A historic mansion in Lynchburg has a new owner after sitting dormant for several years.
The 11-bedroom, two-and-a-half story Georgian mansion, known as both the Villa of Kriselea and Villa Maria, was sold on Wednesday.
Real estate agent Peggy McCall of Dawson Ford Garbee told The News & Advance that the buyer planned to live in the mansion but could not disclose their name.
The home originally was built in 1911. Over the past 100-plus years, the Villa has served as a home, a convent and Catholic school and an event space.
The house, the carriage house behind it and 10 acres of attached land were listed for $799,900. According to city records, the property's assessed value is about $1.4 million.