$2M country club buy tops February home sales

The 13-acre estate at 2 Red Fox Road includes a pool and putting green. (Photos courtesy CVRMLS)

A local insurance executive’s purchase of a 13-acre estate in the heart of Goochland horse country led the pack for the area’s priciest home sales in February.

The 10,800-square-foot house at 2 Red Fox Road in Manakin-Sabot topped the list at $2.05 million, coming in below its August list price of $2.5 million.

The five-bedroom house beside Hermitage Country Club sold Feb. 19 to Michael Triplett, president of health insurance giant Cigna’s U.S. Commercial business.

Pam Diemer with Long & Foster represented Triplett as well as the seller, listed in Goochland County property records as Patricia Giles.

The house includes an elevator.

Totaling 16 rooms with seven full bathrooms and two half-baths, the three-level house was built in 2003 and includes an elevator, a brick wine cellar with oak doors and bar, a billiards room with fireplace, a gym, vaulted sunroom with wet bar, a library, and a home theater and sound system.

The property, with views of the golf course, includes a sand trap and putting green, a pool and pool house, an outdoor fireplace, built-in grill, playground and garage parking for nine cars. A description with the listing said the property also can accommodate horses.

The Red Fox sale wasn’t the only listing near Hermitage Country Club to break into the top five, according to the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service. The third-highest sale was 833 Elmslie Lane, a 5,600-square-foot house at Kinloch that sold Feb. 1 for $1.4 million, just below its $1.45 million list in October.

The wine cellar.

Nancy Cheely with Joyner Fine Properties represented the buyers, Barry and Rayanne Welsch, as well as the seller, Owens & Minor interim CEO Robert Sledd, whose January purchase of another country club home, 355 Rolling Lake Court, topped area sales for that month.

Coming in second on the list was 7007 Lakewood Drive, a 5,700-square-foot house near the University of Richmond that sold Feb. 8 for $1.409 million. Henrico County property records list the buyer as Michael Byrd LLC. Long & Foster’s Robert Collins worked both sides of the transaction.

Rounding out the top five were:

  • + 3207½ Monument Ave., Richmond – $1.15 million. Listing agent: Donna Ransone, Joyner Fine Properties; buyer’s agent: Robert Collins, Long & Foster.
  • + 314 Roslyn Road, Hampton Gardens, Richmond – $1.1 million. Listing agent: Patrick Gee, Long & Foster; buyer’s agent: Eliza Branch, Long & Foster.

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