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Carters Grove back on the market

Carter’s Grove,, built from 1750 to 1755, and one of colonial America’s most impressive examples of Georgian architecture, is once again for sale . Court-appointed trustee Stanley J. Samorajczyk hired Charlottesville Realtor McLean Faulconer Inc. to market the property. The asking price is: $14.95 million The house was built for Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert […]

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Carters Grove Owner, Halsey Minor Files For Bankruptcy

Tech investor,  entrepreneur and past owner of Carters Grove,  Halsey Minor filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. He is seeking protection from law firms, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, his ex-wife and current wife, among others. He listed liabilities of between $50 million and $100 million with more […]

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Carters Grove Owner buys his own Charlottesville farm at Foreclosure

CNET cofounder and Carters Grove Owner, Halsey Minor’s $3.9 million, 200-acre Charlottesville area farm went to foreclosure auction . Can you guess who the auction’s top bidder was… CNET cofounder Halsey Minor.  According to The Hook, Halsey bought control of his foreclosed loan back for more than he owed.

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Carters Grove Owner ( Halsey Minor) worries about Foreclosure

An article in the Charlottesville Daily Progress indicates that Halsey Minor, The CNet co-founder who purchased Carters Grove here in Williamsburg, VA is having financial issues on a Hotel Project in Charlottesville, VA “The Project was to be his legacy in his hometown of Charlottesville, VA,” Minor wrote in a filing as part of his […]

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The sorry fate of tech pioneer Halsey Minor and historic VA estate Carter’s Grove

Sad story in the The Washington Post  today on the “fate” of Carter’s Grove, For 260 years, it steadfastly survived looting, flood, hurricane, earthquake, a Hollywood crew filming a now-forgotten Cary Grant movie, and a marauding Revolutionary War colonel who billeted his Redcoats there and, legend has it, rode a horse up the main staircase, […]

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Settlement rejected in Carter’s Grove bankruptcy case

A judge has thrown out a proposed settlement between millionaire Halsey Minor and Colonial Williamsburg, calling a plan to have the foundation loan Minor hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix-up the deteriorating mansion "preposterous." According to the settlement plan submitted last week, Colonial Williamsburg would advance Minor up to $800,000 to pay for repairs […]

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Colonial Williamsburg To Foreclose on Carter’s Grove

Colonial Williamsburg told employees late Thursday afternoon that it was foreclosing on Carter’s Grove LLC, the Halsey Minor entity which purchased Carter’s Grove. In a message sent out about 4:30 p.m., President Colin Campbell said Carter’s Grove LLC "has failed to make on time the final two payments due on its mortgage obligation" and is […]

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Save The James

A letter from Robert C. Middaugh, James City County Administrator Virginia Dominion Power has proposed two routes in James City County for the construction of a new transmission line. One route is in the northern part of the County and crosses the Chickahominy River, runs adjacent to Freedom Park and the two new schools on […]

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Is Halsey Minor having Financial Issues ?

  Now that the Landmark’ Hotel’s owner, ( and the owner of Williamsburg’s Carters Grove Plantation) Halsey Minor, and its developer, Lee Danielson, are locked in a legal battle over who is at fault in running up the cost of the hotel from an initial budget of around $31 million to as much as $50 […]

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