Between 1893 and 1895 a team of young architects, Poindexter and Bryant, came up with a plan to build grand, speculative homes in the heart of what became known as Richmond’s Fan District and named these formidable brick and brownstones, “Old Dominion Row”. The creative pair of architects particularly liked the height and southern exposure of the terraced lots on which the row sits and decided to build twelve, impressive, three story, 4,000+ sq ft structures on one entire side of the city block. This beautifully renovated Victorian home rests in the middle of Old Dominion Row featuring 12 stately homes that have a mixture in styles from Queen Anne, Second Empire to Romanesque Revival. This particular Poindexter and Bryant designed home features 4138 sq ft., 6 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces, 5 car garage, with all new kitchen and baths! Now is your chance to own one!
Besides its desirable location, several items make this property stand out. One, is its sheer size, 4,138 sq ft with 6 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms on the second floor with an additional two on the top floor. Ceiling heights of 10′ + are featured throughput the property. The third floor, with its bay window front, has a recent new full bath complete with the original claw foot tub. The third floor could be considered the Primary Bedroom with a grand bedroom view overlooking the Fan rooftops below with a separate dressing or sitting area, even a small kitchen could be an added option.
Another feature of the home, besides the newly renovated kitchen, laundry and baths, is that it comes with an unbelievable 52′ x 20′, 5 car, (income producing) brick garage, one garage bay even has a skylight added by the Sellers to assist with illuminating vehicle engine work during the daylight hours. These 5 garages make Fan living and parking easy. One garage is setup as a carport to accommodate larger based vehicles (Suburbans & F-150’s) , the other 4 are enclosed and are wired for electricity and each come with electric garage door opener. Carport has been wired for motion activated lighting which engages automatically when vehicles park.
Another surprising feature of this Grove Avenue property and location is how quiet living in such a densely populated area can be. The interior of this Old Dominion Row wall is 4 courses of brick thick and covered in old world craftsman, horse-hair plaster. Inside the home the Sellers have sound proofed the guest room, bathroom and laundry room with thick rock wool insulation between the walls. JBL Ceiling Sound has been custom installed to make laundry or bath time a breeze. Television areas or electrical outlets have been set aside in both bath and laundry. To help with even more sound reduction, the entire area underneath the second floor roof has been spray foamed insulated which really reduces sound and conserves heating expenses.
Heat – To heat the home the Sellers have upgraded the hot water boiler system within the last 5 years and recently installed a new hot water heater. The house comes with a total of 8 beautiful and unique fireplaces with one in each room. To assist with the radiant hot water heating, Danfoss Thermostatic Valves RA2000 have been installed by Sellers on every radiator throughout the home. These valves are capable of opening and closing on their own once the temperature has been achieved helping further to reduce associated heating costs.
Air Conditioning – Two newer package (w/ air handler contained within) units have been installed on both the second and third floor of the property. A Thermostatic Attic Fan was installed with the new white and reflective EPDM roof a few years back. It comes on when attic temperatures increase, keeping cooling costs down.
Roof – A third floor new EPDM white rubber roof was installed within the past 5 years with a well maintained standing seam seal metal roof on the second floor.
(Though no known defects; garages, fireplaces, chimneys and flues are conveyed AS-IS. Please contain this verbiage in any offers tendered.)
Features and Amenities
- Amazing Home
- Cathedral/Vaulted/High Ceiling
- Eat in Kitchen
- Energy Star Appliances
- Energy Star Skylight
- Fenced Yard
- Formal Dining Room
- Hardwood Floors
- Laundry Room
- Near Public Transportation
- Sky Light