One of the heftier price tags to pop up in Richmond’s high-end homes market this year has come by way of one of the older houses along the West End’s Three Chopt Road corridor.
The century-old Rosewood home at 6311 Three Chopt Road hit the market last week with an asking price of $4.25 million.
Holly and John Martin, a wife-and-husband team with Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate, co-listed the house Sept. 26 for sellers Douglas and Debra Krey. Doug Krey is a senior vice president for HR with hotel chain Hilton.
Built in 1910, Rosewood is described in the Martins’ listing as one of the first homes built in the Three Chopt area, on one of the larger lots to be found along the corridor near the Country Club of Virginia and the University of Richmond.
The 2.5-acre lot is between Three Chopt and Towana Road, two doors down from where the roads converge. The wooded property has entrances on both sides and effectively hides the house from view along the roads, John Martin noted.
“You would never know the house is there,” he said. “All the years we have all been down Three Chopt and Towana and never once taken note of this amazing home tucked in the woods.”
Martin wouldn’t comment on the Kreys’ plans or reasons for listing the house, which he described as a rare find in the West End.
“Having 2.5 acres in that part of the city is so rare and difficult to find, and with a house that is impeccably updated and maintained,” he said. “The owners gave much consideration to keeping in line with its original design and style.”
Totaling 7,400 square feet, the four-level house has seven bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms, including a first-floor suite. The Classic Revival-style house also includes a sunroom, library, mudroom, and a kitchen and archways designed by local architect Dan Ensminger.
The kitchen includes marble countertops and a wet bar, and the third floor has been renovated with a family room and three bedrooms. Pine flooring is found throughout the house, which also has a 75-foot front porch and bluestone rear patio. The listing notes that the property has room to build a guest house, pool or garage.
The Kreys purchased the house in 2010 for $1.8 million, property records show. The city assessed the property this year at $2.2 million.
Closer to CCV, another Three Chopt home recently hit the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag.
The 6,600-square-foot house at 5904 Three Chopt was listed Sept. 23 at $2.9 million. Betsy Dotterer with Joyner Fine Properties has that listing.
The six-bedroom, five-bathroom house was built two years after Rosewood and was designed by noted architect Duncan Lee. It last sold in 2020 for $1.6 million to the current owner, an entity listed in property records as Quae Teneamus Perdimus LLC.
The house was previously owned by Eppa Hunton V, an attorney whose family founded Hunton & Williams, now known as Hunton Andrews Kurth.
5904 Three Chopt is just doors down from 6000 Saint Andrews Lane, a 4,700-square-foot house on a half-acre lot across from the western terminus of Grove Avenue that CCV recently purchased for $1.1 million.