Fidelio: The ACTUAL Estate of George and Ursula Andreas Is For Sale

The late Greek businessman, artist and collector George Andreas’s tuscan-style estate in Virginia’s horse country can be yours for a mere $21 million.

Fidelio: The ACTUAL Estate of George and Ursula Andreas Is For Sale

Just last year before he lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in January 2013, George Andreas (Andreopoulos) was ranked at #11 on The National Herald‘s list of the “50 Wealthiest Greeks in America List 2012.” With a net worth of $975 million from art, real estate and other investments, he came a long way from Nazi occupied Greece.

His four-year apprenticeship with Greek portrait and landscape artist Constantine Artemis, began in 1952, at age 14, grinding pigments and mixing paints, learning about technique and studying composition. While studying with Artemis, Andreas also discovered and was inspired by the paintings of Constantine Parthenes, a progressive artist who spurned tradition.

Andreas 1,500 personal pieces of artwork were kept in a large storage space near Dulles airport. He’s extensive collection of 20th-century artists that includes Calder, Primo Conti, Miró, Rodin, and Vieri Vagnetti.

Fidelio” functioned simultaneously as home, office, gallery, and studio for the pair.

Fidelio” named after Beethoven‘s opera, this sprawling 61 acre estate is located in The Plains, VA and features a 20,000 square foot Neoclassical mansion. The front of the home features a large motor court leading to the front entry with portico. Inside, the first floor features a foyer with staircase, grand hallway that extends the full length of the house, formal living and dining rooms planking each side of the foyer both with fireplaces, a great room with fireplace and wet bar, home office, library with fireplace, galley style gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room with fireplace, garden room, 2 back staircases, 1 full bathroom and 2 powder rooms, 3-car garage and a central courtyard with wrap-around loggia and 12 sets of French doors leading to all of the main rooms. The 2nd floor of the home features the master suite, 4 additional bedroom suites and a laundry room. The vast grounds feature a swimming pool with pool houses on either side (they feature bedrooms/bathrooms, a gym and more), multiple other buildings, a lighted tennis court , formal gardens and water features, bridges and paths and a stream.

Fidelio – A 20,000 Square Foot Estate On 61 Acres In The Plains, VA

Location: The Plains, VA
Square Footage: 20,000
Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 10 bedrooms & 15 bathrooms
Price: $21,000,000

Christopher Ritzert

Christopher Ritzert
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone: ­+1 202.256.9241­
Phone: ­+1 202.333.1212­
1206 30th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia, 20007

Christie Weiss

Christie Weiss
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone: ­+1 202.256.0105­
Phone: ­+1 202.333.1212­
1206 30th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia, 20007

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