Part of famed Casanova estate sells for $2.2 million
The Nissley family purchased eight tracts of about 50 acres each.
A large portion of a storied horse farm near Casanova sold last week for $2.2 million.
The Nissley family of Catlett acquired 405 acres of the late Edward P. “Ned” Evans’ estate. Known as the Melrose tract, along Routes 602 and 747, the property represented about one-sixth of Mr. Evans’ Spring Hill Farm holdings around the southern Fauquier village.
John D. Nissley and his family run large dairy and crop operations in southern Fauquier. They acquired the Casanova property through their Stillwaters Farm LLC.
A decade ago, the Nissleys sold the housing development rights on their 740-acre Catlett farm to the county. Fauquier’s purchase of development rights program paid $427,500 to extinguish 29 potential home lots on the farm.
The Fauquier County Circuit Court clerk’s office recorded these land transfers, Dec. 22-28:
Cedar Run District
Champ Construction Inc. to Jason T. and Amanda L. Jones, 87,122 square feet, Lot 5, Sycamore Springs Subdivision, 7011 Sycamore Springs Drive, near Warrenton, $460,850.
Trigon Homes LLC to Timothy and Krystal White, 0.93 acre, 7810 Frytown Road, near Warrenton, $397,929.
Edward Evans Farm LLC, with Edward P. Evans Foundation as sole member, to Still Waters Farm LLC, 405.39 acres (8 tracts), Rts. 602 and 747, Casanova, $2,200,000.
Carl J. and Carolyn J. Hartman to Yvonne M. and Roger Templeton Jr., 3 acres, 9262 Elk Run Road, near Catlett, $295,000.
Lucille Watson Living Trust, Peggy W. Cockrill, trustee, to Julie Russell, Lot 2, Block 3, Rhodes Subdivision, 9579 Bastable Mill Road, near Calverton, $158,000.
Allen W. and Valerie B. Weathers to Michael L. and Terry Straight and Summerfield Investments LLC, 32,604 square feet, Lot 83, Bethel Academy Subdivision, near Warrenton, $70,000.
Brian F. and Jutta M. Schermann to Elizabeth G. Newberry, Lot 355-R, Addition to Warrenton Lakes Subdivision, 7230 King William St., near Warrenton, $345,000.
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity to Quonetta L. Lewis, Lot 14, Sterling Court Subdivision, 125 Flikeid Lane, Warrenton, $220,000.
Jeffrey Reinholz to Michael B. and Elizabeth S. Fobes, Lot 17, Alexandria Heights Subdivision, 216 Louis St., Warrenton, $240,000.
Sharon Kay Maggiolo to Saeed and Marsha Ghodsi, 0.97 acre, 9599 Elihu Hill Road, near Marshall, $80,000.
Gary S. and Sandra L. Lowden to B&W Excavating & Land Clearing Co., 2.13 acres, 6566 Huntsman Lane, near Orlean, $272,500.
M/I Homes of DC LLC to Jean Luc V. and Karee A. Girard, Lot 38, Phase 14-C, Brookside Subdivision, 8047 Butterfly Way, near Warrenton, $636,297.
Trent G. and Ashley Monson to Stanley J. and Stella O. Kaminski, Lot 11, Section 2, Rolling Acres Subdivision, 5678 Linden Court, near Warrenton, $295,000.