A local printing executive’s 5,800-square-foot home is the latest high-dollar listing on Monument Avenue.
The six-bedroom, 3½-bathroom house at 2230 Monument Ave. was listed last week for $1.79 million. City records list the owners as Michael G. and Laura M. Bland.
Michael Bland is president of B&B Printing and of NimbleBridge, a marketing asset management company. The UVA grad also serves on the board of trustees for Collegiate School and New Community School, according to online bios.
The Blands listed the home through Ceci Amrhein-Gallasch and Bill Gallasch of Joyner Fine Properties, whose other nine-figure listings have included mansions along Monument, the former home of Shaka and Maya Smart nearby on Park Avenue, and Bill and Pam Royall’s Tudor Revival mansion on Cary Street Road.
Gallasch said the home is notable as one of the Binswanger houses, referring to the prominent Richmond family known for its successful glass business. The home features numerous stained glass windows that showcase the Binswanger Glass Company’s capabilities.
A few doors down, the former home of Harry S. Binswanger at 2220 Monument Ave. was sold in 2014 for $1.4 million.
Gallasch said their listing is also notable for the detail in its flooring, as well as the size of its lot, which is nearly a quarter-acre.
“That’s a big plus for somebody who wants the space for kids or, coming from the suburbs, is used to a big lot,” he said.
A description for the listing notes the property’s off-street parking and two-car garage, as well as the home’s design by local architect D. Wiley Anderson.
Built in 1915, the three-level brick house’s rooms feature nine-foot ceilings, art nouveau and arts and crafts stained glass. The house also includes a kitchen designed by locally based Franko-LaFratta Construction and a master suite spanning the full front side of the home.
The Blands purchased the house in 2013 for $1.7 million. It was most recently assessed at $1.5 million, according to city records.
Farther west at 2712 Monument Ave., a mansion listed last fall for $1.72 million has since been reduced and is currently pending. And Amrhein-Gallasch represented the buyers of the Blair House at 2327 Monument Ave., which sold earlier this month.
The Binswanger family house was at 2220 Monument, not 2230. The main thing I recall from it was that it had an interior elevator, on the right towards the back of the first floor.