Another $1 million-plus residential listing leapt off the market in less than a week in July.
The West End home at 210 Virginia Ave. sold for $1.95 million on July 3, making it the highest-priced residential sale in the Richmond market last month, according to the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service (CVRMLS).
Alice Sharp, an agent with Long & Foster, listed the property April 14 and had it under contract two days later.
“The reason I think it sold so quickly is there is no other home in Richmond like it,” she said. “It’s Georgian. It was built in 1928. It has amazing architecture.”
Some of the home’s accents include a hand-carved walnut family room, solarium and the same style of wallpaper Jackie Kennedy put in the White House.
The sellers of the nearly 6,000-square-foot home were Sharp’s parents, Charles and Yvonne Gold. They’d lived there since 1997.
They added the home’s solarium and restored the gardens that were designed by noted early 20th century landscape designer Charles Gillette.
The buyers were Douglas R. Cornell Jr. and Jana Michelle Suyes. They were represented by Lucy Williams and Kitty Bryant, agents with The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty.
Williams said Cornell works in technology and the pair had been looking for the perfect home for a couple of years.
“They loved the location on Virginia Avenue. That’s what really sold them,” Williams said.
The house has six bedrooms, three full baths and three half baths and sits on about an acre.
The sale marked the second month in a row that the region’s highest-priced listing found a buyer almost as soon as it hit the market.
In June, Re/Max Commonwealth agent Jim Brook got a full-price $1.89 million offer on an 8,000-square-foot Goochland mansion the same day it went on the market.
Sharp’s Virginia Avenue listing went for about $129,000 less than its original $2.07 million asking price.
“They go pretty quickly if they are well-maintained like this and in a great location,” Williams said.