 8 person hot tub, and lush landscaping. A beautiful view of wooded high bluffs can be seen from the rear terrace and pool. During the fall and winter months, the James River is in full view beyond the lower fields.

The interior of the primary residence is highlighted by a beautiful sweeping staircase in the entry hall and a dramatic stone fireplace on the main level offering a distinctive country ambiance. A large cook’s kitchen is a center piece of this home, sitting in an open floor plan with the main fireplace connecting the kitchen to the main dining room and great room.

The master suite with a master bath sits on the main level with its own fireplace. The master bathroom has a steam shower and jet tub and heated floors and two large walk in closets. A study, 2 half baths, pantry and mudroom are also on the main level. The second level has 2 bedrooms a large playroom with 2 full ensuite bathrooms.

The basement is 75% finished with a large entertainment room and brick fireplace, 2 additional below grade bedrooms, with a full bathroom and an unfinished half-bath. 2 large unfinished areas could be easily finished into exercise, wine cellar or humidor facilities.

The second residence, which could be sold separately, is 1,320+/- sq ft, built in 1972, three bedroom, two bathrooms on one level, and is situated across Norwood Rd. (State Route 647) also west of the James River. There is a plan for discreet sub divided parcels on the far north and west property borders suitable for quiet country get-aways or hunting cabins.

Contemporary in style and well maintained, Union Hill Farm is an ideal family or company retreat.

Parcel ID#'s: 89-A-41 & 89-A-41A
2018 Tax Assessment: $2,069,400 (land), $1,391,400 (house), Total $3,460,800
2018 Annual Taxes: $25,651

IMPORTANT NOTE: the historic Cabell Family cemetery is situated on this farm (Tax Map 89-A-39 Inst #020001826, DB116-128 DB 98-379). It is owned and maintained by the Cabell Foundation Inc, and the family has deeded access to it.

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The 451+/- acre Union Hill Farm property is depicted on the updated site map dated April 26, 2019, prepared by Surveyors, Roger Ray and Associates of Charlottesville, Virginia. There is a primary residence on 402+/- acres of centrally located property, with four (4) remote smaller property parcels on outlying boundaries directly accessible by county roads.

The Union Hill Farm property divisions are made in accordance with the "By Right" provisions detailed in the Nelson County Zoning Ordinance as amended through November 16, 2017 Article 4. Agricultural District A-1. This was confirmed in a meeting with Nelson County Virginia Planning Department on May 1, 2019.

The timeline for progressing to the "Construction Ready" phase of the sub-divided parcels is approximately four months.

Southwest Corner Parcels (Norwood Road Access)
4.0+/- acres and Secondary Residence
11.7+/- acres

Northwest Corner Parcels (Union Hill Creek Road Access)
10+/- acres
23+/- acres

Main Property
Primary Residence and 402+/- acres with James River Frontage

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From C'ville, Rt 29 South to left on Rt 56 at Lovingston, take right ton Norwood Road, just before James River. Property on right.

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