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Washington Fine Properties is proud to announce the offering of Newstead Farm, the extraordinary 353 acre estate of Bertram and Diana Firestone, in Upperville, Virginia. The home of horse racing royalty, this exceptional property is where Bertram and Diana combined their abiding love of family, art collecting and horses. Mrs. Firestone is the granddaughter of Robert Wood Johnson I, the founder of Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Firestone is a highly successful industrial real estate developer.
A preeminent Virginia equestrian estate, Newstead Farm was the home of Genuine Risk, the winner of the 1980 Kentucky Derby, and the only filly to have placed in all three Triple Crown Races. Home base for the Firestone’s thoroughbred racing program, the farm is also home base to Olympic Show Jumping Rider, Alison Firestone Robitaille. A rare and unique opportunity, the farm features a stunning 15,000 sq. ft. renovated 1830’s stone and stucco Georgian manor house with exquisite gardens, greenhouse, ponds and a pool. All sited to capture the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views and the scenic setting, the farm offers a complete package for multiple equestrian disciplines including equestrian stables and outbuildings, a large riding arena with an advanced footing surface, a grass Grand Prix field, guest houses, tenant houses and an office. Additionally, the property boasts a certified Equine Quarantine facility.
The Firestone’s passion and dedication to the breeding and racing of Thoroughbreds earned them a total of 7 Eclipse Awards, most notably, the 1980 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner. In 1982, Mr. & Mrs. Firestone were inducted into the Virginia Thoroughbred Association Hall of Fame.
Newstead Farm is being offered for $13.5 million and is listed by Kathryn Harrell and Debbie Meighan of the Washington Fine Properties’ Middleburg, VA office. “Washington Fine Properties is extremely honored to have been chosen to represent this very important part of Virginia’s equestrian heritage,” said listing agent, Kathryn Harrell. “This extraordinary farm has captured the imagination and attention of a worldwide audience and we are excited to present it to the market.”
For inquiries please visit Washington Fine Properties at wfp.com listing #LO10292598
This article first appeared in the August 2018 Issue