Sometimes the most exciting thing about an auction is not knowing who the buyer will be. Stone Ridge, in Concord, Virginia, a massive retreat on 2,500 acres of rolling green hills could be a tycoon’s lair, a corporate retreat, or a family compound. The future will come to pass when Stone Ridge is auctioned off on September 8 by Concierge Auctions.
The property includes a 22,000-square-foot main house with six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three half-baths. The property has a long history of illustrious ownership, starting in the 1790s when one of George Washington’s loyal captains was awarded the land by the government. As the News & Advance reports, the main house was first built from stone quarried directly from the property.
The home passed through several families until Kirk and Janet Dance bought it in 1985. They not only restored the manor house, they also purchased surrounding land that had once been associated with the estate, and gave the home the name Stone Ridge for the rocky outcroppings near the manor house.
The main home has been updated with a theater room, gourmet kitchen, a 6,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room with dining for 24 guests. A rooftop terrace offers views of the green hills and the James River.
Updated as a property designed to offer every type of recreation that might tempt, there an indoor pool and a billiards room. But that’s only the beginning, a complete sports complex includes an outdoor pool with waterslide, indoor tennis and basketball, a bowling alley, shooting range, and a commercial kitchen and dining area to serve 100 hungry guests. Equestrian facilities include a 20-stall barn, tack room, and vast pastures. There is also a baseball field complete with dugouts and bleachers.
The property is being auctioned fully furnished and even has its own Stone Ridge china set. For more information, visit: Concierge Auctions.
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.