$75M estate comes with Budweiser’s iconic Clydesdales

$75M estate comes with Budweiser's iconic Clydesdales




This abode’s for you.

It’s an American palace that options an on-site winery, brewery, a go-cart observe, 180-foot waterslide — and a set of retired Clydesdale horses, as quickly as part of Budweiser’s fundamental advert advertising marketing campaign.

Dubbed Mount Ida, the property boasts 26 separate properties all through a 4,500-acre expanse of central Virginia wine nation. The estate’s main nine-bedroom dwelling, constructed spherical 1780 alongside the James River, was hauled onto the farmland about three a very long time previously, based mostly on the Wall Street Journal. Another historic dwelling, the Mount Pleasant Manor, was constructed on the land in 1810.

Along with the aforementioned sights, the full-service expanse moreover boasts a pool, two tennis courts, miles of mountaineering trails, two lakefront seashores, and 18 totally different ponds. It moreover affords — in sustaining with a clear appreciation for alcohol and velocity (though, hopefully, not combined) — classic carriage rides led by the Clydesdales. However, upkeep for the veritable grownup theme park requires full-time workers of 20 workers, plus assorted contractors for maintenance.

The Mount Ida Estate
Cesar Olivares for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Listing agent Daniel Heider, of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, instructed the sprawling residence could very nicely be used as an upscale retreat or resort.

“Everything is just in immaculate condition … just unbelievable condition,” Heider boasted to NBC station WVIR. “There’s not any aspect of Mount Ida that has been neglected. It’s certainly one of the largest parcels of its kind and I would say really nothing is of its equal.”

And, for a lot of who’s counting, the itemizing on Sotheby’s moreover notes the property is “three times larger than nearby Trump Winery & Estate.” Other neighbors alongside the Southern Albemarle County winery route, near Charlottesville, embody musician Dave Matthews’ Blenheim Vineyards along with Steve Case’s Early Mountain Vineyards, which the AOL co-founder owns with his partner Jean.

The Mount Ida Estate
Cesar Olivares for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Among the palatial estate’s earlier householders is Bernard Arnault, the 71-year-old CEO of LVMH, the luxurious conglomerate which owns Moët, Hennessy, and Louis Vuitton, amongst totally different producers. The mansion’s current proprietor, former wi-fi telecom entrepreneur Tom Sullivan, has reportedly spent about $100 million on upgrades to the home, based mostly on the itemizing.

The sale of the wine nation expanse would far and away exceed the sooner doc set throughout the state: $45 million for a north Virginia property as quickly as dwelling to a special AOL co-founder, James Kimsey.

Exactly how and why Mount Ida acquired the beer mannequin’s iconic mascots weren’t revealed by property administration.




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