THE PLAINS, VIRGINIA – A masterful expression of timeless neoclassical architecture, the estate known as “Fidelio” was designed by the current owners for the purpose of showcasing their significant art collection and to graciously entertain guests.  The floor plan was carefully designed to allow for multiple pieces of art to hang in each room without being exposed to direct sunlight. The owner dedicated each room in the house to a specific artist, creating a curated experience similar to a museum. There are also special architectural niches designed for their exhaustive sculpture collection.


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The hand-painted coffered and cross-beamed ceiling, arched mahogany doors, and limestone mantel make this distinguished living room the perfect place to put exquisite art work on display.


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The “Terrarum Notarum” (“The Known World”) ceiling fresco by Patrick    Shields defines the spectacular library.  The exquisitely detailed millwork including Corinthian pilasters and built-in bookcases bring out the stunning Neoclassical design.  


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The reception gallery sets the stage for a lavish interior and features vaulted ceilings and limestone floors. Niches provide the ideal spot for the owner to display their magnificent statues.


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The property also includes an art studio which features abundant work space, high ceilings and ample for storage for all unique works of the art collected. The seller was an artist and used this as an active studio, as well as a private gallery.
From the reclaimed floors to the fireplaces dating back to the medieval period, Fidelio is truly a work of art. With every piece of art fitting seamlessly into its own place, the owners created a unique and tailored home. Fidelio is a one-of-a-kind home that compliments the extraordinary lives inspired to embrace these extraordinary spaces.

$15,000,000 USD | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty