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Bunny Mellon's $70M Estate Will Be Divided into 12 Parcels

Philanthropist and socialite Rachel "Bunny" Mellon was known for designing the White House Rose Garden, breeding horses, owning one of the largest collections of rare horticultural books, and owning a 2,047-acre estate so expensive that it intimidates even the most wealthy homebuyers. The Upperville, Virginia home, dubbed Oak Spring Farm, landed on the market in August 2014 for a massive $70 million, a price tag so immense that if the listing had successfully sold for that price, it would have set a new record. After languishing on the market for a year, the listing agent decided to divide the property into a dozen parcels. Some of the most eyebrow-raising details in the listing include the statue commemorating Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero, a runway for private planes, and a pool house designed by starchitect I.M. Pei. You can also find horse stables and a 10,000-square-foot mansion, called the Brick House, on the property.

· Washington Social Diary: The Latest on the Mellon Estate [New York Social]
· Bunny Mellon's Sprawling Virginia Estate Wants Insane $70M [Curbed DC]