• DESCRIPTION

    Words fail to describe the true significance of the Ellen Glasgow House. Built in 1841, the property is listed as both a Virginia and National Historic Landmark. “The Square Gray House” of the Pulitzer Prize winning author was the location where she wrote all but one of her novels. Ellen emotively stated “The fibers of my personality are interwoven, I feel, with some indestructible element of the place; and this element is superior to time and chance”. This property is perhaps the best true preservation of a home in Central VA due to its continual use and loving maintenance, and is best evidenced by the century old wallpaper installed by Ellen in her writing room still being intact. As equally noteworthy is the home's architectural significance. Mary Wingfield Scott was stirred to write in Houses of Old Richmond that “The house is in the most perfect condition of any of the remaining Greek Revival mansions.” and “The Doric columns of the entrance are considerably heavier than those of the Barret, Clarke or Bransford houses. The Glasgow mansion gives an impression of solid dignity” Having the opportunity and privilege of owning this property is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity

    KEY DETAILS
    • Price:
    • $3,500,000
    • Bedrooms:
    • 6
    • Full Baths:
    • 5
    • Half Baths:
    • 1
    • Square Footage:
    • 11,034
    • Acreage:
    • 0.29
    • Year Built:
    • 1841
    • MLS #:
    • 2028069
    • Street Address:
    • 1 W Main St
    • City:
    • Richmond
    • State:
    • VA
    • Postal Code:
    • 23220
    • County:
    • Richmond City
    • Area:
    • 10 - Richmond
    • Subdivision:
    • None
    • Listing Status:
    • For Sale - Active

    Building

    • Approximate Total Liveable Area:
    • 11034
    • Basement Description:
    • Full, Partially Finished, Walk-Out Access
    • Building Condition:
    • Resale
    • Construction Description:
    • Brick, Frame, Stucco
    • Exterior Features:
    • Deck, Porch
    • Fireplace:
    • Masonry
    • Fireplace:
    • 1
    • Flooring:
    • Carpet, Tile, Wood
    • Has Basement:
    • 1
    • Interior Features:
    • Bookcases, Built-In Features, Separate/Formal Dining Room, High Ceilings, Bath In Master Bedroom
    • Number Of Fireplaces:
    • 13
    • Patio Description:
    • Rear Porch, Front Porch, Deck, Porch
    • Stories:
    • 2
    • Style:
    • Victorian
    • Type Of Roof:
    • Flat, Slate
    • View:
    • City
    • Windows:
    • Storm Window(s)
    • Year Built:
    • 1841

    Land

    • Zoning Description:
    • Tod-1

    Listing

    • Originating Mls:
    • Cvr
    • Title Type:
    • Sole Proprietor

    Money

    • Property Taxes:
    • $18,025
    • Tax Year:
    • 2020

    Structures

    • Fence:
    • Full, Wrought Iron
    • Garage Parking Spaces:
    • 2
    • Has Garage:
    • 1
    • Parking Description:
    • Detached, Finished Garage, Garage, Heated Garage

    Systems

    • Appliances:
    • Dishwasher, Gas Cooking, Gas Water Heater
    • Cooling System:
    • Central Air, Zoned
    • Existing Water:
    • Public
    • Has Central Air Conditioning:
    • 1
    • Heating:
    • Forced Air, Natural Gas, Zoned
    • Sewage Type:
    • Public Sewer
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    Public

    2

    BINFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Middle School
    Public

    1

    ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL
    High School
    Public

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