4605 Coventry Road

Price: $1,295,000

4605 Coventry Road
Windsor Farms
Richmond, Virginia

Listed Price: $1,295,000


Note: All Room Dimensions Are Approximate:

First Level:

Foyer:   27’6” x  Original pewter and brass ceiling fixture with matching pair of sconces, all designed by architect. Extraordinary wainscoting, crown mouldings, and chair rail. Wide curved staircase with landing. Unusual deep raised-paneled arches to library. 2 coat closets. Random-width heart pine flooring. Entry to library and living room, half Bath, lower level “retreat”, and breakfast room.

Living Room:    25’10’ x 14’10”  Ten-foot ceilings.  Magnificent wood-burning fireplace with marble hearth and surround. Federal-style mantel with dentil detail, reeded columns, and center medallion. Wainscoted chimneybreast. Crown mouldings and chair rail. 2 sets of French doors to terrace beyond. Random-width heart pine flooring. Indirect lighting for accent pieces.  Note: Draperies do not convey.

Dining Room:   17’ x 14’  Large bay window overlooking rear terraces. Crown mouldings and chair rail. Original 5-light crystal drop chandelier with four matching crystal sconces. Random-width heart pine flooring.

Breakfast Room:    11’6” x 9’  Crown mouldings and chair rail, and wainscoting. Pair of built-in curved-back display cabinets with butterfly shelving and cabinetry below. Pine flooring, custom painted. Pair of raised-panel French doors which recess into woodwork. (Please Note: Chandelier is a family piece and does not convey.)

Wet Bar area:    Cherry cabinetry with custom-made iron handles.  Built-in  cherry wine rack. Overhead light and undercounter lighting. Butcher block counter with bar sink, ceramic tile surround, and undercounter area for small refrigerator.

Kitchen:    15’3” x 14’3” irregular  Custom designed and renovated by Franko, LaFratta & Farinholt.  Built-in Sub-Zero 561 refrigerator/freezer, Thermador professional gas range with griddle, oven, and oversized exhaust fan, KitchenAid Superba Whisper Quiet dishwasher, double stainless sink with Kohler gooseneck faucet. Cherry raised- panel cabinetry, some with rippled glass fronts, and all with custom-made iron handles. Built-in raised-panel cherry pantry cabinet with rippled glass fronts. Granite countertops with custom chamfered edging. Custom designed rolling island with butcher block top, also with chamfered edging, and shelving underneath (this piece will convey). Ceramic tile backsplash. Appliance garage. Lazy Susans. Undercounter lighting. Recessed lights, Custom painted pine flooring. Back staircase to 2nd level. Access to mud room.

Mud Room:     17’ x 4’  Ten foot ceiling. Recessed lighting and batten-board ceiling. Exposed brick wall and access to rear parking courtyard. Direct access door into Garage. Tile flooring.

Half Bath:    Raised-panel wooden vanity with decorative brasses. 2 brass sconces. Deep linen closet. Custom-designed ceiling fixture. Parquet flooring.

Library:    17’9” x 12’5”  Corner fireplace with brick surround, slate hearth, and
handsome wooden mantel with dentil detail and fluted columns. Crown mouldings and chair rail. Two built-in bookcases with cabinetry below. Random-width heart pine flooring. Raised-panel doors to first floor bedroom.  Indirect lighting for accent pieces.

Bedroom #1:   18’10” x 14’9” irregular  Crown mouldings. Deep closet with built-in shoe rack.  Exterior door to rear terrace.

Full Bath:   Shower with ceramic surround. Ceramic floor with ceramic surround.

Hallway:   10’ x 3’7” – Batten-board ceiling with decorative ceiling fixture. Exposed brick wall. 6-light door to Front Yard. Slate floor.

Family Room or Playroom:   22’7” x 16’  Batten-board ceiling with ceiling fan. Three sides of glass . Corner shelving with column detail. Crown mouldings. Separate heating and cooling system. Slate flooring. Overlooks rear terrace and side garden.


Second Level:   9’ ceilings

Hallway:   26’5” x 12’9” irregular –Wide wrap-around hall with sitting area. Original custom designed pewter ceiling fixture. Chair rail. Under-eave storage closets. Hardwood flooing.

Sitting Area:   9’ x 8’4” – Originally designed to be included in the Master Bedroom as a walk-in closet.  Category 5 outlet for networking.

Laundry Room:  9’2” x 6’4”  Built-in cabinetry and hanging racks.

Master Bedroom Suite:   25’ x 20’10” –Five closets: three with built-in shoe racks; one with built-in bureau; one walk-in, also attached to Bedroom #3. Built-in bookcase. Two raised-panel doors to fully floored under-eave storage. Six 6-over-9 windows. Two dormers. Hardwood flooring.  Ceiling fan.

Master Bathroom:    22’2” x 13’6” irregular  Custom-designed limestone double vanities with brass Kohler fixtures, raised panel drawers and undercabinets. Double mirrors with 3 decorative frosted glass sconces. Built-in stereo speakers. Recessed lighting. Bathing area with 4 column detail and arches. Oversized shower with limestone tile, recessed shampoo shelf, overhead light, brass and glass door and wall. Americh 6-jet whirlpool tub in private niche with window ledge. Nutone heat lamp. Large storage closet. Under-eave storage with raised-panel double doors. Two windows. Pocket door to separate toilet area and door to under-eave storage. Limestone tile floor.

Bedroom #3:    17’4” x 11’9”  Two closets: one with built-in bureau and shelving; one walk-in, attached to master bedroom. Hardwood flooring.  Ceiling fan.

Private Bath:   Tub/shower with ceramic surround. Heat lamp. Mirrored medicine closet. Two light frosted glass decorative ceiling fixture.
Ceramic tile floor and surround.

Bedroom #4:   13’9” x 11’8”  Large walk-in closet with built-in bureau. Fully floored storage area. Hardwood flooring.  Ceiling fan.

Private Bath:  Shower with ceramic surround. Mirrored medicine closet. Two light frosted glass decorative ceiling fixture. Ceramic tile floor and surround.

Rear Hallway (to Bedroom #5):   Rear staircase to kitchen. Walk-in closet with shelving.

Bedroom #5 (Suite)

Sitting Room:   10’10” x 10’  Walk-in closet and built-in telephone niche.

Full Bath:   Shower with ceramic surround. Mirrored medicine closet.   Ceramic tile floor and surround.

Bedroom:   23’ x 16’8” irregular  Two deep closets with double doors, one extra-deep. Four double doors to fully floored under-eave storage.


Lower Level:

Office or Retreat:   23’ x 12’ irregular  Completely paneled in unusual wormy- chestnut.  Crown mouldings and recessed lighting. Old-fashioned curved bar with sink, corner shelving, drawer, and cabinetry. Wood-burning fireplace with brick hearth and surround and wormy-chestnut mantel with dentil detail. Closet with built-in locking gun cabinet and built-in wine storage. Wall-to-wall carpet. Access to utility room.  Category 5 wiring for internet access.

Storage/Equipment Room:   28’3” x 16’10” unfinished (heated and cooled).  Washer and dryer hookups, double laundry sinks, and cabinetry. Trane gas furnace with Weil McLain boiler. Gas hot water heater. Toro irrigation system control panel. Extra storage. Half bath. Staircase main level and kitchen.


Exterior Areas:

Rear Terraces:   35’ x 27’  bluestone terrace with brick-edged garden beds.
34’ x 22’  brick terrace with brick edged garden beds, steps, and walkways. Designed originally in 1944 by Charles Gillette and reworked in 1977 by Higgins Landscape Architects. Landscape lighting. Direct access to family room, first floor bedroom, and living room French doors.   Notes: Concrete terrace furniture shall convey.

Garden House:   13’4” x 10’3”  Designed by Charles Gillette. Double diagonal doors with old iron strap hinges. Tool nooks, overhead lighting. Two windows. Attic storage. Slate roof with decorative finial.

Separate Walled and Gated Pool Enclosure:   Fully fenced slate walkway. JoPa-designed oval in-ground pool with whirlpool. Enclosed equipment area. Magnificent garden plantings.  Propane heater.

Garage:  Oversized 2- car attached garage. Electric door opener. Storage. Half bath. Direct access to mud room.  Custom-built storage closets on two walls.



  • Brick and slate construction
  • Rear parking courtyard
  • Exterior repainted in October, 2005
  • Extensive timer-based landscape and accent lighting on terrace for entertaining and security


Special Features:

  • House and original lighting fixtures designed by Architect John Stafford Efford
  • Gardens subsequently designed by Higgins Landscape Architects
  • Renovations by Franko, LaFratta & Farinholt
  • Magnificent mouldings, wainscoting, and architectural detail throughout
  • Top-quality custom-designed kitchen
  • Wormy-chestnut paneled “retreat” or office with fireplace and wet bar
  • Huge family room and extensive terraces
  • Potential for first floor master bedroom and bath
  • Heated in-ground swimming pool with spa
  • Attached two-car garage with toilet area and storage closets
  • Category 5 wiring in lower level and upper level
  • Ceiling fans in bedrooms
  • Gas heating and central air
  • Oversized copper guttering system
  • Complete irrigation system: front and rear, for beds and lawns
  • Sump pump and French drains installed by ASR in lower level
  • Security system


City of Richmond Rehabilitation Tax Credit:

The City of Richmond’s Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program was applied for and approved for the renovation of this property in approximately 1995. The remaining years of this 15 year program are fully transferable to the next owners of the property.


Pertinent Neighborhood Information:

  • Located in Richmond’s beautiful Windsor Farms area near the Country Club of Virginia and the historic James River
  • Within minutes of major highways, bridges and transportation centers
  • Convenient to all downtown areas, Carytown, the Shops at Libbie and Grove, cultural and educational centers (particularly Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond) and museums
  • Easy access to Richmond’s finest dining and shopping
  • Located near St. Catherine’s, St. Christopher’s and St. Bridget’s Schools and within easy  access of Collegiate School




  • Mary Munford Elementary School
  • Albert Hill Middle School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School


Private and parochial:           

  • River Road Baptist Pre-School
  • St. Catherine’s  (Pre-K through 12)
  • St. Christopher’s  (Pre-K  through 12)
  • Collegiate  (Pre-K through 12)
  • Trinity Episcopal  (8-12)
  • St. Bridget’s (K-8)
  • The Steward School (K-12)

School districts are subject to change without notice.  Please verify with the Department of Education.

Table of Facts:

Legal Description:   Windsor Farms L1 B2 & Strip
Date of Construction:   1945
Square Footage: 5032 per earlier owner’s appraisal (City Records are inaccurate;
prospective purchasers and/or their agents should confirm data)
Roofing:   Slate
Heating:   2-zone gas forced air + separate system in sunroom/family room.  New units.
Cooling:   3-zone central air.  New units.
Electrical:   Circuit breakers
Domestic Hot Water Supply:  80-gallon gas water heater
Water supply:  Public
Sewage Disposal:  Public
Taxes:  $11,445

Availability:   Seller prefers to close on July 10th and rent-back from Purchasers through August 10th.

Lynn Bugg Pritchard, Associate Broker, GRI,

Joyner Fine Properties 804-864-0301
E-Mail: [email protected]

Price: $1,295,000

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.