No. Faux Monticello is not for sale. In fact, the property that sits atop of Lewis Mountain, which has innumerable names – "Lewis Mountain House, Kearny’s House, and the favorite Non-ticello" – will remain in the Campbell family. For those wondering if, given its proximity to UVA, there’d be a move on it, the answer seems to be No.
On October 17, owner Julia Courtenay Campbell died at the age of 84, leaving the property, assessed at $1.94 million, to her two sons, Everett Lee Campbell and Courtenay Madison Campbell.
“We’re going to keep it in the family. Right at this moment, it’s not decided. It’s possible my daughter will be moving there,” says Everett Lee Campbell. “There are extensive repairs and things that have to be done and so we’re getting that in progress. But we plan to keep on living there and have it in the family."
Campbell says UVA hasn’t discussed anything with him.
Among many colorful chapters in its century of history, as reported by C-VILLE’s Ace Atkins, the Society of the Precious Blood grew wine grapes and trained priests there until 1950.
The famous Non-ticello was built in 1909 and has been in the Campbell family since the 1950s.