Tuesday, Aug. 19
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: