4634 Butte Road at Riverside Drive

Price: $2950000

4634 Butte Road

Richmond, VA 23235

Overlooking the James River

Note: All Room Dimensions Are Approximate:

First Level: 

Entrance HallwayOverlooking the river. Front to rear.  Hardwood flooring.  Multi-member crown mouldings.  Turned staircase to second level. Coat closet. Access to basement.

Living Room:   22’1” x 17’2”   Overlooking the river. Hardwood flooring.  Multi-member crown mouldings. Dramatic oversized masonry fireplace with granite hearth and surround and gas logs.  Window seat with storage.  Built-in book shelving.  Alcove with sconces.  Double glass doors leading to morning room.   

Dining Room:    15’2” x 13’   Overlooking the river. Hardwood flooring.  Multi-member crown mouldings.  Wood-burning masonry fireplace with slate hearth and surround.  Chandelier.  Double doors to kitchen.  Please note: Chandelier shall not be conveyed.

Kitchen:   24’3” x 10’4”  Overlooking the river. Stone flooring.  SubZero refrigerator/freezer.  Miele dishwasher.  Wolf  5-burner cooktop within Neff cook well.  Ge Convection wall oven.  Advantium oven.  KitchenAid icemaker.  Double stainless sink with Insinkerator disposal.  Leathered granite countertops.  Cabinetry by Neff.  Counter seating for 2-3. Pantry/office with side entrance.

Family Room:  15’4” x 12’   Overlooking the river and adjoining the kitchen. Stone flooring.  Vaulted beaded.  Fireplace with gas logs.  Bay window with transoms above.  Exterior door to private covered porch and slate terrace.  Recessed lighting. Ceiling fan.   

Half-Bath:   Updated. Painted hardwood flooring.  Multi-member crown mouldings.  Vanity with storage below.  Hanging light fixture (which shall be conveyed).  Plantation shutters.

Morning Room:   14’4” x 12’9”   Overlooking the river. Stone interior accents. Wet bar with granite countertop and mirrored backsplash.  Ice-maker.  Storage cabinet.  Built-in book shelving.  Staircase to lower level.  Access to private master bedroom wing.

Master Bedroom:    Overlooking the river. Bamboo laminate flooring.  Crown mouldings.  Sliding doors leading to private Brazilian ipe deck overlooking the river.  Double closet.  Dressing area with closets and built-in dresser.  Ceiling fan.

Master Bath:   Marble flooring.  Granite-topped vanity with storage below.  Shower with ceramic surround and frameless glass door.  Soaking tub with marble surround.  Linen closet.


Lower Level:

Exercise Room/Playroom:    Carpeting.  Large closet with shelving.  Recessed lighting. 

Half-Bath:   Vanity. Water heater and HVAC/utility space.


Upper Level: 

Hallway:  Please note: Hanging fixture shall not be conveyed

Master Bedroom #2:   17’1” x 14’6”   Overlooking the river. Heart-pine flooring.  Wood-burning masonry fireplace with brick hearth and surround.  Walk-in closet with built-in shelving.  Recessed lighting.

Master Bath:   Ceramic flooring.  Shower with ceramic surround.  Vanity with marble top and storage below.  Linen closet.

Bedroom #3:    15’1” x 13’   Overlooking the river. Heart-pine flooring.  Two closets.

Full Bathroom:   Ceramic flooring.  Tub/shower with frameless glass doors.  Vanity with storage below.

Bedroom #4:    13’9” x 12’3”   Beautiful views over the gardens. Heart-pine flooring.


Basement Level:  

Storage and Mechanical Room: Please note: Safe shall be conveyed

Laundry Room:   Washer/dryer connections.  GE washer and Speed Queen dryer, which shall be conveyed.  Laundry sink.  Sump pump.


Detached Garage Building:

Main Level:

3 separate parking bays. Automatic door openers.  Floor drains in all three bays. Overhead lighting. Dedicated wash bay with hot and cold. Garage parking area is passively/partially heated and cooled from registers dropped from above (no thermostat in parking garage).  Please note: Antique air dispenser shall not be conveyed. 

Upper Level: 

Office/Recreation Room:   Vaulted beadboard ceiling.  Fireplace with raised granite hearth, gas logs, and mantel shelf.  Wired for television above mantel. Built-in cabinet with shelving above.  Ceiling fan.  Custom blinds. Closet. 

Half-Bath:   Pedestal sink.

Walk-in Attic


Lower Level:

Large 2-room basement storage and workshop with 2 dehumidifiers. Garage overhead door.  Air compressor.


Guest House:  Circa 1926. Charming shake exterior with slate roof and stone chimney. Renovated. Electric baseboard heating and window air-conditioning unit(s). Separate parking area for guest house.  Side door to exterior. Attached shed. 

Main Level: 

Great Room:   22’3” x 20’5”   Beamed ceiling and paneled walls. Wood-burning masonry fireplace (flue was cleaned recently) with raised hearth and stone chimney breast.  Double closet.  Recessed lighting.  

Kitchen:   8’4” x 7”  Fully updated. GE refrigerator/freezer.  GE electric stove/oven.  Stainless sink.  Generous cabinetry. 

Upper Level:  Cedar closet. Hardwood flooring.  Blinds. 

Bedroom #1:  12’8” x 10’6”   Closet. 

Full Bathroom:  Updated. Ceramic flooring.  Shower with ceramic surround.  Vanity with marble top and storage below.  Linen closet. 

Bedroom #2:  10’9” x 10’1”  Closet.

Office/Study or Storage Room:   9’2” x 6’5” 



Romantic architecture and superior original construction, ca 1926

True stucco finishes on both house and garage

Salt-water heated pool overlooking the river, with Travertine decking and pool house with sitting and changing rooms

2-bedroom ca. 1926 guest house with slate roof, beamed ceiling, and stone fireplace

3-car garage with finished recreation room or office with fireplace and half-bath above Dedicated wash bay in garage with hot and cold water


Special Features:

Exceptional original millwork and trim throughout

3 deeded lots, including private ownership of riverfront parcel with direct river access and a sub-divided lot on Riverside Drive

Security system with cameras

Generous off-street parking and cobble-lined driveway

Formal perennial gardens and magnificent landscaping throughout

Safe in main house basement, which shall be conveyed

Air compressor in garage basement 



Private and Parochial:           

St. Catherine’s (Pre-K through 12)

St. Christopher’s (Pre-K  through 12)

St. Stephen’s Pre-School

First Presbyterian Pre-School

Collegiate (Pre-K through 12)

Trinity Episcopal (8-12)

St. Michael’s School (K-7)

St. Bridget’s (K-8)

St. Gertrude’s High School

Benedictine High School

The Steward School (K-12)



Fisher Elementary School

Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School

Huguenot High School

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


Table of Facts: 

Address:   Multiple. See attached data sheet

Legal Description:   Multiple. See attached data sheet

Date of Construction:  Approximately 1926

Square Footage:   See attached data sheet. Prospective purchasers and/or their agents should confirm data

Lot Size:  A total of approximately 3.14 acres will be conveyed, including 3 separate parcels. See attached data sheet and survey

Roofing:   Slate and copper. Grand Manor composition of master bedroom addition and on pool house.

Heating:   See attached data sheet.

Cooling:  See attached data sheet.

Fuel:  Propane fires all gas appliances throughout.

Electrical:   See attached data sheet

Domestic Hot Water Supply:  See attached data sheet

Water Supply and Sewage Disposal:   Public

Taxes:  See attached data sheet

Internet Service:  Comcast

Availability:  Seller prefers 60 days but has some flexibility

Addresses, Legal Descriptions, and Real Estate Tax Data:

Main House: 4634 Butte Road (City Legal Description: 0490.11X0313.23 IRG0003.260 AC)

Assessment: $1,512,000. Property tax: $16,862 in 2018


Data Sheet:

Sub-Divided Adjoining Lot (with pool/pool house):  8721 Riverside Drive (City Legal Description: 0151.00X0100.00 IRG0001.295 AC PAR B)

Assessment and Property Tax: Currently included with assessment and property taxes with primary parcel at 4634 Butte Road

 Riverfront Parcel:  8720 Riverside Drive (City Legal Description: 0330.88X0122.00 IRG0000.000)

Assessment: $2,000. Property tax: $24 in 2018 

Building Size(s) per Appraiser: 

Main House: 3905 square feet (finished) to include spaces on three levels

Garage Building:  639 square feet (finished) in upper level room

Guest House:  1349 square feet (finished)

Pool House: 288 square feet (unfinished)

Total Finished Square Feet:  5893 square feet

Total Unfinished Square Feet: 3381 square feet



Water meter is located at southeast corner of Parcel A.

Riverfront parcel (Parcel C) is attached for tax purposes only to sub-divided parcel (Parcel B) but is deeded separately.

Basement beneath garage has two dehumidifiers. 


There is city gas available at the street, but it has not been brought to the house.

All gas appliances are fired by propane.

There is a 1000-gallon underground propane tank (owned by Quarles Propane) behind the garage, near the generator.

There is a 500-gallon propane tank (owned by Quarles Propane) in the pool house which exclusively serves the pool heater. Tank is on an automatic refill with Quarles Propane. 


Main House:

Primary Level Main House: Heat pump with gas (propane) backup. Heats and cools kitchen, living room, dining room, and hallway.

Main Level Master Suite, Morning Room, and Lower Level Playroom/Exercise Room: Dedicated heat pump with gas (propane) backup, located in basement at master addition end of house.

Upper Level Main House: Separate heat pump with electric back up.  

Guest House:

Electric baseboard heat and window unit air-conditioning.

Garage Building:

Finished room above the garage is heated and cooled by a heat pump with gas (propane) back-up.

The garage has two registers in the ceiling, which passively provide limited heat and cooling from the upper room, but it does not have a return. The thermostat is located in the finished room above.

Water Heaters:

Tankless water heater (propane) in basement under kitchen serves kitchen, utility room, and shared bath on 2nd floor.

80 gallon (electric) water heater in lower level half bath serves main level master suite bath + original master bedroom bath on second floor.

Tankless water heater (propane) in garage provides all hot water for garage building.

50-gallon electric water heater in guest house


Pool is located on the sub-divided parcel (Parcel B).

Water and power for pool and pool house are currently coming from the main house.

Pool house has no HVAC.

The pool is heated by a propane heater.

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.