213 Banbury Road• Richmond, Virginia 23221 • $729,000


213 Banbury Road


This charming clapboard Colonial was built for comfortable, casual living! Beautiful formal rooms and
quality construction details plus a large Kitchen open to the Family Room, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths,
a private skinny-dipping Pool, and a Gillette-designed garden complete this enticing property!

LEGAL: Windsor Farms Lot 8 Block 31 140.00x195.00 Irregular Lot
BUILT IN: 1949
HEATING: Heat pump (2011), radiant heat, baseboard heat
COOLING: Central air
HOT WATER: Gas, 50 gallon
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4200, as per appraiser
TAXES: $ 8,640 for 2011
PRICE: $ 729,000


Exterior Entrance: Custom raised 8-panel front door with two leaded glass panes, brass door knocker and mailslot. 8’2” Front Porch with metal pagoda-like roof, decorative wrought iron panels on three sides, and a brick floor. Brass mailbox. Brick-edged slate walkway to street. Colonial lamppost at walkway to street and neighborhood sidewalk.

Front Entrance Hall: 16’1” x 10’7” irregular ~ Arched entrance from front door. Raised panel doors to Basement and to Guest coat closet with rod and two shelves. Cased openings to Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen; raised panel pocket door to Study. Hardwood stairs to Half Bath on landing and to Second Floor. Honeywell programmable thermostat for 1st floor heat. Multi-member crown moulding, grasscloth wall covering, chair railing, hardwood floor.

Living Room: 22’ x 15’1” ~ Lovely, large room with wide cased opening from Front Hall. Three windows (one 8-over-12 pane, one 8-over-8 pane, and one 30 pane picture window) all with wooden mini blinds and wooden cornices. Wood-burning fireplace with faux-painted stone mantel with dentil detail, recessed panels, and fluted columns. Multi-member crown moulding, chair railing, hardwood floor. 15-pane door to Florida Room.

Florida Room: 15’ x 13’1” ~ Panoramic view of Front and private Rear Yards with 1950-designed Charles Gillette garden filled with mature azaleas and more. 15 floor-to-ceiling Thermopane windows with wooden mini-blinds on three sides with sliding glass doors to Rear Yard. Multi-member crown moulding. Thermostat-controlled baseboard heat, central air. Wall-to-wall carpet.

Study: 12’2” x 10’6” ~ Charming secluded room with raised panel pocket door and painted tongue and groove paneling. Corner wood-burning fireplace with brick hearth and surround, floating mantel. One 8-over-8 window with wooden mini-blinds. Four floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases with cabinets below. Hardwood

Dining RoomDining Room: 14’1” x 13’7” ~ Serene formal room made for family meals as well as lavish entertaining. Two custom built-in corner cabinets with arched trim and shelves above raised panel cabinets. 12 pane French doors with two 12 pane side lights and a pair of screen doors open onto a Tennessee stone terrace. Honeywell programmable thermostat for 1st and 2nd floor radiant heat. Rheostat. Multi-member crown moulding, chair railing, hardwood floor. Pair of 3-panel French doors to Kitchen. Chandelier is of sentimental significance to owner and does not convey.

Stairs to Second Floor: A graceful sweep of handsome balustrades and four newel posts with brass ball termini. Half Bath at landing. Thermostat for air conditioning for 2nd floor. Neutral carpet over hardwood.

Half Bath: 6’6” x 3’7” ~ Private. Shell-shaped pedestal sink and decorative crystal drop light fixture. Vent fan. One 4-over-4 window with wooden mini-blinds. Rheostat. Ceramic tile floor. Raised panel door to Staircase landing.

KitchenKitchen: 15’1” x 14’6” ~ Efficient open floor plan with over 22’ of counter space and cabinets galore. Built-in KitchenAid side-by-side refrigerator-freezer with cabinetry fronts, KitchenAid Whisper Quiet dishwasher with cabinetry front, Jenn-Air electric downdraft range with self-cleaning oven. Microwave niche. Corner ceramic double bowl sink with Euro-style faucet and KitchenAid disposer. 6+’ long breakfast bar peninsula with cabinets below. Corian countertops with ceramic tile backsplash. Three 4-over-4 side-by-side windows with plantation shutters, ceiling fan, crown moulding, multiple recessed lights on rheostat. Floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinets. Open to Family Room, pair of 3-panel French doors to Dining Room. 12” Italian terracotta ceramic tile floor.

Family RoomFamily Room: 19’7” x 18’2” ~ Wood-burning fireplace with raised brick hearth and surround, mantel. Two 8-over-12 windows with plantation shutters. Floor-to-ceiling bookcase and raised panel cabinets with computer area on pull-out shelf behind cabinets. 5’3” bar area with ceramic tile counter, rollout trays in under counter cabinetry, Whirlpool icemaker. Wall cabinets for glassware. Honeywell thermostat for Kitchen & Family Room heat, recessed lights. Multi-member crown moulding, hardwood floor. Raised panel pocket door to Rear Hall.

Rear Hall: 14’ x 4’8” ~ Two closets, 8+’ long, with raised panel sliding doors (one a utility closet with Rheem hot water gas boiler, one a storage closet). Laundry area. 15-pane door to driveway with 5 pane sidelight, raised panel door to 5th Bedroom. Multi-member crown moulding, recessed lights, 12” Italian terracotta ceramic tile floor.

Laundry Area: Convenient location. Kenmore washer and dryer. Wall cabinets for storage, three wire bins on wall. Recessed lights. 12” Italian ceramic tile floor.
Fifth Bedroom: 19’9” x 19’9” irregular ~ The coveted First Floor Bedroom suite! Great for an alternate Master or a separate Guest Room. Two 6-over-6 double pane replacement windows plus one octagonal window. Private Fourth Full Bath. Raised panel double doors to 6’ wide closet. Multi-member crown moulding, smoke detector, hardwood floor..

Fourth Full Bath: 7’8” x 5’10” ~ Private. Fiberglas tub/shower. Venetian marble vanity. Decorative lights. Nutone vent fan. Vinyl floor.


Utility/Storage Room: Stairs down from Front Entrance Hall to this storage space with utilities. Ultra gas boiler, Ruud gas 50 gallon hot water heater, American Standard electric heat pump. Two 200 amp electric panel boxes. Walkout with 6-pane raised panel door and screen door.


Hall: 17’ x 7’8” irregular ~ Deep Linen Closet with six shelves, hardwood floor. One 8-over-8 window with mini-blinds. Multi-member crown moulding, smoke detector, chair railing, grasscloth wall covering. Raised panel doors to Master Bedroom, Second Bedroom, and Third Bedroom. Wall-to-wall neutral carpet over hardwood floor.

Master Bedroom (Front Right): 16’2” x 15’3” ~ Wood-burning fireplace with brick hearth and surround, Colonial mantel. Two 8-over-8 windows with mini-blinds. First closet 5’6” x 4’6 with double row of shelves on three sides, rods on two sides, hooks. Second closet 5’5” x 3’3” is in a separate small room with large 6’5” x 3’2” mirror and track lighting. Raised panel pocket door to Second Bedroom. Multi-member crown moulding, hardwood floor. Private Bath.

First Full (Master) Bath: 7’4” x 5’6” ~ Marble threshold. Tub/shower with glass doors. Recessed lights, vent fan. Vanity with sink and raised panel cabinet below. 5’6” x 3’4” mirror. Raised panel door to deep linen closet with three shelves, rack, hooks. One window with mini-blinds. Wall-to-wall carpet over ceramic tile floor.

Second Bedroom (Rear Center Right): 14’ x 12’3” irregular ~ Two 8-over-8 windows with mini-blinds. Raised panel door to 4’ wide closet. Pull-down stairs to Attic. Hardwood floor.

Attic: Several good-sized areas of floored storage space, one with 14’ long steel pipe for plenty of hanging clothes racks. Two gable vents with winter covers, temperature-sensitive automatic fan in summer.

Third Bedroom (Rear Center Left): 14’4” x 14’ irregular ~ Two 8-over-8 windows with mini-blinds. Pair louvered panel doors to 6’2” wide closet with rods, shoe racks, and shelves. Hardwood floor.

Hall Extension: 11’ x 3’6” ~ Huge mirror 10’ x 3’10”. Raised panel doors to Second Full Bath, Fourth Bedroom. Crown moulding, chair railing, smoke detector. Wall-to-wall neutral carpet over hardwood floor.

Second Full Bath: 11’ x 8’8”5 ~ Square 4’ tub/shower with two seats, ceramic tile tub/shower surround. Vanity with sink and cabinets below, 5’ x 3’10” irregular mirror. Linen closet with three shelves. One 6-over-6 window with mini-blinds. Deep ceramic tile ledge under window for decorative objects or convenient stack of towels. Ceramic tile floor

Fourth Bedroom (Front Left): 14’5” x 12’3” ~ Large room with pair of 8 pane windows, wide recessed niche with built-in seating, drawers and shelves, and closet rods. Closet with full-length mirror on door, hardwood floor. Small reading nook with built-in bookcase and 4-over-4 window with mini-blinds. (Bookcase is on wheels and can be rolled out to uncover a large hideaway space behind it.) Hardwood floor. Door with full-length mirror to Private Bath. Raised panel door to Rear Hall.

Third Full Bath: 8’5” x 4’3” ~ Private. Marble threshold. One 6-over-6 window with mini-blinds. Shower with glass doors and ceramic tile surround. Marble vanity with sink, raised panel drawers and cabinets below. 3’7” x 3’5” irregular mirror with 3-light mirrored decorative fixture, mirrored switchplate. Nutone vent fan. Beveled full-length mirror on back of door to Fourth Bedroom.12” marble tile floor.


Rear Yard: Designed in 1950 by famed landscape architect, Charles Gillette, according to Genius in the Garden by George Longest (page 182). The much-coveted mature plantings include multiple varieties of azaleas as well as acuba, boxwood, crepe myrtle, dogwoods, hollies, hydrangea, locust, magnolias, mahonia, pyracanthus and daffodils, hosta, Siberian iris, and more. A completely private Rear Yard like this is extremely rare in Windsor Farms. Multiple entrance points create a wonderful flow for large parties. Privacy fence, pool fence, and picket fence with gate.

Terrace: 20’ x 17’ ~ Private. Tennessee stone floor. The perfect size for outdoor breakfasting or afternoon cocktails, with seating ledge or retaining wall on three sides. Accessed from the Dining Room, it opens into the Rear Yard.

Front Yard: Lush sweep of grass to street is punctuated by brick-edged slate walkway and neighborhood brick sidewalk. Plantings include azaleas, boxwood, daffodils, dogwoods, Japanese maples, etc. Long windowbox under Kitchen windows. Mature plantings along east property line. Decorative picket fence with gate on west side separates Front and Rear Yards.

Side Driveway: Convenient location of asphalt driveway with parking for two adjacent cars right at side door to house and rear entrance to the pool. Attractive 6’ long clapboard garden tool shed, with own slate roof and double doors, is built around the Family Room chimney and is attached to the house, creating a screen for the private covered Side Entrance. Mature plantings along property line shield this area as well. Charming metal weathervane with rooster can be seen on top of Family Room chimney cap.

PoolPool: 32’ x 16’ ~ Lovely custom JoPa pool, highlighted with a triple band border of blue mosaic tiles, has a graceful semi-circular walk-in steps area as well as a 5’ long seating niche in the deep end. Storage bin in rear for pool floats, etc. Equipment room is located along rear of house, accessed by door from Rear Yard. Automatic systems include a Tiger Shark pool vacuum, an automatic chlorinator, and automatic fill feature. Baker-Hydro filter system, new 2012 motor by Motors USA, and assorted pool equipment and supplies, wall cabinets for storage. Hunter Pro-C irrigation control box, Rheem Criterion gas furnace for First Floor Bedroom.


  • The neighborhood of Windsor Farms
  • Five Bedrooms (including a First Floor suite)
  • Four and a half Baths (3 are private)
  • Four wood-burning fireplaces
  • Large Kitchen that is open to Family Room with fireplace and wet bar
  • Charles Gillette-designed garden
  • Private Tennessee stone terrace
  • Completely private JoPa Pool
  • Full Irrigation system covers Front and Rear yards as well as Pool area
  • Formerly overhead electric wires have been relocated underground so outdoor parties can have a tent erected in Rear Yard
  • Quality construction details in the French cut true-divided-light windows, multi-member crown moulding, hardwood floors, and slate roof



Windsor Farms was Richmond’s first planned subdivision, incorporated in 1926, and has long been considered the premier place to live in Richmond’s West End. With the offices of both Windsor Farms Inc. and Class A Lawn Service right in the center of the neighborhood, there is easy access to the corporation’s staff, the lawn maintenance crew, and many planned neighborhood events.

There are also many Civil War battlefield breastworks and lush common areas, all well-used by the residents, that make one appreciate even more this revered neighborhood and its many amenities, including the museums of Agecroft Hall, a 15th century English Tudor disassembled there and reassembled here, and the Virginia House, constructed from the materials of a 16th century English manor.

Windsor Farms is only minutes from downtown, the Fan District, the Libbie and Grove area, and the River Road Shopping Center for work, shopping, and dining convenience. Several Interstates are nearby as well. You really cannot find a better neighborhood for yourself or your family.



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.