One of Virginia's grandest estates, Mount Sharon combines exquisite architecture with world-class gardens and grounds. This unique property in a safe, rural setting is an ideal home for raising a family or as a country retreat. A hidden gem of a community, Orange is also an easy drive to nearby metropolitan areas. The 8BR/ 10BA brick Georgian is set in a private oasis surrounded by pastoral and mountain views. The meticulously maintained gardens, designed by noted landscape architect Charles Stick, are among the finest in America and have been featured in numerous publications. The main house features both grand reception rooms and cozy and intimate family spaces. Ideally suited for entertaining, the house boasts excellent circulation both inside and out for larger gatherings. Dependencies include a farm manager's house, guest house/ office complex, stables, kennels, pool, and barns. Pastures are well planted for horses or other livestock and/or hay production and includes 2 stocked ponds. The estate is offered on 77 acres with up to an additional 484 acres. available. The property, listed on on National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Historic Register is located in Keswick Hunt territory. Approximately 40 minutes to Charlottesville, 95 minutes to Washington, DC. Private aviation facilities are within a five minute drive. A rare opportunity to own the best of the best.