Salamander Resort & Spa gears up for construction of estate homes
With a first anniversary under its belt, Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg is gearing up for a second phase of development that will bring 49 luxury homes in and around the 340-acre resort.
“Launching the residential real estate component at Salamander Resort & Spa has always been contemplated for 2015. We are currently in a preliminary marketing phase, and will open a real estate showroom in Middleburg early next year,” said Matt Owen, corporate director of public relations.
Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, opened the $100 million plus resort in Virginia’s horse country in August 2013. The 168-room property, the first new luxury resort to open in Virginia in years, quickly became a site for weddings and conferences.
The company plans to extend its brand with the new home homes by offering owners a Salamander Residence Club membership, which would provide access to many of the resort’s amenities, including Salamander’s equestrian facilities.
According to Owen, the estate and village homes will range in price from $1.5 million to $3 million. Estate homes will offer 4,000 to 6,000 square feet, while village homes will be 2,700 to 4,000 square feet.
The larger estate homes will back up to 200 acres that Johnson put into a conservation easement to guard against future development. The village homes would be closest to the small town of Middleburg. Owen said the company also has the right to build a limited number of smaller cottages in the future, but it has not formalized that pricing yet.
Construction of the first phase of the home development is expected to begin in 2016.