Distinctive home and property offerings.
2230 Monument Ave., Richmond
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Among the stately homes that line one of the most impressive avenues in Virginia is a testament to one man’s passion for glass. The Binswanger House, built in 1915 by the founder of the Binswanger Glass Company, comprises spacious rooms, rich details and a contemporary kitchen.
“It’s a beautiful property in a unique setting,” says realtor Ceci Amrhein-Gallasch of Joyner Fine Properties. “It has exceptional character with rich history and lovely details.”
The home was designed by noted Richmond architect D. Wiley Anderson, and features a beautifully landscaped side lot, two stories of enclosed and open porches on the back of the house and a two-car garage.
The large wooden front door holds dramatic leaded glass crafted by the Binswanger company as an enduring legacy to the home’s original owners.
Light flows into the main living room through French doors that flank a fireplace, and an expansive three-section bay window overlooking the back yard invites even more light. Upholstered window seats throughout the first floor give the house a sense of warmth and comfort. A grand mahogany staircase rises from the foyer, which has an elaborate coffered ceiling with mahogany detailing.
The house features 5 bedrooms, including a master suite that spans the entire front of the second floor, 3 ½ baths, a library and second floor family room. The modern kitchen features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. White cabinets have been lined with mahogany trim to connect the kitchen with the older portions of the home. A custom-made island with a locally crafted cast iron base and limestone countertop complements the blend between the modern kitchen and the home’s historically rich architecture.
The Binswanger House is offered for $1,790,000 by Ceci Amrhein-Gallasch, Joyner Fine Properties. 804-864-0324.
1881 N. Nash St., Unit 2209, Arlington
Clean, sleek lines, wide open spaces and breathtaking views of the Potomac River and Georgetown define this 2,700-square-foot penthouse condominium. The 22nd floor space features unobstructed views of the riverfront stretching back to the National Cathedral and all of downtown Rosslyn, just below. The great room is open to a kitchen that mixes stainless steel and light wood finishes to achieve a warmth that anchors the light filled space. The views are the same from the adjoining master and second bedrooms, which each have full bathrooms tucked behind them. Space has also been carved out for a small den or home office, which could just as easily be converted into a third bedroom. Offered for $2,825,000 by Daniel Heider, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. 703-785-7820.
836 Wildwood Road, Roanoke
Situated amidst lush boxwoods and terraced rock gardens on nearly 1 acre, the 7,426-square-foot home with sweeping views of Roanoke’s rolling landscape preserves the best of 1920s local architect Robert Allen’s classic style. A dramatic central foyer is defined by a staircase that hugs the walls up to a stately balcony. With two master suites, 3 additional bedrooms, 5 ½ bathrooms, a large family room, den and expansive formal rooms, the home’s interior spaces are simultaneously refined and comfortable. Views of the pool and surrounding landscape can be seen from the living and dining rooms and glass-encased sunroom.
Offered for $1,525,000 by Scott Avis, MKB Realtors. 855-477-7545.
880 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk
Rising from the dunes along the Ocean View shoreline where Hampton Roads meets the Chesapeake Bay, the magnificent 6,500-square-foot beachfront estate maximizes its unique perch with wide expanses of floor to ceiling windows and open porches at almost every turn. Whitewashed open interiors soar with high ceilings. Where possible, columns replace load-bearing walls to extend the water view to as much of the four-story house as possible. Blond hardwood floors and ample recessed lighting create an almost glowing effect. Offered for $1,599,000 by Tammy Busche, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. 757-270-4294.