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Residences at Salamander Holds Official Groundbreaking

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Middleburg, VA (July 21) – Residences at Salamander, the highly anticipated community rising on the grounds of Salamander Resort & Spa, has officially held its groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of vertical construction.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts and South Street Partners, the largest owner of private residential club and resort communities in the Southeast, partnered to create the luxury development, which offers 49 built-for-sale homes within the rolling landscape of the Washington, D.C.-area’s only Forbes Five-Star resort.

Located on the southern perimeter of the resort’s 340 acres and just a short stroll into the village of Middleburg’s historic downtown, site work began several months ago. Interest in this unique project has been exceptionally high, and vertical construction on the first phase of homes is now underway with target completion dates in the spring and summer of 2023. The entire development has been designed to combine luxury resort living with the charming character of Middleburg, while also not impacting the existing resort guest experience.

Nestled in the heart of horse and wine country, the homes are offered in two distinct neighborhoods: The Vineyards and The Stables. Surrounded by rolling pastures, protected old growth forestry and framed by the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the available built-for-sale offerings are anchored by homesites ranging from 0.4 to 1.3 acres and are positioned to capitalize on the surrounding panoramas.

Ranging from 3,500 to 5,500 square feet of living space, each residence will display a clean, modern, luxury farmhouse style elegantly appointed in designer tiling, high ceilings, expansive windows, and boast a banquet of high-end finishes and materials. A thoughtful pairing of indoor/outdoor living spaces encourages daily connection to the natural surroundings across all four seasons. AZEK products used on the Residences are sustainably made from up to 30% recycled material. The construction is led by Castlerock Enterprises – owned by Gretchen Yahn – which has been awarded four of the five most prestigious custom, residential building awards in the industry. Prices begin at $2.7 million for The Vineyards and $3.65 million for The Stables.

Owners at Residences at Salamander enjoy a variety of benefits and services at Salamander Resort & Spa including 24-hour concierge service, room service, overnight accommodation preferred rates, and member discounts on Salamander’s dining, spa and other resort activities. For those that choose to do so, owners may add their home to Salamander Resort’s luxury rental program. Additionally, owners receive a complimentary one-year membership at Creighton Farms Golf Club and RdV Vineyards. Reduced memberships rates are also available for Wheels Up, a leader in private aviation.

“An integral part of part of my vision for Salamander was to create a residential community that connects the vibrancy of the resort with Middleburg’s beauty,” said Sheila Johnson, the resort’s owner and Founder & CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts. “We have marked a significant step in furthering our reputation for excellence and quality, and I thank South Street Partners and the Town of Middleburg for forming a true partnership. I look forward to welcoming our first residents in the near future.”

South Street Partners is a private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and Charleston, SC, whose subsidiaries include Kiawah Island Club, Kiawah Island Real Estate, Palmetto Bluff and The Cliffs communities. South Street acts as a principal investment platform and operator, specializing in the development and management of luxury resorts and residential private club communities. The company has over $1 billion of assets under management including hospitality, residential and commercial real estate investments.

“For generations, families have been drawn to Middleburg’s mystique and its renowned equestrian and wine country lifestyle,” said Chris Randolph, Partner at South Street. “We are excited to partner with Sheila on this long-awaited offering in this area. We feel confident our background in resort real estate development paired with Sheila’s gracious hospitality and Salamander’s amenities offers an opportunity that will never again be replicated in the Greater Washington D.C. area.”

Salamander Resort & Spa is surrounded by traditional horse farms and 50 wineries within an hour’s drive. Its expansive grounds also feature miles of hiking and biking trails, indoor and outdoor pools, a zip-line course, tennis courts, and plenty of opportunities to gather and recreate. The resort has garnered worldwide acclaim for its superior service, horse country-inspired design, luxurious accommodations, lavish Salamander Spa, exceptional dining, and one of the nation’s finest equestrian centers.

A storied village, Middleburg has retained much of its original stone architecture and all of its charm. National landmarks dot the streets of the quaint hamlet, a historic draw for luminaries including Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and the Firestone family. Recognized for decades for its world-class equestrian culture, fox hunts and galas, the region has also achieved recognition for its burgeoning vineyards, distinguished antique shops, Gold Cup steeplechases and events like the Middleburg Film Festival. Geographically, the village is only a 30-minute drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, and just 60 minutes from Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit To obtain updates on the scheduled release of homesites, call (855) 441-2336.

About Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is privately owned and operated, and based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson, it has a luxury portfolio featuring the Forbes Five-Star Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, an equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; Half Moon, the storied resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which features three distinct experiences including the newly opened Eclipse; the newly renovated and reimagined Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club on Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla; Aspen Meadows Resort, a sweeping destination property located on 40 beautiful acres in Aspen, CO; Hotel Bennett, a spectacular grand hotel in Charleston, SC, overlooking the city’s historic Marion Square; and Innisbrook Resort in the Tampa Bay area, which hosts the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship each year on its famed Copperhead Course.

About South Street Partners 

South Street Partners, the largest owner of private club residential and resort communities in the Southeast – including Kiawah Island Club and Kiawah Island Real Estate, Palmetto Bluff, The Cliffs, and the Residences at Salamander – is a private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and Charleston, SC. Founded in 2009, South Street specializes in the development and management of luxury resort residential private club communities and has deployed over $500 million of equity across resort, residential and commercial properties and has over $1.3 billion of assets under management. South Street acts as a principal investment platform as well as an operating partner and co-investor for institutional partners interested in special situations, opportunistic and value add real estate investments in the Southeastern United States as well as select continental US and international markets.


Matt Owen, VP Communications, Salamander Hotels & Resorts

[email protected]; 843-991-0213

Amy Anderson, VP of Marketing, South Street Partners

[email protected]; 970.319.6592


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