Historic House Listings

Stunning! “Glen Roy”, Circa 1927. On 261 acres in Virginia. $9,980,000

August 12, 2019

What a stunning home and estate! “Glen Roy” was built in 1927. It is located on 261 acres in Henrico, Virginia. The estate was owned by the Fleetwood Garner family since 1945. He was an aviator and prominent businessman. The home was designed by noted architect, W. Duncan Lee. The gardens were designed by noted landscape architect, Charles Gillette. Glen Roy has 1/2 mile of river frontage along the James River. The property has its own boat dock and boat ramp. There is a pool, pool house, tennis courts, caretaker’s cottage and an airplane hangar. Eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 11,318 square feet. $9,980,000

From the Zillow listing:


“Glen Roy”, owned by the Fleetwood Garner family since 1945, is a unique 260-acre suburban river front estate located between River Rd and the James River. The main residence, an 11,000 + sq ft Georgian country home, was designed by noted Virginia architect W. Duncan Lee & was built in 1927. The surrounding grounds and gardens were designed by the widely acclaimed landscape architect, Charles Gillette. Approached by a scenic paved ½ mile driveway, the stately residence rests on a prominent hill surrounded by 100 acres of uplands & 160 acres of lowlands with trails. With ½ mile of James River frontage, Glen Roy has its own boat dock & ramp which provide access to 10 navigable miles of smooth water west of Bosher Dam.  The estate is supported by many improvements including a recently renovated 60×30 pool & brick pool house, fenced tennis court, a caretaker’s cottage, airplane hangar, offices, sheds and various storage buildings. Located in the heart of Richmond’s most fashionable West End, Glen Roy is just a few miles from UR, VCU, upscale Richmond shopping districts, and the financial district. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Virginia’s finest estates.


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