Beautiful Land with a Fascinating Tale to Tell

    Beautiful Land with a Fascinating Tale to Tell

    Oct 16, 2020

    Sharon Daniels, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Premier in Front Royal, VA, recently sold a beautiful piece of land. That might sound like a common occurrence, and for top producers like Sharon, it happens quite often. However, as it turns out, this particular piece of land has an interesting backstory.

    First, we can start with the basics. This picturesque getaway consists of just over 151 acres with frontage on South Fork Shenandoah River and had been listed for $995,000. Now, onto the intriguing part of the story. This land had been purchased in 1981 by James R. Schlesinger as a retreat for he and his family to enjoy. Those familiar with U.S. political figures will likely remember that name.

    Schlesinger served as his country under 3 Presidents. He was the Secretary of Defense under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford from 1973 to 1975. He then had the honor of serving as the first Secretary of Energy, a position created by President Jimmy Carter. He served in that role from 1977 to 1979. After serving in the Cabinet, he continued a distinguished career in the private sector, often consulting for numerous government agencies. Schlesinger passed away in 2014 and the land remained in his family until it was recently sold.

    “Real estate can be such a fascinating industry,” remarked Steve DuBrueler, Founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker Premier. He continued, “Each property has a unique story to tell and it’s always fun when that story intersects with history.” Coldwell Banker Premier is the #1 company in a 7-county region, helping over 160 more families with their real estate needs than its nearest competitor. They have 7 offices, serving VA, WV, MD, PA, and DC.

    Sharon Daniels is one of a select few sales associates that holds the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist certification. Her passion and drive, coupled with the second-to-none marketing and global reach of Coldwell Banker, make her an obvious choice for unique and luxury-level properties in Virginia and West Virginia.