4901 Charmian Road • Hillcrest

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: Hill Crest L10 PT 1 BD
HEATING: Gas Heat Pump
COOLING: Central Air
ELECTRICAL: 150 amp Circuit Breakers
TAXES: $5,601 for 2005
PRICE: $599,000


Keeping Room: 15’8” x 17’ ~ Random-width heart pine floors, old pine paneling. Early American bolection mantel with wood storage cabinet. Gas fireplace with old brick surround. Built-in bookcase/cabinets with colonial iron hardware. Crown moulding. One eight-over-eight-light window. Open to living room via bi-fold raised panel doors. Charming tavern staircase to second floor and lower level with pine balusters and turnings.

Living Room: 22’9” x 14’5” ~ Lovely light-filled room with 3 six-over-six-light windows and one triple window with 2 six-over-six windows and 1 ten-over-ten window. Three member crown moulding and wood/burning fireplace with attractive mantel and ogee surround. 12-light Dutch door leads to screened porch. Levolor blinds to convey. Random-width heart pine floors.

Screened Porch: 13’10” x 11’6”   ~ Enchanting, private spot for seasonal entertaining. Patterned brick floor, painted batten-and-bead ceiling with ceiling fan.

Hall: 3’ x 5’6” ~ Random-width heart pine floors. Tole ceiling fixture. Linen closet (2’9” x 18”) with shelving. Closet (2’5” x 2’) with double rack and shelving.

Master Bedroom: 13’3” x 13’2” ~ Random-width heart pine floors. 1 eight-over-eight-light and 1 six-over-six-light window. Ceiling fan.

Walk-in Closet: 9’11” x 7’9” ~ Hardwood floors. Exceptional storage including multi-level racks, shelving and built-ins customized by The Closet Factory. Knee-wall shoe closet and fabulous storage cabinets with Lucite-front doors – transparent and dust-free.

Master Bath: 7’10” x 5’5” ~ White ceramic tile floor, porcelain tub/shower with fabric valence. Tole ceiling fixture. Mirrored medicine cabinet. Fluted-glass globe light fixture. Vanity cabinet with Corian counter and integral sink. Four-over-four-light window.


Staircase: Pine-paneled. Axeminster-type runner.

Dining Room: 14’ x 11’ ~ Original Buckingham slate floor, painted brick walls (“Tuscany” by local artist Sunny Goode) with charming 15-light French doors leading to bluestone terrace. Colonial brass chandelier. Pair of tole wall sconces with tulip globes.

Kitchen: 13’5” x 7’6” ~ Warm, bright galley kitchen with terracotta tile floor and tile counters with decorative inserts. Triple casement windows with lighted wooden valence. Double stainless sink with sprayer. Maytag dishwasher. Whirlpool electric range/oven. GE refrigerator. Exterior 9-light door.

Eat-in Area/Laundry Room: 17’ x 8’6” (irregular) ~ Terracotta tile floor. Charming, convenient space with many built-ins including eat-in counter with wine rack, shelving for dishes, collectibles and cookbooks. Understair storage closet. GE Profile washer. Whirlpool dryer. Coldspot refrigerator. Oversized double laundry sink. Closets housing heat pump, furnace and hot water heater. Lavatory.

Family Room:  22’7” x 14’10” ~ Large, sun-drenched space with terracotta tile floor with flamingo mosaic inset and wood/burning fireplace with decorative tile hearth. Two 10-over-10 windows and 10-light French doors leading to terrace. Built-in bookcase/cabinets. Recessed lighting. Large double closet (6’x2’) with racks and shelving.


Upstairs Hall: 14’6” x 5’ (irregular) ~ Wall-to-wall Axeminster-type carpeting. Closet (6’x3’) with racks and shelving. One six-over-six-light window.

Bedroom One:  13’10” x 14’3” ~ Nicely proportioned room with charming 7’8” built-in window seat beneath triple window (2 four-over-four-light and 1 six-over-six). Two additional six-over-six-light windows. Large double closet (4’6”x 2’8”) with sliding doors. Hardwood floors. Ceiling fan.

Full Bath: 8’3” x 7’5” ~ Connecting bath for bedrooms one and two. Retro-chic black-and-white tile floor and tile stall shower. Small vanity cabinet with porcelain sink. Sconce fixtures. Medicine cabinets. One six-over-six window.

Bedroom Two: 16’ x 9’ ~ Precious eaves room with one six-over-six window and three small casement windows. Knee-wall bureau. Carpeted.

Bedroom 3:
  11’3” x 9’3” ~ Adorable, light-filled room with two four-over-four French casement windows. Knee-wall storage. Carpeted.

Full Bath: 9’10” x 4’10” ~ Tiled with decorative Delft-style details. Porcelain tub. Pedestal sink. Medicine cabinet. Six-over-six window.



Charming Clarence Huff-designed Brick and Slate Cottage: With handsome Flemish bond brick and Buckingham slate roof, this 3-story Williamsburg Colonial cottage is a gem, tucked surprisingly into the lush, secluded enclave of Hillcrest. Unexpected square footage inside belies the modest street-front façade. Slate sidewalk. Brick stoop.

Deep Corner Lot: Private lot with Charmian Road frontage on two sides. Attractive retaining walls, walkways and mature plantings.

Cobblestone driveway and parking:  Space for three cars. Cobblestone with decorative millstone inset.

Brick and Slate 1-Car Garage (Bronze weather vane does not convey).

Fully Fenced Backyard with flagstone terrace accessible from family room and dining room for gracious entertaining. Late-blooming azaleas, bulbs, English boxwood from Berkeley Plantation. Charming brick retaining walls and bluestone walkways.

Brick and Slate Tool House at rear of property



Large corner lot on quiet street in desirable family neighborhood
Handsome colonial brass hardware, breastplates
Random-width heart pine floors
Old Flemish bond brick, Buckingham slate roof (repairs and copper valleys in 2005)
New copper gutters and downspouts 2005
2-zone Gas Heat and Air, Heat Pump (new in 2005) with backup gas furnace
150 amp Electrical
Gas Hot Water Heater
Gas (1) and Wood burning (2) Fireplaces
Storm windows, Storm Doors new in 2005
Cobblestone Driveway
Screened Porch
Private Flagstone Terrace
Eveready Yearly Maintenance
Annual Termite Contract
Quarterly Pest Control Contract
Mutual Assurance



Elementary: Mary Munford
Middle: Albert Hill
High: Thomas Jefferson

Hillcrest is one of Westhampton Richmond’s most desirable family neighborhoods. Woodsy and rolling, it offers both privacy and tranquility, perfect for walking, jogging and sleigh riding. Architectural character is a pleasant mélange of styles from Colonial to Georgian to Prairie-style Modern. Centrally locally, it is convenient to schools, services and shopping in nearby Carytown and Libbie-Grove, as well as to the Interstates. The Hillcrest Neighborhood Association has annual dues of $15 and hosts a yearly party for residents.




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.