Brightly is a historically significant Virginia estate. It is conveniently located on approximately 18 acres in Goochland between Richmond and Charlottesville. The main residence which was originally built in 1842 is on the National Historic Register of Properties and is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark. The property includes 3-board fenced scenic pastures, rolling hills, lovely woods and two ponds.
The main brick Georgian style home features traditional detailing, period mantels and molding, and formal living/dining areas. The home has been carefully updated to offer the best of modern function while preserving and respecting the historic components of the property. A spacious master suite with renovated bath connects to an adjoining study/library. The family cook will love working in the gourmet kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and leathered granite countertops.
In addition to the main home, there is a 2-bedroom guest cottage from the mid 19 th century, several well maintained period outbuildings, and even an aviary/kennel building. Horse lovers will appreciate the many features that make Brightly a perfect equestrian facility. There's a 6-stall center aisle stable with a wash room, feed room, washer/dryer, and tack room. A large 2-story hay barn accommodates ample bales of hay, and there is a 90’ by 180’ outdoor riding ring.
Outdoors at Brightly, the rolling hills and fenced pastures are simply beautiful. The dwelling complex features traditional formal gardens and brick walkways, plus outbuildings that have been re-purposed for sauna and exercise rooms. The location combines the convenience of town living with the feel of being in the middle of the countryside. Brightly is truly a one of a kind property that offers the best of historic authenticity and modern elegance.
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