4501 Seminary Avenue, Richmond, Virginia

in Historic Ginter Park


LEGAL: L1 BC 70.00 x 233.00
BUILT IN: 1933
HEATING: Gas, hot water radiators; heat pump
COOLING: Central Air
HOT WATER: Gas, 58 gallons
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2811 finished, 1149 unfinished
ELECTRICAL: Circuit Breaker Panel Box
TAXES: $6288 with tax abatement credit until 2016
PRICE: $425,000

FIRST FLOOR DESCRIPTION – 9’ ceiling height

Exterior Entrance: Brick and slate Colonial design with dentil detail on fascia under slate roof. Reeded columns and pediment with more dentil detail, pair of carriage lamps. Straight walkway from street sidewalk to wide steps between a pair of brick knee walls with classic flowering planters. Pair of wrought iron hand railings. Cobblestone-edged planting beds.

Front Entrance Hall: 15’1” x 7’ ~ This warm and welcoming room has a raised panel 2-light front door with brass mailslot, peephole, and storm door. (Sentimental, engraved brass family doorknocker does not convey.) Pair of copper sconces with scroll details, bronze and wavy glass carriage light decorative hanging fixture. Original telephone niche, wall shelf with braided leather detail, clock, and coat rack. 5’ wide arched opening to the Living Room and 5’ wide cased opening to the Dining Room. Staircase to Second Floor with wool sisal runner. Stucco walls. Hardwood floor.

Living Room: 23’1” x 13’ ~ Fabulous stone gas fireplace with wooden mantel and terracotta tile hearth. 2 pairs of large windows. Hexagonal bronze and wavy glass decorative light fixture. Stucco walls. Two 15-light doors to Sun Room, 5’ wide arched opening to Front Hall. Hardwood floor.

Sun Room: 19’1” x 9’ ~ Exposed brick wall. Ceiling fan and beadboard ceiling. 9 large double pane windows on 2 walls, decorative reeded columns. Pair of 15-light double pane French doors to Rear Yard. Wall-to-wall Berber-type carpeting.

Dining Room: 14’3” x 13’ ~ Bronze multi-arm chandelier with silk shades. Two pairs of large double pane windows. Raised panel door to Kitchen. Hardwood floor.

Kitchen: 16’ x 12’10” ~ Fully renovated with wonderful Tuscan look with exposed brick wall, maple Kraftmaid cabinetry (wall cabinets have wavy glass fronts) with built-in wine storage, backsplash of “tumbled limestone” ceramic tiles, 21 running feet of counters in a U-shape with a granite countertop. Pantry cabinet with 6 pairs of raised panel doors (2 pairs with wavy glass fronts), lazy Susan base cabinet, trash and recycling corner, microwave area with shelf and 6 small square drawers. Large deep undercounter mounted stainless sink with Euro-style pull-out faucet/sprayer under large double pane window with custom bordered Roman shades. 4’2” long work island with a bullnose-edged granite countertop and storage below. 7’6” long L-shaped breakfast bar counter with bow-front bullnose-edged granite and 3 stainless mesh pendant lights. Raised panel door to pantry closet with multiple shelves. GE Profile stainless refrigerator-freezer with water and ice on the door. GE Profile stainless dishwasher, Jenn-Air dual fuel range with 4 gas burners, a gas griddle component, and an electric oven. Bulletin board, smoke detector, Trane heat pump thermostat. Recessed lights. Large tile “limestone” ceramic tile floor, laid on the diagonal. Open to the Family Room.

Family Room: 12’7” x 9’9” ~ Sun-drenched space with light pouring in on 3 sides. Pair of 15-light French doors with glass transom and a pair of large double pane side windows with Palladian arches leading to brick steps to the Rear Yard’s aggregate patio. 2 large double pane windows on each side wall. Pair of built-in Mirage stereo speakers. Recessed lights. Large tile “limestone” ceramic tile floor, laid on the diagonal. Open to the Kitchen.

Back Hall: 8’ x 4’6” ~ Surprising with one wall on the diagonal! Alabaster sconce. Raised panel doors to Lower Level, First Full Bath, and coat closet. Smoke detector. Hardwood floor.

Hall Bath: 7’1” x 6’10” ~ Pair of built-in corner cabinets with display shelves and cabinets below with “sea glass” pulls. Corner shower with 3 sides of glass and mosaic tile surround. Beadboard wainscoting, pedestal sink, wrought iron towel ring. Large window, recessed lights. Raised panel door to Back Hall. Hardwood floor.

SECOND FLOOR DESCRIPTION – ceiling height 8’6”

Center Hall: Stairs with wool sisal runner, pair of banister railings on either side of stairwell. Trane heat pump thermostat, smoke detector. Decorative ceiling light fixture. Deep linen closet with multi shelves. Raised panel doors to 4 Bedrooms, Second Full Bath, and staircase to Third Floor. Hardwood floor.

Master Bedroom (Front Right): 14’ x 13’2” ~ Bronze and glass decorative ceiling fixture on rheostat. 2 large windows on 2 walls. Raised panel door to deep closet with rod and 2 shelves, Master Bath, and Center Hall. Hardwood floor.

Master Bath: 7’ x 7’ irregular ~ Cobalt blue glass wall-mounted sink with large mirror and 6 globe lights above. Shower with seamless glass door and slate tile surround, honeycomb black-and-white tile floor. Walls are floor-to-ceiling slate tiles. Large window. Synthetic wood floor.

Second Bedroom/Guest Room (Front Left): 13’ x 11’9” ~ Sunny with 2 large windows on 2 walls. Raised panel door to closet with rod and shelves. Hexagonal decorative ceiling fixture. Hardwood floor.

Third Bedroom (Rear Right): 13’ x 9’2” ~ Raised panel door to closet with rod and shelf. Bronze and glass decorative ceiling fixture. 2 large windows on 2 walls. Hardwood floor.

Fourth Bedroom (Rear Left): 9’6” x 8’10” ~ Painted beadboard wall. Large window. Raised panel door to closet with rod and shelf. Raised panel door with 4 glass panes to 17’ x 14’8” private deck with banister railing. Hardwood floor.

Second Full Bath: Pedestal sink, medicine cabinet with inset mirror, pair of frosted glass sconces. Ceramic tub/shower with glass splash door and “limestone” ceramic tile surround with inset mosaic tile border. “Limestone” ceramic tile wainscoting with inset mosaic tile border. Raised panel door to Center Hall. Synthetic wood floor.


Office/Rec Room: 34’4” x 14’9” ~ Wonderful use of space for multiple purposes! Beadboard long walls, exposed brick end walls with carpeted seating ledges. 3 windows with Roman shades. Track ceiling lights. 2 Fahrenheat heaters, individually controlled. Carpeted staircase to Second Floor. Wall-to-wall carpeting.


Basement: 3 rooms of unfinished space with painted brick walls and painted concrete floors. Storage Room: 22’6” x 16’ ~ one window, wall sconce, large standing wash basin. Door to crawl space room, wooden steps with railing to First Floor. Laundry/ Utility/ Workshop Room: 22’6” x 20’6” ~ two windows, Half Bath, Kenmore washer and dryer (these convey “as is”), A. O. Smith gas hot water heater, Lennox gas boiler, electrical circuit breaker panel box. Storage Room: 11’ x 9’10”.


Front Yard: Serene sweeps of grass to house. Plantings include dogwoods, oaks, variegated euonymus. Irrigation with Toro controls.

Back Yard: Fully fenced with wide steps from both Sun Room and Family Room. Aggregate patio. Children’s jungle gym. Plantings include acuba, azaleas, dogwoods, hosta, Leland cypress, liriope, mahonia, and pampas grass. Irrigation with Toro controls. Garage: One-car, brick with metal roof, in SE corner of property, currently used for storage and to house bicycles.


Holton Elementary, Henderson Middle, Marshall High


Classic brick and slate construction with tall ceilings and hardwood floors
Fully renovated and expanded Kitchen/Family Room
ADT Security
Tax abatement credit until 2016
Wonderful flow for entertaining
Good light all day long
Wonderful friendly neighborhood with convenient Rec Center and Pool
Easy access to interstates



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.