Source: Huffington Post
Although best known for her film roles, extravagant jewelry and many marriages, Elizabeth Taylor also had a stint as a politician's wife and dual owner of a huge cattle spread in Virginia.
Taylor's former home is listed on the Middleburg real estatemarket for $10,250,000. Taylor and former Virginia Sen. John Warner owned the cattle farm during their marriage from 1976 to 1982. Taylor played the role of politician's wife with grace, Warner said in a statement after Taylor's recent death.
"She was my "partner" in laying the foundation for 30 years of public service in the U.S. Senate, representing Virginia, a state she dearly loved," Warner said.
He explained that his farms - one 2,700-acre piece of land as well as the 225-acre property currently on the market - were one of the things that attracted the silver screen legend to move to Virginia.
"I'm very happy and contented being out to pasture as the wife of a country squire," Taylor was quoted in People Magazine in 1977. "I've never felt so much at home."
Taylor and Warner sold the Middleburg farm shortly before their divorce. A cattle farmer purchased the home and built a stone manor home on the property in 1990.
The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home features a tile entry with curving staircase, gourmet kitchen, work-out room, stone fireplace and built-in custom cabinetry. Large windows open up to views of the rolling estate. The property is a working cattle farm and includes a barn, silo, machine sheds, manager;s apartment and feeding facilities.
The listing is held by agent Kimberly Spear of Keller Williams Realty.