A 10-acre estate overlooking Hermitage Country Club was the highest priced home sold in the Richmond market last month, according to the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service.
Called Greenview, the 12-room, 6,600-square-foot home at 291 Hawk Wing Drive was sold June 12 for $1.3 million.
Long & Foster agent Pam Diemer listed the property at $1.59 million in mid-May. She said the house was initially put up for sale in 2012 and had gone through two brokers by the time she was approached by the sellers, identified in Goochland County property records as Stephen and Martha Fink.
Diemer said she went to work on a plan to enhance the property’s curb appeal, including redesigned landscaping, general cleanup and improved views of the nearby golf course.
She said the seller had the driveway redone, and a roofer was brought in to clean the roof, which she said is distinctive for being made with Hendricks tile.
“That’s a permanent roof, and it almost looked black. But it was white when we finished with it,” Diemer said. “There were just a lot of things we did to attract buyers and to put the home in top condition.”
It sold within a month to Michael F. and Pamela C. Ritter, who are listed on county records as the new owners.
Built in 1995, the Georgian-style house features a tumbled brick exterior with three chimneys, a patio and a three-car garage. Its 2½ stories include five bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half baths, as well as a vaulted-ceiling sunroom.
The house and acreage were most recently valued at $1.69 million, according to the latest assessment by the county. Diemer said the 10.2-acre property is on the larger and higher end of homes in the Broad Run subdivision within the country club.
“It’s a stunning example of Central Virginia’s classic Georgian architecture,” Diemer said. “It’s just a classic, timeless home that’s always going to be in demand.”
Greenview is the latest listing for Diemer to top the area’s monthly home sales list. In March, her listing at 8333 River Road just narrowly missed the top home sale spot, coming in nearly $200,000 below a Rocketts Landing townhouse that sold for $1.87 million.
While Greenview is larger than most homes in Broad Run, it is not the largest estate around Hermitage Country Club to hit the market in recent months. In March, the former home of Jonnie Williams, the star witness in the corruption case of former Virginia first couple Bob and Maureen McDonnell, was listed for $4.9 million.
The 22-room home and 28-acre estate is located just west of Greenview, on the opposite side of the golf course. It was listed March 25, just days after the McDonnells’ home in Wyndham was sold.
Rounding out the top five listings for June were:
• 11508 Barrington Bridge Terrace, Henrico: $1.27 million
• 4708 Cary Street Road, Richmond: $1.25 million
• 35 Towana Road, Richmond: $1.25 million
• 8201 Kimbershell Place, Henrico: $1.1 million