Best example of how the other 2 percent lives

Best example of how the other 2 percent lives

Scanning the highest-end real estate listings at is an eye-opening experience. Are you toiling at two-and-a-half jobs to keep up with your ballooning mortgage payments, knowing you owe 40 grand more than your house is actually worth? Or saving up for your very own double-wide in Buckingham County, from which you’ll be commuting 50 minutes one way to your less-than-living-wage job at UVA?


Uh-oh, someone’s in the 31 bathrooms!

Leave all that behind, gentle people. Truly, life is too short not to experience the finer things. Step through the looking glass and consider a world where the phrase “PRICE REDUCTIONS” hovers next to a $17.5 million price tag. Cast your mind toward the possibilities offered by a 30,000-square-foot home.** Feel for yourself the peculiar satisfaction of waking up Sunday mornings in an 11-bedroom, 1,051-acre weekend property with an on-site museum. It’s all out there, along with estates that boast reflecting pools, dining room murals, carriage houses, profitable vineyard/winery operations, and five-bay garages.

Or simply consider it a matter of style. One $18 million, 514-acre property—the priciest listing in the entire CAAR database as of June 22—is described in the most fetching way: “a nice country property in the Keswick Hunt.” Well, indeed!

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