Filed under: Estates
Dover Hall, the home of entrepreneur Dennis Pryor, was no quick build. This 30,000 square-foot home took over five years to create. The country estate is located in the Virginia enclave of Manakin-Sabot on 55 acres of land. The home has the look of a Tudor manor and is home to a wide variety of antiques including a 19th century French iron chandelier, an 18th century gothic entrance door, vintage fireplace mantels, vintage chandeliers and all sorts of other touches that help give the new home an older feel.
The home was still construction in 1999 when the Wall Street Journal talked to Pryor about the construction of the 30-foot-by-60-foot catering kitchen which would be connected to the home's formal kitchen by an elevator and a staircase. Pryor was also profiled in 2006 in the Virginia Business magazine talking about his wine cellar, a dark stone room that features racks of wine, behind glass doors facing a unique dining area.
Most homes have bedrooms, this one has named suites, each with a distinctive style. There is an Edwardian suite, an Arts and Crafts suite with William Morris printed wallpaper, a Victorian suite, a Renaissance suite and of course an impressive master bedroom that includes two level his and hers dressing chambers with bathrooms. The basement area include a portrait gallery, pub bar, the wine cellar, a tap room, lounges and a ballroom. This home is listed at $11.5 million ($14 million including all the furnishings). After the jump, fit for a modern king.