A generously illustrated history of the great Virginia home and estate
This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Huntland, the historic estate in Middleburg, Virginia, beginning in the 1830s, when master builder William Benton created the original house, and covering the state of the house and grounds—and its owners—into the third decade of the twenty-first century.
It is a story full of intriguing and colorful characters, beginning with the self-made, multi-talented Benton and his children. The story focuses on the mercurial Gilded Age millionaire Joseph B. Thomas, who turned Huntland into one of the nation’s premier fox-hunting facilities in 1913; the Brown Brothers, George and Herman of Houston, who ran the giant construction company Brown & Root, and purchased Huntland in the 1950s; and the accomplished polymath Betsee Parker, who restored the house, kennel, and stable to its nineteen-teens splendor, beginning in 2010 when she purchased the property. This historic preservation story has more than a few twists and turns, as well as a happy ending for this great Virginia home.
Distributed for Huntland Press, LLC