Middleburg, Virginia /March 10, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — One of Middleburg, Virginia’s most prominent commercial properties is on the market for the first time in over 60 years.
Listed for $5.9 Million by Bundles Murdock and Laura Farrell of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, The Fun Shop Property — located at 115 West Washington Street — represents one of the largest and most notable commercial opportunities in Virginia’s prestigious Hunt Country.
Featuring The Fun Shop’s primary retail storefront, the listing sits on nearly one acre of land and includes three additional single family residences which are located on three separate lots. Serving as a primary anchor to Middleburg’s West End and Historic District, the listing is zoned for commercial use but offers residential and mixed-use development possibilities. The property neighbors significant local institutions such as The National Sporting Library and Museum and the Middleburg Community Center.
“As a resident of the Middleburg community, it’s rare to see an investment opportunity of this significance in such a prominent downtown location,” says Bundles Murdock of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
Founded in 1956 by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Allen, The Fun Shop has served as a pillar of Middleburg’s retail landscape for decades.
Mr. Allen, a notable photographer, kept his studio in one of the listing’s storefronts. Specializing in equine photography and family portraiture, Mr. Allen was best known for his iconic photographs of Jacqueline and John Kennedy, which were taken at the Kennedy estate outside of Middleburg.
“We hope the future owners of this property will appreciate its rich history and the role The Fun Shop has played in the community,” says Betsy Allen, the proprietor of The Fun Shop and the current Mayor of Middleburg.
Established in 1787, Middleburg, Virginia is regarded as one of America’s most beloved small towns. Home to tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks, and a variety of restaurants and high-end shops, Middleburg is surrounded by some of the nation’s most cherished estates, horse farms, and rural landscapes and serves as a renowned destination for Washington, D.C. day-trippers and weekend visitors alike.
“Thanks to the conversation efforts of several generations of local landowners, Middleburg remains a notable exception to the widespread development of Northern Virginia,” says Murdock. “As stewards of this special community, we look forward to finding a buyer who shares our vision and our values.”
About TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is the exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate for the Washington Metropolitan Region. With seven offices located strategically across Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, our 400 real estate professionals are ranked among the highest performing in the nation, and are regarded for their integrity, professional service, and community leadership. Through our relationship with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty produces extraordinary results for our clients by leveraging proprietary global marketing, cutting edge digital strategies, and unrivaled access to the most affluent and discerning global clientele. To learn more about TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, visit ttrsir.com.
About The Middleburg Group
The Middleburg Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is a selection of seasoned, conservation-minded country and equestrian real estate agents located in Middleburg, Virginia.