The current residence, built in 2002, rests on a high knoll overlooking the James River and a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The entire farm has been re-created since 2001 with white board fencing, exceptional outbuildings and a thoughtful layout for an efficient cattle operation.
Lowfields was established sometime prior to 1822 when the original two over two brick home was built on acreage surrounding Bremo Plantation, an original land grant owned by John Hartwell Cooke a colleague of Thomas Jefferson. The lands of Bremo Plantation whose 5000 acres are now under conservation easement still surrounds Lowfields providing protection from future development. The c.1822 residence with original joinery, slate roof and hand cut nails has been stabilized by the current owners and is ready for further restoration if desired. It currently serves as a showcase for the owner’s dramatic gardens and and art collection.
The bunk house in the barn complex is a work of art inviting night long gatherings around a roaring fire.
The farm is about two thirds open pasture and hay land with excellent fencing. There is water and shade in every field. The farm was designed as a purebred Angus operation and has been maintained in meticulous condition for the last two decades. In addition to the infrastructure for cattle there is a grand, airy barn ideally suited for horses. The property has miles of trails and is within the Deep Run Hunt.