Notable Virginia Estate with Grand Antebellum Mansion

Clarke Co., VA


136 Tuleyries Ln
Boyce, VA 22620
Clarke County


On Site at 136 Tuleyries Ln, Boyce, VA


Just an hour west of our nation’s capital, in Virginia’s scenic Shenandoah Valley, lies a most remarkable country estate, known at The Tuleyries, that has captivated visitors since the early 19th century.


  • The Tuleyries is a grand Antebellum mansion built in 1833 and stands as one of the finest late Federal Mansions in Virginia
  • It offers over 10,000 sq.ft. of grand living space including an impressive banquet room, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and 10 magnificent fireplaces
  • In the early 1990’s, it underwent a thorough $3M+ restoration by John Milner Architects, Inc that included reinforcing the impressive structure with steel beams
  • Since it’s construction in 1833 by Col. Joseph Tuley, Jr and deemed “Tuleyries” alluding to the French royal palace, it has been described as “a most splendid and expensive mansion”1 and a “princely estate”2 as well as a “magnificent estate”3 “one of the finest and most valuable in the State.”3
  • Architectural descriptions abound but I believe Samuel Kercheval summed it up best:
    "To give a detailed account of this fine building would be tedious, and perhaps tiresome to the reader. It is sufficient to say that this edifice is sixty feet by forty, of the best of brick – finished from the base to the attick [sic] in the most elegant style of modern architecture, and is covered with tin. A spacious portico, supported underneath with massive marble slabs, with pillars of solid pine, twenty-eight feet high, supporting the roof – forming a most beautiful colonnade, based on square marble blocks; the porch floor laid with white marble, and marble steps; a spacious entry; a spiral stair-way running from the passage to the summit, on which there is a handsome cupola with a large brass ball erected; the fire places decorated with the finest marble mantles; his doors and windows of the best mahogany;”1
  • As a testimony to its historical significance and beauty, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Landmarks Register, and was featured in The Garden Club of Virginia’s 2023 Historic Garden Week.

1 History of the Valley of Virginia (1833) by Samuel Kercheval
2 Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants (1909) by Thomas Kemp Cartmell
3 The Court Circles of the Republic, Or, the Beauties and Celebrities of the Nation, etc (1869) by Mrs. E.F. Ellet


  • (2) tenant homes (6987 John Mosby Hwy & 1427 Westfield Farm Ln) both currently leased
  • Several beautiful, historic farm buildings (many brick) including the gate house, an old forge, smokehouse, ice house, carriage house, old stable, and barns
  • Formal gardens
  • Beautiful fenced and cross fenced pastures
  • Network of stacked stone walls


  • The Tuleyries stands out as an exceptional property amidst a landscape of renowned Shenandoah Valley farms and equestrian properties
  • A beautiful 168 acre estate nestled in the valley of the Shenandoah (Clarke County, Virginia Tax Map # 29-A-35)
  • Nearly half a mile (2545’) of frontage on John Mosby Hwy / US-50
  • Fenced and cross-fenced for horses
  • 700 acres of this beautiful property was donated to the University of Virginia in the early 20th century and is now the State Arboretum of Virginia.
  • Zoned AOC – Agricultural Open Space Conservation District
  • 5 remaining Dwelling Unit Rights (DUR) (10 total)
  • Tax assessed at $2,881,200. Property is in Land Use


  • 8mi from Winchester Regional Airport
  • 10mi from Berryville
  • 10mi from Winchester
  • 21mi from Charles Town, West Virginia
  • 40mi from Dulles International Airport
  • 60mi from Washington DC
  • 90mi to Baltimore, Maryland


  • The neighboring property, Westfield Farm, featuring an additional 237 acres with amazing equestrian facilities will also be auctioned right after this sale. See our other auction listing for details.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Agents will be on site at the front portico of the Tuleyries Mansion (136 Tuleyries Ln) to provide information and answer questions during Preview Hours.
Tours of the mansion, additional homes, and stables begin each hour starting on the portico.  Tour space is limited so registration is highly recommended.
The land is available for self-guided tours during PREVIEW HOURS ONLY.  Please check in with agent even if just touring land.

Available Preview Dates

  • Sunday, Sept.10 from Noon-4pm
  • Thursday, Sept.14 from Noon-2pm
  • Sunday, Sept.17 from Noon-4pm
  • Wednesday, Sept.20 from Noon-2pm
  • Sunday, Sept.24 from Noon-4pm
  • Thursday, Sept.28 from 4pm-6pm
  • Private tours may be available other days by appointment. Call Mike Torrence 434-660-5159
  • Self-guided drive-through tours available by appointment only. Call Mike Torrence 434-660-5159


  • From Winchester, US-50E 9mi to RIGHT on Blandy Farm Ln (Arboretum entrance). 1st RIGHT on Tuleyries Ln. Continue to gated entrance on right. {add’l gated entrance on US-50}
  • From Dulles Intl Airport, US-50W 36mi to LEFT on Blandy Farm Ln (Arboretum entrance). 1st RIGHT on Tuleyries Ln. Continue to gated entrance on right. {add’l gated entrance on US-50}


1% commission available. Call or email for registration form.


  • Selling for the US Bankruptcy Court.  10% deposit due day of sale by cash or good check. 6% buyer's premium. High bid subject to court approval.  Balance due not later than 30 days after court approval.  Click on "Terms" tab for full terms and conditions.

Terms: Property sells "AS-IS" without warranties of any kind. Potential Buyers must perform such independent investigations with respect to the Property as they deem necessary to verify information provided by Auction Company.

Warranty: All information provided by Auction Company is deemed reliable but is not warranted. The information provided by the Auction Company is subject to verification by all parties relying on it. No liability for its accuracy, error or omission is assumed by the Auction Company.

Title: Seller will convey title by Special Warranty Deed.

Registration: Bids will be accepted only from registered bidders. On-site registration begins at 11:30 AM day of sale. You may also pre-register on our website or phone app.  Deadline for phone and online bidding registration is 6PM EST on the day prior to the auction. A valid form of identification (i.e. driver's license) may be required to register onsite or online.

Online Bidding: Online bidding is available for your convenience. However, due to the technical nature of online bidding, bidder acknowledges that this service may or may not function correctly the day of the auction. Torrence, Read, & Forehand Auctions will not be responsible for missed bids from any source. Online bidders who desire to make certain their bid is acknowledged should use the prebidding function and leave their maximum bid 24 hours before the auction begins. Winning bidders will be notified by email and/or phone and receive instructions for signing the Contract of Purchase (must be returned within 24 hours) and submitting the Deposit (see below).

Announcements: Announcements made on day of sale take precedence over all prior communications, both verbal and written, concerning the sale of the Property.

Approval: High bid subject to court approval.

Buyer's Premium: A 6% buyer's premium will be added to the high bid to determine the final sales price.

Deposit: Deposit equal to 10% of final contract price (bid price plus buyer's premium) due day of sale by cash or good check. Online bidders may overnight deposit or wire transfer funds so it is received within 2 business days.

Closing: Balance of Purchase Price shall be due at closing not later than 30 days after court approval.

Agency: The auction company and its representatives represent the sellers.