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Bunny Mellon’s former Upperville estate listed for $70 million

Tuesday, Aug. 19 | By Hannah Dellinger
One of the three "primary residences" on the Upperville estate.
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The 2,000 acre Upperville estate that once belonged to Paul and Rachel "Bunny" Mellon is listed for sale for $70 million.

Oak Springs Farm was listed with Washington Fine Properties on Aug. 14 as "One of most beautiful properties in all of America with rolling pastures & mountain views," according to the real estate agency's website.

Amenities on the property include a private air strip, two stables with a total of 43 horse stalls, three primary residences, over 20 cottages, multiple barns and shops and "extraordinary" gardens and greenhouses.

The estate is well-known in equestrian history for being the home of the 1993 Kentucky Derby winner, Sea Hero.

Mellon passed away on March 17 at 103-years-old.

Her father was the president of Gillette Safety Razor Co. and a founder of Warner-Lambert.

She married that late Paul Mellon, a philanthropist and one of five people to ever be designated an "Exemplar of Racing" for his work breeding thoroughbred race horses.

Past Fauquier Times articles about Rachel "Bunny" Mellon:

http://www.fauquier.com/news/article/rachel_mellon_passes_away

http://www.fauquier.com/news/article/rachel_bunny_mellons_will_includes_gifts_to_fauquier_residents_and_even_a_k

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