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Historic mansion in Va back up for sale

Friday - 11/8/2013, 8:30am  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- A historic mansion in Lynchburg is back on the market after sitting dormant for several years.

The 11-bedroom, two-and-a-half story Georgian mansion, known as both the Villa of Kriselea and Villa Maria, went up for sale last Friday.

The News & Advance reports ( that over the past 100-plus years, the Villa has served as a home, a convent and Catholic school and an event space.

According to The Friends of Rivermont Historical Society's online records, the home originally was built in 1911.

The house, the carriage house behind it and 10 acres of attached land are listed for $799,900. According to city records, the property's assessed value is about $1.4 million.

An attached property that houses the former school building for the Villa Maria Academy is not for sale.


Information from: The News & Advance,

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