1231 Rothesay Circle • Richmond, Virginia 23221

This fabulous family home will captivate you with its abundant charm and comfortable style of living, both indoors and out! Sunny, spacious first floor draws you out onto the expansive deck and into the many marvelous garden rooms. Ideal for old-fashioned, carefree living and creative childhoods!

Detailed Property Information

LEGAL: [179.85 x 221.04] Irregular Lot .000 Acre(s)
BUILT IN: 1951 (This is only the second occupant of the property.)
HEATING: Oil fired hot water baseboards downstairs, oil fired hot water radiators upstairs, Electric baseboards in Florida/Dining Room, Fourth Bedroom, and Fourth Full Bath.
COOLING: Two zone Central Air (wall a/c unit in Fourth Bedroom works but precedes installation of Central Air throughout whole house)
HOT WATER: Electric
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2877 finished, as per appraiser 4/2005
ELECTRICAL: 200 amp Circuit Breaker Panel Box
TAXES: $4473 in 2004
PRICE: $ 515,000


Front Entrance Hall: 12’9” x 7’ ~ A welcoming entry with pair of sconces. Guest coat closet with double hat rack, shelf, hardwood floor. Deep linen closet. Hardwood staircase to 2nd floor. Pair of French doors to Living Room, doors to Family Room/Guest Room and Master Bedroom. Hardwood floor.

Living Room: 23’10” x 16’8” ~ Wide opening from Front Entrance Hall. Large 17’ picture window. 11’3” curved wooden mantelpiece, slate hearth, brick surround. 6’ built-in lighted bookcase with cabinets below. Six windows overlooking Florida/Dining Room. Raised panel door and step down to Florida/Dining Room; raised panel double bi-fold doors and step up to eat-in Kitchen. Hardwood floor.

Kitchen: 20’6” x 15’6” ~ L-shaped. Spacious 9’4” x 8’7” eat-in area with plenty of room for a table and chairs. 4’6” wet bar area with undercounter KitchenAid icemaker and stainless bar sink. Three 6-light glass front cabinets above, drawers and cabinets below. U-shaped kitchen workspace area with copious cabinets, roll-out tray shelves, undercounter roll-out trash can area, corner Lazy Susans (both up and down), vertical tray storage. Whirlpool Gold Quiet Wash Plus dishwasher, built-in Whirlpool microwave, Whirlpool electric Accubake smooth top stove. Large stainless single bowl sink with single lever tall curved chrome faucet/sprayer, soap dispenser, In-Sink-Erator disposer. Washer and dryer hookups, built-in folding ironing board. Five windows with mini-blinds overlooking front and rear gardens. Door to side entrance, driveway, and rear garden. Door to basement. Recessed lights. Hardwood floor.

Florida/Dining Room: 22’3” x 9’3” ~ Three pairs Pella sliding glass doors, with screen doors, to Deck. Three glass transoms above. 9’ ceiling height. Ceiling fan, recessed lights, rheostat. Electric baseboard heat. Raised panel door and step up to Living Room, raised panel Dutch door and steps up to Kitchen. Slate floor.

Master Bedroom: 22’5” x 13’9” ~ Large room with a very private feeling. Tall 6’ wide built-in bureau with nine drawers, drop-down desk. Opposite wall has 13’9” of built-ins, including two bureaus with three drawers each, two drop-down desks, and corner shelving. Four drawers under 7’+ windowseat. Two walk-in closets with two rods, many shelves, one with full-length mirror. Five windows, two with mini-blinds. (Angled windows on south side wall allow one to leave the windows open when it is raining without the worry of rain coming in.) Doors to front Entrance Hall and First Full Bath. Wall-to-wall carpet over hardwood floor.

Master Bath: 11’10” x 4’7” ~ Unusual 4’ square “honeymoon” tub/shower with ceramic tile surround. Pedestal sink, recessed arched mirrored medicine cabinet, two recessed shelves. Vent fan, heat lamp. Recessed lights. One 2-light window. Doors to Master Bedroom and Second Full Bath. Vinyl floor.

Second Full Bath: 11’10” x 4’5” ~ Unusual 4’ square “honeymoon” tub/shower with ceramic tile surround. Vanity with cabinets below, recessed arched mirrored medicine cabinet, recessed shelf. Vent fan, recessed light. One 2-light window. Doors to Master Bath and Family Room/Guest Room. Vinyl floor.

Family Room/Guest Room: 18’2” x 11’5” ~ Large closet with two rods, shelves. Four 2-light windows, venetian blinds. Doors to Second Full Bath and Front Entrance Hall. Hardwood floor.


Utility/Storage Room: 20’ x 15’ ~ Workbench, cabinetry, extra shelving. More washer and dryer hookups, laundry sink. Half Bath area (conveys in “as is” condition as it hasn’t been used in many years). Door to exterior steps to rear garden. Crawl space access door. Five windows. 200 amp circuit breaker panel box. 80 gal Ruud hot water heater. New Yorker oil boiler.


Center Hall: 14’9” x 6” ~ Coat or storage closet. Two 2-light windows with mini-blinds. Staircase to 1st floor. Doors to Computer Room and Front Hall. Wooden square parquet floor.

Computer Room: 10’2” x 7’10” ~ Floor-to-ceiling 7’ wide bookcases with storage cabinet. Two 2-light windows. Radiator. Doors to upstairs Center Hall, Third Full Bath, and Second Bedroom. Wall-to-wall carpet, possibly over wooden square parquet floor.

Second Bedroom (Front Right): 14’8” x 13’8” ~ Two closets. 26’ of sliding door undereave storage. Overhead light. Two 4-light windows with mini-blinds. Radiator. Doors to Computer Room and Third Full Bath. Wooden square parquet floor.

Third Full Bath: 11’6” x 8’2” ~ Ceramic tub/shower. Vanity with cabinets below, arched mirrored medicine cabinet. Nutone vent fan, overhead light. Two recessed undereave storage areas. One 4-light window. Radiator. Doors to Second Bedroom, Computer Room, and Front Hall. Vinyl floor.

Front Hall: 15’6” irregular ~ Two sliding door undereave storage areas, one 7’8” wide and one 3’9” wide. One 4-light window with shade. Doors to Third Full Bath, upstairs Center Hall, Third Bedroom, and Fourth Bedroom. Wooden square parquet floor.

Third Bedroom (Rear Center): 14’6” x 8” ~ Double doored 8’7” louvered closet. Two 4-light windows with mini-blinds. Radiator. Doors to Front and Center Halls, Fourth Full Bath. Wooden square parquet floor.

Fourth Full Bath: 9’9” x 4’ ~ Ceramic tub/shower. Nutone vent fan, overhead light. Recessed mirrored medicine cabinet. Full length mirror. One 4-light window with mini-blinds. Electric baseboard heat. Doors to Third and Fourth Bedrooms. Vinyl floor.

Fourth Bedroom (Front Left): 22’ x 11’3” irregular~ Built-in bookcase with cabinets below. Walk-in closet, hardwood floor. Two undereave storage areas. Four 4-light windows with shades. Wall air conditioner unit (from before central air was installed). Electric baseboard heat. Doors to Front Hall, Attic, Fourth Full Bath. Hardwood floor.

Attic: 15’ x 12’ ~ Walk-in storage. Fully floored.


Deck: 25’ x 22’3” ~ Expansive two level Deck with plenty of room for casual dining and lounging on the 45’ of built-in perimeter benches. Two 6’ built-in planters. Draped with clematis and jasmine, shaded by a grand old dogwood and huge oakleaf hydrangea, this is truly the perfect place for relaxing with both friends and family!

Rear Yard and Garden: Several beautiful garden rooms beckon you as they wrap around the Deck and lead hither and yon with slate flagstone paths. Plantings include acuba, azaleas, bleeding hearts, boxwoods, clematis, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, forsythia, hollies, hosta, hydrangeas, hyacinths, Japanese anemones, pink jasmine, oakleaf hydrangeas, lilies-of-the-valley, magnolias, mahonia, nandina, narcissi, Otto Luykens laurels, pachysandra, peonies, pines, poppies, rhododendrons, climbing roses, Lenten roses, Solomon’s seals, snow-on-the mountain, tulips, Virginia bluebells, and viburnums, Beyond all this is a custom-made children’s playhouse, a picnic area, large wildflower gardens, and a working gardener’s corner with compost heap and heeling-in area. Also a basketball hoop with a small concrete practice court, two tool houses and a fenced potting area. In addition, there is a remarkable 100’ side yard that allows the possibility of an addition to the house of almost any size.

Children’s Playhouse: 10’ x 6’ ~ Custom-made by the current owner’s husband with a picture window, four working windows, two window boxes, and two in-eave birdhouses -- a total delight for all ages! Composition roof.

Two Tool Houses: The larger is 12’ x 8’ and has two windows and plenty of space for tools of every kind. The smaller is 8’ x 7’ and fits a riding lawnmower and several bicycles. Between the two is a spacious, fenced, slate floored potting area with an actively used potting bench.


Mary Munford Elementary School,
Albert Hill Middle School
Thomas Jefferson High School


Large Light-Filled Rooms
Renovated Eat-in Kitchen
Lush Low-Maintenance Plantings in Front Yard
Marvelous Garden Rooms in Rear Yard
Many Spaces for Children That Foster Creativity


Rothesay Circle has traditionally been a well-kept secret as a quiet enclave behind Windsor Farms. The residents here enjoy their circular street, with little or no traffic, as life settles easily into the calmer pace of yesteryear in this secluded setting. Whether you prefer privacy or companionship, there is a shared camaraderie among those who are fortunate to live in this area.



Dede Deane Irwin   804-301-7808
Associate Broker, ABR, e-PRO, GRI

Lisa Ruffin Harrison   804-337-2578
Realtor, ABR, e-PRO, GRI

Joyner Fine Properties   804-270-9440
319 Maple Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226


All information contained herein was obtained from sources deemed reliable but no warranty is intended, either expressed or implied. All measurements are approximate.