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Philanthropist Edgar J. Bronfman Lists His Country Retreat

Usually when a Bronfman makes real estate news, it's Warner Music Group CEO and Seigram heir Edgar Jr., who has been treating Manhattan housing like his personal plaything for the past few years. Today, though, his billionaire pops makes headlines in a Wall Street Journal piece about the family's Charlottesville, Va., estate that's just been listed for sale. Noted philanthropist and former Seagram CEO Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. first invested in property here three decades ago, eventually amassing 540 acres of land near the Blue Ridge Mountains, an area that "made for a wonderful place for my wife and I to be creative," he said. Also on the grounds of Georgetown Farm: a five-bedroom colonial, pool, tennis court, two-bedroom guest house, artists studio, farm manager's house, show barn, hay barn, equipment barn, and feed shed. While the donkey that shows up in some of the listing photos "has already been relocated, though he protested getting in the trailer when it came time to move," everything else—even the cows are negotiable, apparently—is asking $10.3M.

· A Bronfman Family Farm [WSJ]
· 1921 Georgetown Farm [McLean Faulconer]