Historic House Listings

Monday morning stunner! It was almost demolished in 1980! Circa 1898. $839,000

September 10, 2018

Simply amazing! And just think, this was almost demolished in the 1980’s! That built in bed in one room, I guess it’s a built in bed, that is stunning! Montrose was built in 1898. Located on 1.27 acres in Henrico, Virginia. Situated in the Hermitage Road Historic District. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,518 square feet. $839,000

From the Zillow listing:


“Montrose” is a rare and fine example of the Romanesque Revival style by noted architect D. Wiley Anderson with a storied history. Having fallen into disrepair, it narrowly missed demolition in the 1980’s, the wrecking ball in place! Deemed too important to lose, concerned parties including Historic Richmond Foundation succeeded in saving this neighborhood gem. Built in 1898, highlights include hand-cut granite columns and arches, 11′ ceilings, rich wainscoting, original custom plaster work and 12 rooms of gracious scale set on 1.27 acres in the Hermitage Road Historic District. The spacious kitchen was recently freshened with newly painted cabinets. A grand entrance hall opens to elegant parlours, and a charming study. Four bedrooms and 3 baths as well as a study/library comprise the second floor. Porches front, side and back, an 1880-square-foot garage with workshop, fruit trees, large specimen trees and a pair of antique iron pergolas make this unique property an inviting escape from busy city life only minutes away. Original details remain throughout while modern updates make this 4500 square foot “castle” relevant for today. Truly one-of-a-kind.

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