Built in 1788, this historic home is more of an elegant retreat with its own tavern and a rustic party barn. Could you see yourself as the new owner of La Fourche?

They don't make them like this anymore! Think of the timeless estates like Monticello or Mount Vernon before you take a look at this property. La Fourche is a classic early American home, fully renovated to bring it into the 21st century. 

La Fourche mansion

This week's featured listing is located at 3555 Keswick Road in Keswick, Virginia. Located minutes from Charlottesville, it still has the rural charm of wooded surroundings and that feeling of getting away from it all. 

First and foremost, yes, it has its own tavern. You could convert this charming building into anything at all, but why not keep it as is?

tavern, outbuilding

As soon as you enter the home, you are surrounded by elegant receiving rooms and a palpable sense of welcoming. The open floorplan invites your guests to wander on the main floor.

entry, foyer

lounge, library

living room

The dining room is on the formal side, with custom china displays and a large wood-burning fireplace. 

dining room

The bedrooms are surprisingly modern, with fully updated bathrooms to match. You could go with any style upstairs, but this juxtaposition of contemporary furnishings in this historic home is simply stunning.



Out back, you've got four acres of surrounding woodlands to explore. A simple fire pit is the perfect place to hang out after dinner.


One of the coolest features of the property is the barn. It's described in the listing as "the party barn" and it's easy to see why. This could easily be used as a special event space with a built-in wooden dance floor. Your parties will be epic!


For more information or to schedule a viewing, check out the original listing by McLean Faulconer, Inc. This property has six bathrooms, five and a half bathrooms, two detached outbuildings, and a fully-finished barn. The La Fourche estate is currently listed for $2,250,000.

**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of McLean Faulconer, Inc.

What is your favorite part of this property? What would you do to make it even more amazing? Add a greenhouse maybe, or a fruit grove like at Monticello? Let us know in the comments!