Former Altria president’s $3M home sale beats out tech execs’ deals in May

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The brick Georgian at 13285 Barkstone Court in Rivergate was the top sale in May. (Photos courtesy CVRMLS)

A trio of deals around the $3 million mark topped the list of the priciest area home sales in May, with the highest sale going to a retired tobacco executive and the other two involving supply chain tech execs.

The top sale for the month was 13285 Barkstone Court, a 7,100-square-foot house in Goochland’s Rivergate community that sold May 6 for $3.07 million.

The brick Georgian with five bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms was listed March 18 at $2.45 million and went under contract a week later.

It was listed by Kristin Beran Krupp and Sherry Beran with Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate. The daughter-and-mother team represented seller Dave Beran, a former president and chief operating officer at tobacco giant Altria Group who bought the house new in 2004 for $1.3 million, property records show.

The records list the buyers as Brandon and Hollis Daniels. Brandon is CEO of Exiger, an AI supply chain tech firm, and Hollis is a business writer and editor.

The Danielses were represented by Carrie Robeson with The Steele Group | Sotheby’s International Realty. Robeson would not discuss her clients or the property in detail but said they are happy with their purchase.

“It’s a beautiful property, and they’re very excited for their family,” Robeson said.

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The 3-acre property is enclosed by a 5-foot brick wall and features a circular walking path.

Built by R&N Construction in 2003 and renovated when Beran bought it a year later, the house has ground-level and upstairs primary suites with fireplaces, a newly designed kitchen by Classic Kitchens of Virginia, and an attached three-car garage and detached three-car carriage house with a rec room or office.

The 3-acre property is enclosed by a 5-foot brick wall and features gardens designed by the Bill Spell of Spell Garden Design. The home includes a sunroom and terrace with outdoor fireplace and was featured on Richmond’s Historic Garden Week tour, according to the listing.

Goochland County assessed the property at $1.72 million.

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The house at 9105 Windover Court is accented with front and back copper-topped rotundas.

The No. 2 sale for May was 9105 Windover Court, a 7,500-square-foot house in Henrico’s Mooreland Landing neighborhood that sold May 17 for $3 million, below its April 3 listing at $3.18 million.

Bonnie Beth Bedell with Steele Group | SIR had the listing for sellers Fred and Claudia Itzkowitz. Fred Itzkowitz is the former president of Straus Itzkowitz & LeCompte Insurance, which was acquired by TowneBank in 2019.

Steele Group | SIR’s Nancy Cheely represented the buyers, Dustin and Brittany Bennett. Cheely said the couple is relocating from the Boston area. Dustin is a supply chain technology vice president with CarMax and Brittany is an account manager with Amazon Web Services.

Cheely said the Bennetts were drawn to the property for its “stunning architecture, lovely setting with beautiful landscaping and a pretty pool, and access to the James River.” The house shares Mooreland Landing’s private access to 120 acres between the neighborhood and the river, with walking trails, a boat ramp and other community amenities.

Designed by local architect Bob Steele, the three-story house is accented by front and rear copper-topped rotundas, four chimneys and a horseshoe drive. It totals six bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half-baths and has gas fireplaces, a three-car garage, a pool and hot tub, guest suite, and a finished walkout basement with rec room, wet bar, wine cellar and gym.

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The house at 5904 Three Chopt Road was built in 1912 and designed by noted architect W. Duncan Lee.

The month’s third-priciest sale was 5904 Three Chopt Road, a 6,600-square-foot house in Richmond’s West End that sold May 15 for its April 3 list price of $2.95 million.

Betsy Dotterer with Steele Group represented the seller, an entity called Quae Teneamus Perdimus LLC. SRMF’s John Martin represented the buyer, listed in property records as 5904 Three Chopt LLC.

The six-bedroom, five-bathroom house was built in 1912 and designed by noted architect W. Duncan Lee. It was renovated in 1982 and was last sold in 2020 for $1.6 million by Eppa Hunton V, an attorney whose family founded Hunton & Williams, now known as Hunton Andrews Kurth.

Rounding out the top five home sales for May were, according to the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service:

10291 Old Ridge Road, Hanover – $2.59 million. Listing agent: Nate Simon, Samson Properties; buyer’s agent: Meg Grymes, Steele Group | SIR.

16 Tapoan Road, Richmond – $2.32 million. Listing agent: Eliza Branch, Long & Foster; buyer’s agents: Scott Shaheen and Scott Ruth, SRMF.

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