Nationally Registered Historic landmark at risk of demolition

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Photograph by Walt Lawrence

The Cornwell Farm residence in Great Falls, Virginia is one of Northern Virginia’s most significant historical properties with a 19th Century Virginia antebellum Manor House circa 1831. The property was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1977.


Located 12 miles from Washington, DC and just one mile east of Great Falls Village, the property offers 6 acres of land with the option to acquire up to 7 additional acres.

Cornwell Farm is at risk of demolition and the property developed into a 6-home subdivision. However, the developer is willing to sell the property to a motivated buyer interested in preserving the property permanently with a conservation easement.

The majority of a buyer’s investment and restoration costs can be recouped from the tax benefits generated by the conservation easement.