Woltz & Associates
Jim Woltz, 540-353-4582
David Boush, 540-871-5810
Carl Carter, 205-823-3273
Carlbrook School Property in Halifax finds new owner before Woltz auction
SOUTH BOSTON, Virginia (May 6, 2016): The future of the former Carlbrook School property is looking brighter after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Roanoke approved the sale of Carlbrook’s real estate and personal property on Monday, May 2.
Carlbrook was headed for an absolute auction of the 191-acre campus, as well as all of its personal property, with Woltz & Associates hired to conduct the sale of the property. Woltz brokered the transaction of the sale.
“This was a big win for Halifax County and the Southern Virginia region,” said Jim Woltz, president of the auction company. “The new owners will do great things with the property, give a renewed future for the facility, and create employment opportunities for the area.”
The new owner is New Boston, LLC, a subsidiary of Acadia Healthcare, Inc., Franklin Tennessee. Acadia Chief Development Officer Steve Davidson said, “We are excited to be a part of the community. We have not decided what type of program that will be housed at the location and would discuss plans and options with the appropriate, city, county, and state officials prior to making any public announcements. Furthermore, we do not have specific timing on those discussions or when plans will be finalized.”
Woltz and Associates worked closely with Matt Leonard, director of economic development of the Halifax Industrial Development Authority (IDA). “We appreciate Acadia’s interest in investing in the Carlbrook project, as well as Woltz’s work in connecting them to the Carlbrook property. We look forward to continuing to develop the project with them to everyone’s benefit,” said Leonard.
Woltz and Associates, based in Roanoke, is one of the nation’s leading real estate brokerage and auction companies. Individuals seeking additional information may visit woltz.com or call 800-551-3588.
Halifax County, Virginia
Former Carlbrook School Real Estate & Personal Property
Offered in 3 Tracts
TOTAL INVESTMENT SINCE 2002 OVER $10,000,000
This property was once home to the Historic Carlbrook Plantation which is recognized within the National Register of historic places administered by the Department of Interior National Park Service. The primary residence also known as the Manor House and Carriage House portrays a Georgian Revival style and include unique landscape features. These two houses were constructed of native stone taken from the property and were both built circa 1928-1930. These two homes were designed by Luther P. Hartsook and originally built as a retirement estate and included 1750± acres. The original owners of the estate consisted of Carlton, Farmer and Boyed families.
In 2002, this property was converted into a coeducational, college-preparatory private boarding school known as Carlbrook School. In the first year it had 8 students and by the end of 2003 it had 89 students. The school was in operation for almost 14 years until it eventually closed in December of 2015.
Source: Hector Companies and Wikipedia
Location & Region
ADDRESS: 3046 Carlbrook Rd, South Boston, VA 24592
The former Carlbrook School property is located near the North Carolina border in the south-central Piedmont region of the state in South Boston, Virginia. The location of the property offers a private and secluded setting, yet only a short distance to heavily populated areas that include Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlotte and Washington DC. In addition, Halifax County is in close proximity to some of the areas most esteemed educational institutions, such as, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Wake Forest, Washington and Lee, Virginia Tech, Roanoke College and VMI.
Property & Facilities Description
The property consists of 191.26± acres of open and wooded land in a private setting and includes multiple buildings, such as, dormitories, commons building, dining hall complete with its own commercial kitchen, administrative offices and maintenance buildings. Additional features include a small lake with a stone spillway and bridge, athletic fields, basketball court, volley ball court, Frisbee golf course and numerous streams and running trails throughout making this property ideal for a multitude of uses. Current tax assessed value $6,363,114.
Carlbrook School Tax Parcels
|Parcel Map No.||Estimated Acreage (±)|
Source: Halifax County Assessor’s Office 2016
2016 Annual Taxes $35,012.58
Building Square Feet Year Built Former Carlbrook School’s Use
Manor House 7,078± 1928-1930 Administration Offices/Student Library
Carriage House ,945± 1928-1930 Arts Studio
Girl’s Dormitory Building 6,039± 2010 Girls Living Area
Boy’s Dormitory Building 9,833± 2012 Boys Living Area
Student Commons Building 14,232± 2002 Student Recreation/Offices/Classrooms
Dining Hall Building 7,188± 2005 Dining Area/Kitchen Facility
Maintenance Buildings 2,200± 2007 Maintenance/Storage/Equipment
Source: Hector Companies and Carlbrook School
The Manor House
The Manor house is a three-story Georgian Revival style home with 7,078 square feet and built circa 1928-1930. The home was constructed of stone quarried on the property and a slate roof. It was used for administrative offices, record storage and housed a library for students and faculty use. The home boasts 15 offices, 4.1 bathrooms, common lounge area, sun lounge, library, conference room and is heated by boiler heat and electric baseboard.
The Carriage House
The Carriage House is a two-story Georgian Revival style home with approximately 945 square feet. This building was used for an art projects and studies with an office upstairs. In addition to the manor house, this house was also constructed of stone quarried on the property and includes a slate roof.
Girl’s Dormitory Building
The girl’s dormitory building is a two-story building consisting of approximately 6,039 square feet of space. The stone facade construction maintains a consistent theme of architecture throughout the property. Entry Level consists of common area, workout facility, 2 washer and dryer areas, kitchenette, 6 boarding rooms (each housing multiple bunks) 2 full bathroom areas with multiple bathroom stalls and showers and a half bath off the lounge area. The Upper Level consists of common area, 2 washer and dryer areas, 8 boarding rooms (each housing multiple bunks) 2 full bathroom areas with multiple bathroom stalls and showers. Building is heated by multiple heat pumps. In addition, property includes an automatic back-up generator system and sprinkler system. This building was built in 2010.
Boy’s Dormitory Building
The boy’s dormitory building is a two-story building consisting of approximately 9,833 square feet of space. Construction consists of the same stone façade as seen in many of the other buildings. Entry Level consists of common area, workout facility, 3 washer and dryer areas, kitchenette, 10 boarding rooms (each housing multiple bunks) 3 full bathroom areas with multiple bathroom stalls and showers and a half bath off the lounge area. The Upper Level consists of common area, 3 washer and dryer areas, 12 boarding rooms (each housing multiple bunks) 3 full bathroom areas with multiple bathroom stalls/showers and a outside balcony with stairwell. Building has multiple heat pumps and includes automatic back-up generator system and sprinkler system. This building was built in 2012.
Student Commons Building
The student commons building is a spacious two-story and consists of approximately 14,232 square feet with stone façade construction. The building was used for recreational activities, private studies, offices, conference room, classrooms, and girls and boys locker rooms. The lower level features an open floor plan that encompasses the large common area with a walk out concrete patio overlooking the lake. In addition, there are 2 computer lab areas, a large classroom, storage room and two bathrooms. The upper level consists of boy’s and girl’s locker rooms, a large conference room, 2 lounge areas, 10 office spaces, computer lab and bathroom. The building has multiple heat pumps and includes automatic back-up generator system. This building was built in 2002.
The Dining Hall
The dining hall building is a single-story with approximately 7,188 square feet built in 2005. This building was utilized for student and faculty dining. It comes complete with a commercial grade kitchen and food storage area. The dining area can accommodate up to 75 guests and is beautifully decorated with multiple hanging chandeliers, recessed lighting and has open coffered ceilings including two stone gas fireplaces that extend to the ceilings on each end of the dining hall. Additional features include 2 bathrooms, coat room, storage room with cubby shelving and a large private dining area separated from the main dining hall. The exterior construction is made of stone façade. This building could be converted to a multitude of future uses such as gymnasium, spa, theater or auditorium.
The Maintenance Building
The maintenance building consists of approximately 2,200 square feet and was used for repair work, storage of tools and grounds equipment. The building is constructed of metal on a concrete slab. It features a large overhead door to a spacious garage area with 2 offices and 2 bathrooms at the rear of the building. This building and maintenance equipment storage area is located on the far northwest corner of the property out of view from the main campus area.
Utilities & Services
Fiber Optics have been installed at the property
|Sewer||Two Septic Drainage Fields|
|Police Protection||Halifax County|
|Fire Proection||Halifax County|
Source: Hector Companies
Zoning & Requirements
|Zoning||A-1 (Agricultural District)|
|Street Setback||75 Feet|
|Side Setback||15 Feet|
|Rear Setback||35 Feet|
|Maximum Building Height||N/A|
|Maximum Lot Area||2.00 Acres|
Source: Halifax County Zoning Ordinance
Economic Incentives Contact
Halifax County offers a variety of incentives to new and expanding businesses in Virginia. For more detailed information contact:
Matt Leonard -Executive Director for Economic Development in Halifax County
(434)-572-1734 ext 101
The personal property being sold at the auction consists of well maintained miscellaneous furniture, desks, chairs, couches, rugs, file cabinets, office furniture, stools, artwork, book cases, hutches, various tables, conference tables, some electronic equipment, televisions, exercise equipment, generators, John Deere 5400 Tractor and attachments, multiple vehicles, washer and dryers, window ac units and more. Detail list will be available soon.