2007 Stuart Avenue • Richmond, Virginia 23220

 

2007 Stuat Avenue

 

Situated on a premier block in Richmond’s Fan District,
this 1911 brick and slate Colonial Revival is elegant and infinitely livable.
Lustrous floors and high ceilings, original mouldings and fixtures, and a
generous layout complement an idyllic elevated full front porch, rear courtyard terrace
with parterre gardens, and, of course, the coveted brick garage!


LEGAL: 28.00 x 129.75
BUILT IN: 1911
HEATING: gas boiler, hot water radiators
COOLING: central air
HOT WATER: gas, 50 gallons
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3205, as per appraiser
TAXES: $ 7284 for 2012
PRICE: $ 755,000

 

EXTERIOR ENTRANCE

A pair of brass and wrought-iron railings flank the steps, a landing and another few steps and you are above the street and in another era, enjoying summer afternoons with friends on a fabulous full-front 21’9” x 7’ covered Porch. Five Corinthian columns, a wide banister railing with handsome balustrades, a bead-board ceiling, and a brass carriage light ceiling fixture, on a rheostat, add to the ambiance. The original arched stained glass fan light, complete with the house number, highlights the front door with its inset beveled glass panel, and a brass mailslot. Beveled glass side lights flank the front door and an oval brass Historic District plaque attests to the 1911 construction. Gardenias scent the porch while a mature dogwood provides beauty as well as privacy.

 

FIRST FLOOR DESCRIPTION – 9’10” ceilings

Entrance HallFront Entrance Hall:   32’5” x 7’11” ~ Lovely entry room with one of seven original fireplaces, also with an impressive mahogany mantel, part of the matching trio on this floor, and four columns, two shelves, and an inset beveled mirror. The hearth and surround are the original white “subway” tiles highlighted by the original iron Art Nouveau-style fireplace frame and the “summer screen” covering the grate. Original brass and white glass globe ceiling light fixture, on a rheostat. Two stately Corinthian columns flank the opening to the Living Room. Vector Security. Three-member crown moulding, unusually tall baseboards, and random width wood floors. This is the beginning of a rare but complete front-to-back 65’9” long Hall.

The wide turned staircase with its landing, massive newel posts with urn finials, and Colonial balustrades is highlighted by an original large ovalstained glass window with a wide frame and a bordered sisal stair-runner. Raised panel wainscoting on the staircase side as well as on the door to the understair storage. One 3’10” wide window with privacy glass, ruched linen curtains. Wonderful buffet storage or the perfect place for a quiet reading nook located under the staircase. Oversized raised five-panel doors to the Rear Hall and to the Family Room, a pocket door to the Dining Room, and a 7’10” opening with a pair of Corinthian columns to the Living Room.

Living RoomLiving Room:  13’9” x 13’7” ~ Triple 6’ tall double hung windows with bull’s eye medallion detail gives you a 7’6” wide view of the Fan cityscape, with louvered bi-fold shutters for privacy and crowned with the original stained glass fan light with a rising sun motif echoing that above the front door. The original fireplace has the same tall and imposing wooden mantel, second of the trio, with four columns, two shelves, and an inset beveled mirror. The hearth and surround are the original “subway” tiles, the original iron Art Nouveau-style fireplace frame, and the “summer screen” covering the grate. One of three identical and original brass chandeliers, on a rheostat. Three-member crown moulding, unusually tall baseboards, and random width wood floors. Pair of 6’ wide pocket doors to Dining Room.

Dining Room:   13’8´x 13’7” ~ Two 6’ tall double hung windows with bull’s eye medallions, storms and screens, and heavy silk moiré balloon shades flank the original fireplace, with the third of the trio of original wooden mantels and its four columns, two shelves, and inset beveled mirror. The hearth and surround are the original “subway” tiles highlighted by the original iron Art Nouveau-style fireplace frame and the grate’s “summer screen”. The second of three identical original brass chandeliers, on a rheostat. Esso thermostat. Three-member crown moulding, unusually tall baseboards, and random width wood floors. A pair of 6’ wide pocket doors to the Living Room, a pair 4’ wide to the Front Hall, and one 6’ wide to the Family Room.

Family Room:  18’3” x 14’ ~ Large comfortable room with two 6’ tall double hung windows with bull’s eye medallion detail, storms and screens, and heavy silk moiré balloon shades. This original fireplace has a wooden beaded-edge original mantel with four columns, two shelves, and a beaded-edge inset beveled mirror. The hearth and surround are the original “subway” tiles highlighted by yet another original iron Art Nouveau-style fireplace frame and “summer screen” grate cover. One of three original unusual brass chandeliers, on a rheostat. Three-member crown moulding, unusually tall baseboards, and random width wood floors. There is a raised five-panel door to the Kitchen Hall and another on the diagonal at the Front Hall, each with the original operable glass transoms and original brass hardware.

Kitchen Hall:   9’3” x 7’8” ~ Original built-in six-light double doored china cabinetwith raised panel double doors to storage below. A milk glass ceiling light fixture is on a rheostat. Unusually tall baseboards, random width wood floors. Open to Rear Hall, raised five-panel door to the Kitchen.

Rear Hall:   33’4” long with an oversized raised five-panel door to the Front Hall, Two 3’10” wide windows with privacy glass, ruched linen curtains, and bull’s eye medallions, raised five-panel door to Basement. Original brass single light wall sconce with adjustable light. Glass panel door with tortoise bamboo Roman shades and storm door to Rear Porch. Rear staircase to Second Floor with railing, batte-and-bead board paneling on rear staircase wall. Three-member crown moulding, unusually tall baseboards, and random width wood floors.

Kitchen:   14’2” x 12’ ~ Sleek mid-century modern look with birch wall and base cabinets with black Corian countertops. Four-shelf bookcase, microwave niche, 5’9” long breakfast bar. Three shelf, sliding glass door display cabinet. 7’4” tall multi-purpose storage cabinet with two pairs of glass-front doors, six open shelves, twelve wine cubbyholes, and five drawers. Stainless GE Profile refrigerator with glass shelves and freezer drawer, Dacor black and stainless gas range with continuous platform grates, sealed gas burners, five cooking modes including convection, and a self-cleaning oven. Brown vent fan with light, KitchenAid dishwasher. Seamless double bowl white Corian sink with disposer, sprayer, and white Euro-style fixtures. Shoji-style grid ceiling light fixture; over cabinet lighting on a rheostat. Two 6’ tall double hung windows with bull’s eye medallion trim and tortoise bamboo Roman shades. Raised five-panel door with the original operable glass transom and original brass hardware to Kitchen Hall. Inset glass panel door with tortoise bamboo Roman shades and screen door to Rear Porch. Checkerboard ceramic tile floor.

Full Bath:   8’ x 6’9” irregular ~ Unusual curved-front vanity with white Corian top, seamless white Corian sink, lower wooden cabinets, large mirror. White ceramic tile shower. One 6’ tall double hung window with bull’s eye medallion trim, ruched linen curtain. Iron and milk glass globe ceiling light fixture on a rheostat. Random width wood floor.

 

LOWER LEVEL DESCRIPTION

Utility/Storage Room:   20’6” x 18’ ~ Incredible storage. 200-amp electric panel box. A. O. Smith 50 gallon gas hot water heater. Burnham gas boiler. Three 3-light windows. Full moisture barrier on exposed crawl space and insulation attached between joists the full length of the first floor. Batte-and-bead board paneling on side of staircase. Brick walls.

 

SECOND FLOOR DESCRIPTION – 9’8” ceiling height

Front Hall:   21’ ~ This is the beginning of another complete front-to-back 65’9” long Hall. Original brass and frosted etched single bulb wall sconce with adjustable light. Raised five-panel door to walk-in closet with eight shelves, four stainless steel rods, and hardwood floor. Stained glass panel with a flaming torch design has a wide frame with bull’s eye medallion detail and is inset into the wall of the First Bedroom and viewable from both sides. Raised five-panel doors with operable glass transoms and original brass hardware to all four Bedrooms. Whole house fan. Access to Attic. Random width wood floor.

Rear Hall:   21’4” ~ Arched opening from Front Hall with three turned decorative corner trims. Carrier thermostat. Two 3’10” wide windows with privacy glass and ruched linen curtains. Original brass and frosted etched single bulb wall sconce with adjustable light. Random width wood floor.

First Bedroom (Front):   23’1” x 14’6” ~ Arched 9’ wide opening to sleeping area with four turned decorative corner trims, stained glass panel inset into wall. Three 6’ tall double hung windows with louvered bi-fold shutters. One of a trio of identical original brass and frosted etched glass four-arm chandeliers, on a rheostat. One of a trio of matching original mahogany mantels on this floor, each with a pair of acanthus leaf brackets, original “subway” tile surround, and the original arched iron coal firebox. Picture moulding, unusually tall baseboards, and random width wood floors. Raised five-panel door to Second Bedroom.

Second Bedroom (Center Front):   15’4” x 14’4” ~ Two 6’ tall double hung windows with custom Roman shades flank the second of a trio of identical fireplaces with original mahogany mantels embellished with a pair of acanthus leaf brackets, original “subway” tile surround, and the original arched iron coal firebox. One of three identical original brass and frosted etched glass four-arm chandeliers, on a rheostat.  Picture moulding, unusually tall baseboards, and random width wood floors. Raised five-panel doors to First and Third Bedrooms and Front Hall.

Third Bedroom (Center Rear):   18’7” x 14’3” ~ Two 6’ tall double hung windows with custom Roman shades. The third of a trio of identical fireplaces with original mahogany mantels embellished with a pair of acanthus leaf brackets, and a center leaf and ribbon medallion. Original “subway” tile surround and the original arched iron coal firebox. Rheostat. Picture moulding, unusually tall baseboards, and random width wood floors. Raised five-panel doors to Second Bedroom, Front and Office Halls.

Office Hall: 8’ x 7’ ~ Another quiet space just to pause and appreciate your surroundings. Random width wood floor. Raised five-panel doors to Second Bedroom, Full Bath, Fourth Bedroom/Office. Attic access. Rear staircase to First Floor.

Full Bath:  8’2 x 7’ ~ Custom vanity was made from a 19th century base, topped with thick limestone, serpentine bow-front façade, vessel sink with goose-neck faucet. Original cast iron tub with stainless steel shower hardware. Kohler toilet. One 6’ tall double hung window with linen balloon shade. Antiqued brass one-light wall sconce. Unusually tall baseboards, chair railing, and random width wood floors.

Fourth Bedroom/Office (Rear):   14’ x 12’ ~ Two 6’ tall windows with tortoise matchstick Roman shades. Ceiling fan with light. Raised five-panel doors to 6’ wide closet with shelf and stainless rod, and to Laundry Room. Inset double pane glass panel door with tortoise matchstick Roman shades and screen door to private Rear Balcony. Random width wood floor.

Laundry Room:   7’6” x 5’10” ~ One 6’ tall window with tortoise matchstick Roman shades. Front-loading Whirlpool Duet/Sport washer and dryer, 14” deep Florestone laundry sink. Pair of Asian-inspired espresso-colored slatted wood shelves, burlap covered pendant globe ceiling light fixture. Random width wood floor.

 

OUTSIDE DESCRIPTION

CourtyardRear Terrace:  17’10” x 16’2” ~ Brick with brick bordered garden beds and parterre plantings including Gumpo azaleas, camellias, crepe myrtles, Daphne Odora, English boxwood, ferns, fig vine, hostas, hydrangea, photinia, rhododendron, Lady Banks roses, Knock Out roses, Chindo viburnum, star jasmine, variegated acuba, variegated hydrangea. Square Asian stone fountain. Two brick walkways to alley, one with arched gate. Alley is adorned with New Dawn climbing roses.
   
Garage:  17’ x 14’8” ~ Brick one-car with electric door, center drain, standing seam roof, and pair of fifteen-light French doors to Terrace. Plenty of hooks for tool storage. Electrical panel box governs the large car door and also an outlet behind the stone fountain.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • All doors in Family Room, Kitchen, and all Bedrooms have the original operable glass transoms and original brass hardware
  • Floors are a combination of pine, oak, and wormy chestnut
  • Front façade, and significant portion of brick walls, have been re-pointed
  • Gutters and downspouts have been replaced with oversized aluminum
  • Roof on main house has been completely removed and re-sheathed
  • 2nd floor balcony has been re-sheathed and sealed
  • Air conditioning has been installed
  • All major Kitchen appliances have been replaced

 

Owner has the third original chandelier for the Third Bedroom that matches the First and Second Bedrooms and will reattach it before closing.

Amazingly, from 1911 until 1984 two generations of the same family lived in this house; the current owner acquired it in 2001 and is only the third owner.

 

EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED BY:

Dede Deane Irwin   804-301-7808
Associate Broker, ABR, e-PRO, GRI
DedeDeaneIrwin@gmail.com  

Lisa Ruffin Harrison   804-337-2578
Realtor, ABR, e-PRO, GRI
LisaRuffinHarrison@gmail.com

Joyner Fine Properties   804-270-9440
www.JoynerFineProperties.com
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.