HOUSE OF THE DAY: Ex-Wife Of Media Mogul John Kluge Drops The Price Of Her Virginia Estate By $76 Million

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The Virginia estate of Patricia Kluge, a philanthropist and ex-wife of TV mogul and Metromedia founder John Kluge, has a new price tag of only $24 million (via C’ville Bubble Blog).

This is a huge discount from the initial listing price of $100 million back in October 2009. The price was dropped to $48 million in the spring of 2010.

The massively discounted property is still listed at Sotheby’s.

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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