A secluded mansion off River Road in Henrico is being offered for sale for the first time.
The 8,000-square-foot colonial-style home at 221 Dryden Lane was listed last week for $3.49 million.
Pooh and Bill Steele of The Steele Group | Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents. The couple said they are friends with the owners, listed in county property records as Robert J. and L. M. DeLorenzo.
Robert DeLorenzo is a neurologist at VCU Medical Center and a professor in VCU’s School of Medicine. The Steeles declined to discuss the DeLorenzos’ plans or why they are selling the house, which they had built in 1991.
“The DeLorenzos designed it, even to the point of the moldings,” Bill Steele said.
The owners purchased the 4.2-acre parcel in 1987 for $175,000. The land and the house, near the railroad tracks southwest of River Road’s interchange with Chippenham Parkway, were most recently assessed by Henrico County at a combined $1.62 million.
The brick-facade house features a total of 12 rooms, including six bedrooms, 7½ bathrooms, a ground-floor master suite with luxurious adjoined master bath and walk-in closets, a library and study, and five fireplaces.
The property also has a private fishing pond, and the house includes a courtyard and deck, a three-car garage, an elevator, an unfinished crawl space and a partial basement.
Bill Steele said the property is suited for an executive or doctor “who wants to get away and have their own territory.”
The Steeles held an open house for agents a day after listing the home.
“The last home we had in this price range sold immediately, because there was an executive moving to town,” Pooh Steele said. “It should sell relatively quickly.”