Lucky Hit: 86 Acre Estate in Clarke Co, VA

Clarke Co., VA. In cooperation with Cary Embury, Thomas & Talbot Estate Properties and Chip Schutte, Re/Max Roots
Offered in 2 Tracts


1074 Berrys Ferry Rd
White Post, VA 22663
Clarke County


On Site at 1074 Berrys Ferry Rd, White Post, VA


Just over an hour west of DC, in Virginia’s scenic Shenandoah Valley, lies "Lucky Hit," a most beautiful and historically significant country estate believed to be the area's first brick mansion.  It is beautifully situated on 86 acres of rolling fields framed in the distance by the Blue Ridge Mountains.


  • Lucky Hit was built in 1791 by Col. Richard Kidder Meade, an aide-de-camp to George Washington
  • It is a component of Clarke County's outstanding collection of Federal plantation houses according to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources
  • In 1948, new owners restored and modernized the home and added the west wing which included a spacious kitchen on the main level plus additional bedrooms and baths upstairs and a 2-bay garage in the basement
  • The spacious back porch was converted to a 4-season sun room that offers fabulous panoramic views of the farm and backyard
  • Today, the home offers over 8,000 sq.ft. of living space including 5,282 sq.ft. above grade, a finished basement, sun room, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and 8 fireplaces (7 working)
  • Updated 400 amp electric service with generator backup
  • Kitchen remodeled in 2000 with cherry cabinets and Corian / granite countertops
  • A modern pool deck installed in 2006 is a great place to spend your summers and offers a heated swimming pool, spa, spacious pergola, arbor, plus plentiful landscaping and brick walkways. Pool equipment, pressure tank, pool screen, and heater replaced within the last 6 years. Gunnite warranty conveys to new owner.
  • Beautiful, mature trees line the driveway and the yard including an enormous oak tree that greets visitors as they approach the home
  • Spacious yard offers plenty of room to roam, garden, and play with more than enough space for pets, animals, swing sets, trampolines, fire pits, tennis / volleyball / badminton courts, baseball/soccer fields and more 
  • As a testimony to its historical significance and beauty, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Landmarks Register.  These registrations do not affect what you can do with the home or property in any way.


  • Original summer kitchen
  • Bank barn that once housed horses was more recently used as a wood working shop and an art studio
  • Storage shed for equipment
  • Entire property is fenced and cross fenced
  • Herb garden
  • Plenty of established garden beds


  • Lucky Hit is a notable estate among a landscape of renowned Shenandoah Valley farms and equestrian properties
  • The beautiful 86 acre estate is nestled in the scenic Shenandoah Valley and consists of (3) Clarke County, Virginia tax parcels (28-A-39, 28-A-39B, 28-A-36)
  • Less than 2 miles from US-340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy) and 4 miles from US-50 (John Mosby Hwy)
  • Fenced and cross-fenced
  • Just down the road from the 700 acre State Arboretum of Virginia.
  • Zoned AOC – Agricultural Open Space Conservation District
  • 2 Dwelling Unit Rights (DUR)
  • Previous list price: $2,750,000


  • 10mi from Winchester Regional Airport
  • 12mi from Berryville
  • 12mi from Winchester
  • 24mi from Charles Town, West Virginia
  • 46mi from Dulles International Airport
  • 70mi from Washington DC
  • 90mi to Baltimore, Maryland


  • Tract 1: 30 acres with the home, barns, and improvements. Tax parcel 28-A-39.
  • Tract 2: 56 acres of beautiful open land consisting of (2) tax parcels (28-A-39B and 28-A36) each having 1 Dwelling Unit Right (DUR) for a total of 2 DURs.  Ideal for your dream home (or 2) and/or horse facilities.  This auction may be the only opportunity you will have to purchase these parcels separate from the home tract.


  • Sunday, April 7 from 1-3PM
  • Sunday, April 14 from 1-3PM
  • Wednesday, April 17 from Noon-2PM
  • Sunday, April 21 from 1-3PM
  • Thursday, April 25 from 3-6PM
  • Private tours may be available other days by appointment. Call Mike Torrence 434-660-5159


  • From Winchester, US-50E 8mi to RIGHT on US-340S. 1.8mi to LEFT on White Post Rd (658). 1/4mi to LEFT on Berrys Ferry Rd (628). 0.9mi to entrance on right.
  • From Dulles Int’l Airport, VA-28S 3.5mi to merge RIGHT on US-50W. 38mi to LEFT on US-340S. 1.8mi to LEFT on White Post Rd (658). 1/4mi to LEFT on Berrys Ferry Rd (628). 0.9mi to entrance on right.


2% commission available. Call or email for registration form.


10% deposit due day of sale by cash or good check. 6% buyer's premium. High bid subject to approval.  Balance due on or about 30 days.  Click on "Terms" tab for full terms and conditions.


Mike Torrence, AARE
Torrence, Read, & Forehand Auctions
101 Annjo Ct, Forest, VA 24551
(434) 847-7741 Office
(434) 660-5159 Mobile

Offered in cooperation with:
Cary Embury, Thomas & Talbot Estate Properties (Middleburg) (540) 533-0106
Chip Schutte, Re/Max Roots (Berryville) (540) 323-0732

Lucky Hit, 1074 Berrys Ferry Rd, White Post, VA (Clarke County)

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 General Warranty Deed free and clear of all liens.

Registration: Bids will be accepted only from registered bidders. On-site registration begins at 11:30AM day of sale. See listing for auction location. 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(s) subject to approval by Seller.

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 on or about 30 days after the sale.

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