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After shopping for a bigger home with a river view final 12 months, a neighborhood lawyer couple is placing a multimillion-dollar price ticket on the lake-view residence they’re now trying to unload.
Amy and Steven Williams have put their eight,200-square-foot home at 900 Westover Street available on the market. The five-bedroom, 4½-bathroom home overlooking Byrd Park’s Shields Lake has an asking worth of $2.65 million.
The century-old, Mediterranean-style home hit the market Monday after showing as a “coming quickly” itemizing every week earlier. Joyner Positive Properties’ Karen Stephen has the itemizing, which had a no-show interval till Thursday.
Stephens, who additionally represented the Williamses in their nearly $3 million purchase of 1224 Rothesay Circle final 12 months, mentioned the couple has since been renovating that residence and is now able to put the Westover home up on the market.
Amy is a accomplice at downtown regulation agency Hunton Andrews Kurth, whereas Steven, additionally an lawyer, is retired. Amy additionally based Amy’s Military of Most cancers Warriors, a neighborhood nonprofit supporting most cancers analysis and VCU Massey Most cancers Middle.
Stephens mentioned the couple put in a comparable effort on Westover, including gardens with a terrace and fountains to the property’s double lot, which totals about three quarters of an acre.
Metropolis property information present they paid $1.05 million. The newest metropolis evaluation valued the property at $1.83 million.
In-built 1922 and designed by architect Isaac Skinner for James Crass, founding father of the Central Coca-Cola Bottling Co., the Italianate brick home has been written up over time as a standout instance of 20th century structure. At greater than eight,000 sq. toes and on a double lot, it additionally stands out amongst its neighbors in William Byrd Terrace.
“After they first known as me, I have to’ve requested them two or thrice, ‘Why do you wish to have a look at one other home? Why would you wish to transfer,’ as a result of I’ve all the time thought their home is likely one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen in Richmond,” Stephens mentioned.
“I do know that’s not what you normally hear out of your Realtor if you name her to take a look at an costly residence in Rothesay, however that’s what I replied with,” she mentioned.
Renovated with fashionable upgrades, the Westover home encompasses a portico that opens to a middle corridor and curved staircase. The main bedroom features a Kohler Effervescence bathtub with an infinity edge tub and steam bathe.
The property features a carriage home with extra house for friends, a playroom and two-car storage. Outdoors, a swimming pool separates the buildings from the gardens, terrace and fountains.
Stephens mentioned she is advertising and marketing the itemizing with a canopy unfold in native journal Estates & Properties, in addition to by means of Joyner’s platform and on social media. She mentioned Amy’s social media attain by means of Amy’s Military would give the itemizing a further enhance.
Stephens mentioned she’s acquired inquiries on the itemizing because it turned energetic Monday, and he or she had about 25 folks signed up for an agent preview and lunch she hosted on the property Thursday. She mentioned excursions of the house and gardens could be carried out in adherence with social distancing — one thing she mentioned could be simpler given the property’s measurement.
“There’s loads of room within the gardens for social distancing,” she mentioned. “The home is a bit over eight,000 sq. toes, so there’s loads of house for folks to roam and never overlap one another.”
By Friday, the home had been put underneath contract and was listed as pending.
The home isn’t the one seven-figure itemizing on Westover Street. A number of doorways down, a new-construction, modern-design home at 810 Westover stays on the market after hitting the market for nearly $2 million final 12 months. The 5,400-square-foot home has since come down in worth to simply under $1.9 million.