In 1847 Alexander Garrett, the first bursar of the University of Virginia, purchased property in Charlottesville upon which his son built a Greek Revival manor circa 1847. The estate was named for seven oak trees that bore the names of Virginia presidents. One remains, the Thomas Jefferson—a grand oak that reposes on the front lawn today. Such is the sense of history that envelops the bucolic hundred acres. Situated on a knoll commanding the Blue Ridge Mountains, the landmark impresses with its massive fluted Ionic columned portico and copper roof. Inside the luxurious 6,870-square-foot interior, rare antique pine floors and high ceilings distinguish classic firelit settings. Recalling early days, a historic colonial village of outbuildings attends, from tenant houses and stables to a charming 2,800-square-foot poolhouse.