A nearly 30-year-old home near the Country Club of Virginia topped area home sales in a month that had three other million-dollar transactions across metro Richmond.
The 5,400-square-foot house at 30 Rio Vista Lane in Richmond’s Hampton Hills neighborhood sold Oct. 4 for $1.48 million, below its July 23 list price of $1.55 million.
City property records list the buyers as Scott and Holly Graham. They were represented by Deborah Miller with Long & Foster affiliate Virginia Properties. Scott Graham is a neurosurgeon and professor at VCU Health.
Father-and-son team Wayne and Graham Johnson of Coldwell Banker Avenues represented the seller, listed in records as a trust for Susan Austin Brooks. Graham Johnson said the family is downsizing locally.
The four-bedroom, 4½-bath house last was purchased in 2000 for $792,000. A city assessment most recently valued the nearly 1-acre property at $977,000.
Built in 1990 by locally based Mako Builders, the soft contemporary-style house was designed by Terry Cox of Richmond firm JT Cox & Associates Architects.
Totaling 13 rooms across two levels, the house is designed with curved walls on one end and includes 17-foot vaulted ceilings, four fireplaces, an entrance-level master suite, limestone-counter kitchen and two decks. The property also includes a pool and gardens.
Graham Johnson said the house drew interest from multiple parties leading up to the signed contract a few weeks after listing.
“The house was very unique in the fact that it was a soft contemporary,” Johnson said, referring to the architecture style generally defined as fitting naturally with surroundings.
“For that style house, not everybody appreciates some of those qualities. We just had to find the right person,” he said.
Rounding out the top five for October, according to the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service:
- 13037 Woodstock Road, Pin Oak Place, Hanover – $1.42 million
- 8204 Kimbershell Place, Windsor on the James, Henrico – $1.32 million
- 16236 Old Castle Road, Hallsley, Chesterfield – $1.12 million
- 3225 Monument Ave., Museum District, Richmond – $955,000