Stern home sizes range from 2,500 to 5,000 square feet and lot prices start at $350,000 for a two acre site. The designs have been created exclusively for The Estates at Keswick Hall and are available to buyers of home sites with no additional design fee.
One of the world's most celebrated architects, with deep design roots in Virginia, Stern is considered a "modern traditionalist." Dean of the Yale School of Architecture and a noted architectural historian and scholar, Robert A.M. Stern has been a leading American architect for over 40 years exhibiting a particular appreciation and insight into how people actually live. That sensibility is reflected at Keswick in five designs with differing exterior options that can be highly individualized. While retaining a consistent and classical style, the site plans feature fresh modern details such as large arched windows and soaring ceilings to optimize natural light elements. Plans also create a connection to the outdoors through private terraces and formal gardens.
The new home designs are tailored specifically to the 600-acre estate, which boasts gently rolling hills, splendid foliage and open meadows. Designs focus on creating a timeless estate home with proportions reflecting the lifestyle, environmental and aspirational values of a sophisticated buyer profile. Additional space can be created as needed with extensive basement features. Home construction costs typically start at approximately $850,000. The developer offers builder-ready lots in a country setting and buyers are free to collaborate with another architect of their choosing upon board approval.
Keswick Estate is a historic gated community with the first two phases of 80 homes sold and built. The final phase of 40 lots opened in 2009. The property is located on the grounds of the historic 600-acre Keswick Hall, which includes a five-star Orient-Express Hotel and Arnold Palmer signature 18-hole championship golf course and club.
Homeowners have access to the various year-round amenities of the estate including access to Keswick Hall and its resort amenities such as an infinity-edge swimming pool, award-willing Fossets Restaurant and Bar, poolside dining, tea and dining at Villa Crawford and Keswick's extensive Virginian Library. Also located within the estate, Keswick Club is one of the country's preeminent sporting and lifestyle facilities featuring an Arnold Palmer signature, Audubon-certified golf course, a full-service spa, a tennis center with five floodlit clay and hard surface tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Nestled in Virginia's forested countryside in the foothills of the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains, Keswick is just minutes from Charlottesville, historic Monticello, the University of Virginia and the region's emerging wine country, all while in convenient proximity to Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA. This region, once deemed "the Eden of The United States" by Thomas Jefferson, is known the world over for its distinct, natural beauty.
"It's a beautiful site, with incredible views across the rolling landscape," said architect Robert A.M. Stern. "Each house we have designed is different, yet grows out of a tradition of country villas that thread back through Thomas Jefferson to Palladio. It's like each family can have its own little Monticello."
To schedule an escorted tour of The Estates at Keswick Hall, contact Rives Bailey with Montague, Miller & Co. at 434.227.4446 / firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Preview Center located on site in Charlottesville at 245 Ridge-McIntire Road, Suite 1. For more information on The Estates at Keswick Hall, please visit www.keswickestates.com.