Mount Fair Farm

This full equestrian complex on the National Register of Historic Places was designed for horse-loving owners on their expansive Virginia property. We were commissioned to masterplan the entire 200-acres, which included a river, native forest, rolling hills, cemetery, detached kitchen, a greenhouse, an icehouse and a spring house.

The resulting design included a picturesque multi-acre lake, 1/4 mile long entry drive with bridges, pleasure and parterre gardens, strolling paths, a twelve-stall horse barn, full-sized indoor riding facility, 3,000-square-foot caretaker’s cottage, hay storage barn, four equipment buildings, paddocks, ornamental vehicular gates, and a solar field that enables the farm to be self-sufficient.

All new buildings were designed in a traditional farmhouse style to complement the historic Greek Revival main residence already sited on the growing property.  This house was published in Luxury Home Quarterly.

*project created with HGOR

My Role: Lead Designer & Project Manager

Type: Estate

Client: Private Family

Size: 200 acres

Location: Crozet, Virginia

Status: Completed 2003

Architect: Mark P. Finlay

Photos: Durston Saylor & Eric Roth