HOUSE OF THE DAY: Ex-Wife Of Media Mogul John Kluge Lists Her Virginia Estate For $48 Million

patricia kluge, Albemarle House

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The Virginia estate of Patricia Kluge, a philanthropist and ex-wife of TV mogul and Metromedia founder John Kluge, is for sale for $48 million.Sotheby’s has the listing.

She is also auctioning off the contents of the estate, know as Albemarle House, on June 8 and 9, according to The New York Times. An open house will be held May 31–June 6.

The 933 items range from $70 for a set of seven Majolica dinner plates to $1 million for an 18th-century Qing dynasty automaton clock. Sotheby’s estimates that the auction will earn $9.5 million.

Patricia Kluge, a former belly-dancer and pinup model, kept the house (and received a settlement of $1 billion) in an amicable divorce from her husband John Kluge, founder of Metromedia.

John was ranked the richest man in the U.S. with $5.2 billion in 1989.

Albemarle House in Charlottesville, Virginia

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45-room neo-Georgian country home

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Living-room

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Dining-room

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Dining-room

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Study

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Corridors

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Master bedroom

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Kitchen

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Movie theatre

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Stables

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Art in the garden

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Impeccable landscaping

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More garden details

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More untamed parts of the estate grounds

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The garden is a labyrinth that you need several days to explore – the estate takes 300+/- acres.

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Gothic-style chapel

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Green house

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Vegetables or rare flowers – the choice is yours.

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A guest cottage

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View from the terrace

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The yard

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The mansion is built in an English country style.

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Albemarle House is neighbours to some of Virginia's greatest and most important estates including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland.

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