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Virginia Grand Antebellum Estate

136 Tuleyries Ln : Boyce, VA 22620

Clarke County, Virginia

168 Acres
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Virginia Grand Antebellum Estate : Boyce : Clarke County : Virginia

Land Description

Property Location:

136 Tuleyries Ln

Boyce, VA 22620

Clarke County

Auction Location:

On Site at 136 Tuleyries Ln, Boyce, Va


Just an hour west of our nation's capital, in Virginia's scenic Shenandoah Valley, lies a most remarkable country estate, known at The Tuleyries, that has captivated visitors since the early 19th century.

The Mansion:

The Tuleyries is a grand Antebellum mansion built in 1833 and stands as one of the finest late Federal Mansions in Virginia.

It offers over 10,000 sq.ft. of grand living space including an impressive banquet room, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and 10 magnificent fireplaces.

In the early 1990'S, it underwent a thorough restoration by John Milner Architects, Inc that included reinforcing the impressive structure with steel beams.

Since its construction in 1833 by Col. Joseph Tuley, Jr and deemed “Tuleyries” alluding to the French royal palace, it has been described as “a most splendid and expensive mansion” 1 and a “princely estate” 2 as well as a “magnificent estate” 3 “one of the finest and most valuable in the State.” 3

Architectural descriptions abound but I believe Samuel Kercheval summed it up best:

"To give a detailed account of this fine building would be tedious, and perhaps tiresome to the reader. It is sufficient to say that this edifice is sixty feet by forty, of the best of brick - finished from the base to the attic [sic] in the most elegant style of modern architecture, and is covered with tin. A spacious portico, supported underneath with massive marble slabs, with pillars of solid pine, twenty-eight feet high, supporting the roof - forming a most beautiful colonnade, based on square marble blocks; the porch floor laid with white marble, and marble steps; a spacious entry; a spiral stair-way running from the passage to the summit, on which there is a handsome cupola with a large brass ball erected; the fire places decorated with the finest marble mantles; his doors and windows of the best mahogany;” 1

As a testimony to its historical significance and beauty, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Landmarks Register, and was featured in The Garden Club of Virginia's 2023 Historic Garden Week.

1 - History of the Valley of Virginia (1833) by Samuel Kercheval

2 - Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants (1909) by Thomas Kemp Cartmell

3 - The Court Circles of the Republic, Or, the Beauties and Celebrities of the Nation, etc (1869) by Mrs. E.F. Ellet

The Facilities:

(2) tenant homes (6987 John Mosby Hwy & 1427 Westfield Farm Ln) both currently leased

Several beautiful, historic farm buildings (many brick) including the gate house, an old forge, smokehouse, ice house, carriage house, old stable, and barns

Formal gardens

Beautiful fenced and cross fenced pastures

Network of stacked stone walls

The Land:

The Tuleyries stands out as an exceptional property amidst a landscape of renowned Shenandoah Valley farms and equestrian properties

A beautiful 168 acre estate nestled in the valley of the Shenandoah (Clarke County, Virginia Tax Map 29-A-35)

Nearly half a mile (2545') of frontage on John Mosby Hwy / Us-50

Fenced and cross-fenced for horses

700 acres of this beautiful property was donated to the University of Virginia in the early 20th century and is now the State Arboretum of Virginia.

Zoned AOC - Agricultural Open Space Conservation District

Tax assessed at Property is in Land Use


10mi from Berryville

10mi from Winchester

21mi from Charles Town, West Virginia

36mi from Dulles International Airport

60mi from Washington Dc

90Mi to Baltimore, Maryland

Note: The neighboring property, Westfield Farm, featuring an additional 237 acres with amazing equestrian facilities will also be auctioned right after this sale. See our other auction listing for details.

Agent On Site:

Sunday, Sept. 10 from Noon-4pm

Thursday, Sept. 14 from Noon-2pm

Sunday, Sept. 17 from Noon-4pm

Wednesday, Sept. 20 from Noon-2pm

Sunday, Sept. 24 from Noon-4pm

Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4pm-6pm

Private tours may be available other days by appointment. Call.

Self-Guided drive-through tours available by appointment only. Call.

Real Estate Agents:

1% commission available. Call or email for registration form.

Terms Summary:

Selling for the US Bankruptcy Court. 10% deposit due day of sale by cash or good check. 6% buyer's premium. High bid subject to court approval. Balance due not later than 30 days after court approval. Click on "Terms" tab on website for full terms and conditions.

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