127 Kennondale Lane

Price: $2,150,000

Overlooking the James River and the Kanawha Canal

Courtyard and Driveway: Cobblestone courtyard laid in European fan pattern with cobblestone edging and stone walls. Concrete paver driveway with cobblestone apron and stone pillars with coach lights at entrance.

Entrance Doorway: Arched recessed entrance with limestone quoin and keystone detail, fluted wood paneling, and custom mahogany double entrance doors with stained glass by Mary Lou Bennett. Limestone apron and semi-circular limestone steps with bullnose edging. Stone pedestals with oversized urns (which shall be conveyed).  Coach lights and hand-forged wrought-iron hand-rail by Maurice Beane.



First Level: 10-foot ceilings in central section and 9-foot ceilings in wings


Central Hallway:   Front to rear, overlooking the Kanawha Canal and the James River.  Heavy mouldings.  Octagonal central light box fixture.    Filled and honed travertine flooring with decorative Walker Zanger tile medallion at entrance.  Large lighted coat closet with shelving.

Living Room:  18’4” x 15’7”  Overlooking the canal and river. Hardwood flooring.  Double window with transom above. Masonry fireplace with hand-carved Pinecrest mantel and Brazilian granite hearth and surround.  Gas logs.  Crown mouldings. Recessed and spot lighting.

Morning Room:   11’1” x 6’7   Travertine flooring. Built-in lighted glass display cabinet with heavy glass shelving.  Built-in writing desk with book shelving above.  Double window with transom above.  Crown mouldings. Recessed and spot lighting.

East Hallway:    Light box ceiling illumination. China storage closet with shelving.  Staircase to lower level.

Half-Bath:   Travertine flooring.  Mirrored and footed vanity cabinet with Kallista sink and storage.  Coffered ceiling.

Dining Room:     18’4” x 17’8”   Overlooking the canal and river. Hardwood flooring.  Double window with transom.  Back-lit china storage closet with frosted glass panel and handle. Matching faux closet.  Crown mouldings. Pin spot lighting at center of room with access cap for a chandelier.

Kitchen:  18’ x 16’   By KDW Home.  Stunning Neff custom cabinetry, including high-gloss acrylic urethane automotive-grade finish, textured stainless drawer bottoms, tempered glass side extensions on tall drawers and roll-outs, customized storage including Henkels knife drawer and spice drawer, and multi-cabinet “chef’s pantry” with Kesseboehmer specialized metal storage units. [Neff produces “green” cabinets and is the only cabinet company which qualifies as producing zero emissions]. Large central granite-topped island: Wolf 5-burner cooktop with downdraft, stainless prep sink with Franke disposal, Gaggenau electric grill, conditioned storage below, and counter seating. “Hidden” appliance cabinets with electrical outlets for microwave and accessory storage. ­­­­Custom resin flooring. Dramatic cove lighting above island. Please note: Chandelier shall not be conveyed.

Deep stainless Franke farmhouse “apron” sink with Franke disposal. Metal tile backsplash by Waterworks. Instant hot water.  36” Sub-Zero refrigerator with single door and drawer storage. 36” Sub-Zero freezer with single door and drawer storage. Miele dishwasher. Two Miele convection wall ovens with warming drawers below. Sub-Zero wine refrigerator. Sub-Zero icemaker.

Oversized walk-in pantry with shelving and pull-out storage. Recessed and under-cabinet lighting.  Utility storage closet. Double doors with decorative glass panels to family room.  Custom baby gates/dog gates shall be conveyed and may be removed prior to closing or left in place.

Casual Dining Room:   13’5” x 8’2”   “Plank” stone flooring.  Large window with transom above.  Exterior doors to screened porch and to bluestone terrace with stairs leading to lower level.

Kitchen Hallway:  Pull-down attic access.

Laundry Room:   8’ x 7’7”   Washer and dryer hook-ups. Tromm front load washer and dryer (which shall be conveyed) with cabinetry above.  Stainless countertop with built-in stainless sink. Cabinetry and hanging rod above.  Asko dishwasher.

Half-Bath:  Pedestal sink.

Family Room:   15’6” x 18’8”   Overlooking the canal and river.  Random-width walnut flooring. Masonry fireplace with granite hearth and European tile surround.  Gas logs.  Antique heart-of-pine mantel (circa 1810) from Prince Edward County, Virginia. Built-in book-shelving flanking the fireplace with cabinetry below.  Granite countertop with cabinetry above and below and wet bar with goose-neck faucet.   Scotsman bar refrigerator and Scotsman ice-maker.  Coffered ceiling.  Motorized and concealed window shades. Atrium doors to deck and to screened porch.

Screened Porch:  Overlooking the canal and the river. Brazilian ipe hardwood flooring. Beadboard ceiling with fan.  Access to deck and stairway leading to lower level.

Elevated riverfront deck with Brazilian ipe hardwood flooring and stainless steel and cable railing system

Rear Hallway:   Mudroom with countertop and built-in storage cabinetry.  Doorway to garage.  Side hall to study and office.  Multiple storage closets.

Study:   18’8” x 14’   Overlooking the canal and river. Custom ceiling constructed using wood from California wine barrels.  Recessed lighting.  Carpeting.  Exterior doorway to terrace with stairs leading to lower level.

Half-Bath:  Ceramic flooring.  Granite-topped vanity with cabinetry below.

Office:  14’1” x 13’5   Overlooking the canal and the river.  Wood flooring.  Floor to ceiling windows with motorized and concealed window shades.  Recessed lighting.  Please note: Hanging fixture shall not be conveyed.


West Hallway:   Light box ceiling illumination. Double door with stained glass by Mary Lou Bennett into master wing.   .

Master Wing:  Riverfront

Master Hallway:  Elevator to lower level. Light box ceiling illumination.

Bedroom:  20’6” x 14’5”   Wide bay window with electronic drapery control overlooking the canal and the river.  Carpeting.  Crown mouldings.  Ceiling fan.  Recessed lighting.

Lady’s Dressing Room:   17’8” x 11’5” Custom carpeting.  Four oversized closets with shelving.  Shoe storage.  Built-in dresser with custom storage.  Dressing table with vessel sink.  Skylights.  Plantation shutters.  Access to coffee bar area.

Gentleman’s  Dressing Area:   20’2” x 9’  Vanity with cabinetry and drawers below.  Built-in medicine cabinet.  Floor to ceiling closets with custom shelving and storage.  Plantation shutters.  Carpeting.

Master Bathing Area:  Large shower with ceramic surround.  Frameless glass shower door.  Private water closet.

Coffee Bar:  Marble and glass tile countertop with storage above and below. Stainless sink. Scotsman compact refrigerator. Additional large storage closet.


Lower Level:  Turned staircase with brushed aluminum, leather, and glass railing and handrail system.

Central Foyer:   Cork flooring.  Corian countertop with wet bar and custom copper backsplash. Upper and lower cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting.  Scotsman bar refrigerator.  Access to mechanical room.

East Hallway:  Carpeting.  Built-in lighted display shelving under stairwell.  Mechanical and storage rooms.

Recreation Room or Playroom:   27’2” x 18’1” Overlooking the canal and the river. Carpeting.  Exterior door to riverfront areas.  Please note: Entertainment unit shall be conveyed.

Exercise Room:  16’7” x 12’2”   Overlooking the canal and the river. Water fountain. Mirrored wall. Television connection with television, which shall be conveyed. Exterior double door to riverfront areas.  Carpeting.  Ceiling fan.

Bedroom #2:   18’6” x 15’4”  Overlooking the canal and the river. Double window with transom. Lighted built-in glass-front cabinet with glass shelving.  Walk-in closet with built-in dresser.  Ceiling fan. Carpeting.   Access to shared full bath.

Large  Shared Full Bath:   Overlooking the canal and the river. Jerusalem Gold granite flooring.  Double vanity with Jerusalem Gold countertop with cabinetry and drawers below.  Linen closet.  Steam shower with ceramic surround.  Private water closet.

Bedroom #3:   18’6” x 15’4”   Overlooking the canal and the river. Double window with transom. Carpeting.  Large walk-in closet.  Recessed lighting.  Access to shared full bath.

Lower Level Master Option or Bedroom #4:  19’6” x 19’4”    Overlooking the canal and the river. Carpeting.  Walk-in closet with additional storage closet.  Crown mouldings.  Recessed reading lights. Ceiling fan.

Private Bath:   Glass tile flooring.  Tub/shower with ceramic surround.  Double vanity with marble countertop and cabinetry and drawers below.

Elevator to Main Level

Work Room:   12’ x 11’7” Conditioned room with walk-in storage closet plus additional closet.  Sink.  Entrance to craft/wrapping room.

Craft/wrapping Room:  22’6” x 10’9” Conditioned work room with exceptional storage and exterior entrance.



Custom wooden garage door

Epoxy coating on garage floor

Storage bin housing fountain equipment

Decorative beadboard wall trim

Electrical service disconnects

Pedestrian doorway to exterior with bluestone stoop and steps

Storage closet for trash cans


Special Features:

Very private 1-acre site overlooking the Kanawha Canal and the James River, located south of Cary Street Road near the Country Club of Virginia, the Libbie-Grove areas, and St. Catherine’s and St. Christopher’s Schools

Original design by Cox & Associates, taking full advantage of surrounding vistas: most rooms overlook the river and the canal

House was updated and expanded during an 18-month period in between 2003-2005

Terra cotta tile roofing (new in 2005)

Extraordinary stonework throughout property and grounds

Exterior “real” stucco and stone on brick


Security system

Built-in speaker system  Note: Stereo system components are not in place and shall not be conveyed

Private driveway (gating a possibility) with courtyard parking area above and a driveway sensor which provides an alert when a vehicle is on the driveway

Oversized attic storage

Copper gutters and downspouts

Pella windows

Generator: Kohler 2005. Whole house system.

Irrigation system

Panasonic telephone system, which rings (special tone) when the doorbell is pressed and provides an intercom to the front stoop




Mary Munford Elementary

Albert Hill Middle School

Thomas Jefferson High School


Private and Parochial:

St. Stephen’s Pre-School

First Presbyterian Pre-School

St. Catherine’s  (Pre-K through 12)

St. Christopher’s  (Pre-K  through 12)

Collegiate  (Pre-K through 12)

Trinity Episcopal School (8-12)

St. Bridget’s School (JK-8)

The Steward School (K-12)


Table of Facts:

Legal Description:   Kennondale Lot 24 0088.49X0171.64 IRG0001.035 AC

Date of Construction:  1990

Lot Size:  1.035 acres per City of Richmond records

Square Footage:  8074 square feet per appraiser. Prospective buyer should confirm these dimensions.  Note: Square footage includes heated and cooled lower level work areas

Builder:  Mako Builders, Inc for both original construction and subsequent renovations and expansion

Roofing: Terra cotta tile roof (Ludowici Mission Tile) installed in 2005

Heating:   4-zone gas heat (3 furnaces are located in the attic area and one in the lower level). Installed in 2005

Cooling:  4-zone central air conditioning. Installed in 2005

Electrical:  400-amp circuit breaker system

Domestic Hot Water Supply:  2 gas water heaters (2005 and 2016)

Water Supply:  Public

Sewage Disposal:  Public

Taxes:  $19,296

Availability:  30 days with flexibility


All information contained herein is believed to be correct, but a prospective purchaser should not rely on its accuracy in making a purchase decision. No warranty is intended, expressed or implied.  Persons interested in this property should consult their own authorities before making a purchase decision.  All measurements are approximate and should be verified by any prospective purchaser.  School information is as provided by local municipal authorities, is subject to change, and should be confirmed by any prospective purchaser.