In a busy month for $1 million-plus home sales, a nearly 10,000-square foot fully furnished estate with James River frontage was the highest-priced house sold in the Richmond area in April, according to the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service.
The Chesterfield mansion, at 12001 N. Enon Church Road, went for $2 million on April 7.
According to the listing, the 14-acre property has a barn, a pond and a dock on the James. Included in the sale – along with the home’s seven bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms on four levels – were the seller’s Mercedes and a pontoon boat.
Realty agent Cabell Childress, who listed the property, said there were two offers.
“The No. 1 selling feature on that property was the fact that it had absolutely phenomenal views of the James River,” said Childress, of the Cabell Childress Group with Long & Foster.
The estate was on the market for about four months, Childress said. It was initially listed for $2.9 million. That was an “aggressive” price the seller wanted to test out, he said.
Joy Lee Dolan sold the house to Cordell and Terri Preciado, according to Chesterfield County records. Childress said Cordell Preciado, who could not be reached for comment, represented himself in the sale.
Dolan used the property as a vacation house to be closer to family, Childress said. Richmond wasn’t quite as warm as she hoped, so she decided to sell, he said.
According to CVRMLS, the estate was one of seven $1 million-plus houses that sold last month in the area, although Childress said that figure didn’t surprise him.
“April’s pretty much the peak of the spring market,” he said.
According to CVRMLS figures, 17 $1 million-plus houses sold locally in the second quarter of 2013, compared with six in the first quarter of that year.
Joining the property in the April’s $1 million-plus club were:
• 745 River Road in Goochland County, $1.84 million
• 509 Walsing Drive in Mooreland Landing in Henrico County, $1.31 million
• 2507 Maple Hall Court in Founders Bridge in Chesterfield County, $1.2 million (previously owned by a Ukrop)
• 2531 Maple Hall Court, also in Founders Bridge, $1.17 million
• 11808 Oak Point Court in Barrington West in Henrico County, $1.17 million
• 2205 Loreines Landing Court in McCabes Grant in Henrico County, $1.07 million