Frascati and Orange County, Virginia

Frascati and Orange County, Virginia

Orange County was established in 1734 and was the largest county that has ever existed in America, “The states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia were once part of Orange County. Over time, its boundaries have contracted to an elongated county of approximately 37 miles by 17 miles.” (via VA250). Few, if any, counties in the United States have witnessed the formation of this country as has Orange County. Two Presidents were born here, including James Madison who wrote the Constitution at Montpelier. Hundreds of antebellum homes still exist in Orange County including several important estates built and owned by our founding fathers with several directly influenced by Thomas Jefferson, a neighbor and colleague in nearby Charlottesville. One such example is Frascati which was built by Jefferson’s mason, John Perry, who also worked on Monticello and the University of Virginia.

Frascati is proudly offered for sale by Wiley Real Estate and is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a National Landmark in Somerset, one of Virginia’s most exceptional estate areas.

Orange County is a delightful place to live with a decidedly rural flavor and two small towns, Orange and Gordonsville, both offering small town charm and an honest taste of Americana. One could easily fill weeks touring historic sites, visiting wineries, or enjoying the many outdoor activities in Virginia’s piedmont. As a long time resident of Orange County, I am convinced that we enjoy a near perfect situation where we thoroughly enjoy the intimacy of small town living as both Orange and Gordonsville are just 10 minutes away and Charlottesville, one of America’s most charming University towns, is just 30 minutes south. Learn more about Orange County >

Please give me a call if you have any questions about Frascati or Orange County and if you’d like to visit for a weekend or a week check out Maple Crest or any of the other delightful short term rentals in Orange County.

John Ince

Orange County Office
132 East Main Street
Orange, VA 22960
Phone: 540 672 3903

Charlottesville Office
503 Faulconer Drive – Suite 6
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: 434 293 3900 |