Windsor Farms house, Goodwin home top March sales

A 5,600-square-foot Colonial Revival on Wakefield Road in Windsor Farms sold March 20 for $1.75 million. (Courtesy CVRMLS)

A 5,600-square-foot Colonial Revival on Wakefield Road in Windsor Farms sold March 20 for $1.75 million. (Courtesy CVRMLS)

The homes of a local house restorer and a member of a prominent Richmond family topped the area’s highest-priced residential sales last month.

The top sale was a 5,600-square-foot Colonial Revival at 203 Wakefield Road in Windsor Farms that sold March 20 for its list price of $1.75 million, according the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service. The renovated six-bedroom, seven-bathroom house previously was owned by Laurie Petronis, an area house restorer.

Petronis listed the house Dec. 12 with Long & Foster agent Jolanda Knezevich, who said she immediately received multiple offers and put the house under contract within days. She said the original offer is the same one that went to closing.

“It is a very unique, high-quality, high-end home that had a lot of people holding their breath and hoping something would go wrong with the deal so they could jump in,” Knezevich said. “I had calls from the agents until the day we closed.”

The house was purchased through Harvard Alley LLC, according to city property records. Fellow Long & Foster agent Margaret Wade represented the unknown buyer.

A 5,700-square-foot colonial-style house in the Meadows at Manakin neighborhood sold March 30 for $1.5 million. (Courtesy CVRMLS)

A 5,700-square-foot colonial-style house in the Meadows at Manakin neighborhood sold March 30 for $1.5 million. (Courtesy CVRMLS)

Petronis has since downsized to a house on Riverside Drive, closing on it last month for $1.72 million – the second-highest area home sale in February.

The second-priciest sale in March was 836 Dover Bluff Place, a 5,700-square-foot colonial-style house in the Meadows at Manakin neighborhood in Goochland County. The five-bedroom, 5½-bathroom house on nearly 5 acres sold March 30 for $1.5 million, below its Oct. 21 list price of $1.59 million.

The sellers were W. Hunter Goodwin III and Crystal Goodwin, according to county property records. Hunter Goodwin is the son of Richmond businessman and philanthropist Bill Goodwin Jr. and a principal at Riverstone Group, the family’s real estate development firm.

Online county records did not reflect the transaction or list the buyer as of Monday.

The Goodwins were represented by Long & Foster’s Scott Ruth. Michael Bolton of Fairway Real Estate represented the buyer.

The Goodwin family is no stranger to million-dollar home sales around Richmond. Last year, Matt Goodwin – Hunter’s brother and a fellow principal at Riverstone – purchased a home near the University of Richmond for $5.5 million, one of the priciest home sales in the area in years.

Rounding out the top five sales for March were, according to data from the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service:

  • 4125 Mountain Road, Henrico: $1.22 million
  • 2006 Monument Ave., Richmond: $1.07 million
  • 16013 Fawley Road, Hallsley, Midlothian: $1 million

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