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Inova Loudoun Kicks Off $20M Campaign at Selma

Inova Loudoun Hospital unveiled its “Loudoun Rising: Taking Health to New Heights” campaign Wednesday with a celebration at the historic Selma Mansion—and a head-start, thanks in part to Selma’s owners
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Aug. 15 – Sharon D. Virts Foundation Launched, Leesburg, VA

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Selma Mansion Rebirth Restoration Awarded Community Blue Ribbon Honor Project Lauded for Dedication to Local Community

Loudoun County, VA – September 20, 2016 – Owners of Selma Mansion, Sharon D. Virts and Scott F. Miller, today announced their restoration project – Selma Mansion Rebirth — has been awarded a 2016 Community Blue Ribbon by the Loudoun County Joint Architectural Review Board (JARB). Virts and Miller accepted the award with project Architect […]
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About the Property

Selma is a historic property and former plantation in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Leesburg. Selma is best known as the residence of Armistead Thomson Mason, a U.S. Senator from Virginia 1816 through 1817.

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Bedrooms

5

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Acres

50

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Baths

6

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Year Built

1814 & 1902

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Location

Leesburg, VA

Restoration

In March of 2016, the home and 50 acres (the rest of the property was sold and subdivided over the years) was purchased by Sharon D. Virts and Scott F. Miller. To the relief of historical preservationists, renovations have begun to stabilize the structure and restore the home to its former glory. Historical accuracy and preservation factor heavily into the restoration, yet will not sacrifice modern amenities. The restoration process began with the “secure and seal” phase, so named by Virts and Miller because it entailed protecting the house from vandalism as well as the elements, especially water damage. This entailed extensive repair and restoration of the roof, windows, and chimney, as well as resurfacing and sealing the exterior. Trees that had fallen on the structure were removed, as was the vegetation that had grown through the walls and floors, destabilizing the structure and nearly engulfing the home.

Virts and Miller estimate that the cost of a two-year restoration is $2 million. Once again, Selma will be a loved and treasured private home. The purchase and restoration of the property have created significant interest in the area, and their active Facebook page has over 61,000 supporters.

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