Carr's Hill, also known as the University of Virginia President's House, is a historic home located near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia. Carr's Hill was built in 1906, and is a two-story, five bay brick dwelling in the Colonial Revival style. It features a prominent double-height pedimented portico in the Doric order a slate covered hipped roof, and two tall chimneys. It was designed by the prominent architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. The house overlooks the university chapel and the "Academical Village." Also on the property are the contributing Guest Cottage (c. 1840), Buckingham Palace (1856), the Leake Cottage (c. 1870), carriage house (1908), the landscape (site), and two iron capitals (objects) that were salvaged from the ruins of the Robert Mills Rotunda Annex after the 1895 fire.[3]

Carr's Hill
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Carr's Hill, April 2013
Carr's Hill is located in Virginia
Carr's Hill
Carr's Hill is located in the United States
Carr's Hill
Location1910 Carr's Hill Rd., in Charlottesville, Virginia
Coordinates38°02′17″N 78°30′15″W / 38.03806°N 78.50417°W / 38.03806; -78.50417Coordinates: 38°02′17″N 78°30′15″W / 38.03806°N 78.50417°W / 38.03806; -78.50417
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Builtc. 1840, 1856 (1856), c. 1870, 1906, 1908
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Southern Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #08000340[1]
VLR #002-5082
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 23, 2008
Designated VLRJune 6, 2007[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. ^ Kelly Spradley-Kurowski; John Milner Associates; Marc C. Wagner (May 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Carr's Hill" (PDF). and Accompanying four photos