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Sully Plantation

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c. 1794. VA 28 (5 miles south of Dulles Toll Road, .5 mile north of U.S. 50, 4 miles north of 1–66). Identified with a sign and open to the public
  • Sully Plantation (Bill Sublette)

Overrestored and too pretty, still Sully, built for Richard Bland Lee, younger brother of Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, provides a glimpse of less pretentious homes of the late eighteenth century. It is not a mansion but a rambling farmhouse, fronted by a wide (original) piazza decorated with scalloped eaves. The interior woodwork is particularly fine. The farmstead includes numerous outbuildings of interest, among them a stone dairy and servants' structure covered with pargeting, or stucco set with small stones, which is rare in Virginia. It is operated by the Fairfax County Parks Authority.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Sully Plantation", [Chantilly, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 61-61.

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