7 Rio Vista Lane

Price: $945,000

LOT SIZE: .60 acres per City of Richmond tax records
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4442 square feet per City of Richmond tax records
ROOF: Slate; replaced approximately 20 years ago by Dudley Roofing Co
HEATING: Oil hot water radiator in original house and heat pump in newer sections
COOLING: 3 zone air-conditioning: upper and lower zones in original house and heat pump in newer sections
DOMESTIC HOT WATER: 2 50-gallon electric water heaters
ELECTRICAL: Circuit breaker box with sub-panel
TAXES: $9,869.00
POSSESSION: January 3, 2003

FIRST LEVEL: 9’7” ceilings

Entrance Hallway: 19’8” x 8’10” Hardwood flooring. Heavy baseboard. Hanging fixture will convey. Gothic arched front door. Turned staircase.

Rear Hallway: 8’ x 5’4” Heavy baseboard. Gothic arched doorway from entrance hallway.

Living Room: 26’1” x 14’ Inlaid hardwood flooring. Crown moulding. Heavy baseboard. Magnificent oversized deep fireplace with slate hearth and surround. Oversized original mantel. Pocket door to family room. Entrance to library. Window treatments will not convey.

Dining Room: 15’7” x 14’ Hardwood flooring. Crown moulding. Chair rail. Heavy baseboard. (Chandelier will convey; window treatments will not). Two double casement windows to the front and three to the east (with original glass).

Library/Study: 13’7” x 13’3” Crown moulding. Heavy baseboard. Quadruple casement windows with original glass. Built-in bookshelving. Window treatments will not convey.

Family Room: 27’4” x 15’ Built-in cabinet with TV and video storage. Deep oversized fireplace with slate heath and surround. Custom oversized mantel. Two ceiling fans. Skylights. Recessed lighting. Two sets of French doors and triple casement windows overlooking terrace and pool. Half-round window. French door to screened porch. Custom wet bar with Kohler sink and goose neck faucet and glass shelving. Window treatments, bar cabinet and firescreen will convey.

Powder Room: Ceramic flooring and surround. Original sink.

Kitchen: 21’3” x 13’5” Updated. Hardwood flooring. Recessed lighting. Ceiling fan. French door to screened porch. Exterior door to rear terrace and parking area. St. Charles cabinetry (laminate inside and out). Stainless sink with In-Sink-Erator disposal. Beveled edge countertops. Built-in cutting board and hot plate. Ceramic backsplash. GE electric stove with double ovens. GE Potscrubber dishwasher. GE side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water. Amana microwave with alcove. Broom closet. Pantry. Window treatments will convey.

Master Bedroom: 22’ x 15’6” 14’3” vaulted ceiling. Ceiling fan. Carpeting. Half-round window. Built-in bookshelving and cabinetry. French door to deck overlooking rear yard and pool.

Alcove: 9’6” x 2’8 Window seat with custom cushions (will convey). Quadruple casement windows overlooking side yard. Shutters.

Master Bath: Ceramic flooring. Oversized jetted tub. Triple casement windows. Cultured marble vanity with sink. Large shower with sink. Vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting.

Anteroom: Cultured marble vanity with dressing table. Shell design sink. Linen closet . Walk-in closet (8’ x 6’9”) by California Closets. Access to attic. Built-in shelving. Drawer and shoe storage. Two-tiered hanging. Window.


SECOND LEVEL: 8’7” ceilings and pine flooring

Upper Hallway: Cedar closet.

Bedroom #2: (Original master suite) 17’1” x 14’ + 2 alcoves Carpeting over pine flooring. Window treatments will not convey. Ceiling fan. Built-in drawers. Two closets. 13’4” x 8’ walk-in storage area. Picture moulding. Window seat. View of the pool.

Private Bathroom: Ceramic flooring and surround. Deep original tub. Original pedestal sink. Shutters.

Anteroom: Two linen closets. Access to attic.

Bedroom #3: 14’ x 11’4” + 4’11” x 4’10” alcove and window seat with storage. Carpeting over pine flooring. Ceiling fan. Heavy baseboard. Two closets. Picture moulding.

Hall Bathroom: Renovated. Ceramic flooring and surround. Pedestal sink. Oversized glass shower with seat. Ceramic trimmed glass block window.

Bedroom #4: 14’10” x 13’6” Carpeting over pine flooring. Heavy baseboard. Ceiling fan. Closet. Double casement windows on three sides.


BASEMENT: 38’ x 25’ + 13’6 x 13 Exterior door to rear yard. Unfinished locked storage area (Approximately 12’ x 8’). Washer/dryer connections. Full bath with original claw foot tub.



  • Magnificent grounds and gardens including extensive boxwood gardens
  • Gunite swimming pool with new pump (2002) and stacked stone wall. Pool installed in 1980.
  • In-ground irrigation system
  • Generous off-street parking on cobble-edged driveway
  • Oversized slate roofing (replaced approximately 20 years ago)
  • Custom awnings
  • Magnificent elevated deck overlooking the gardens and pool


  • Addition built to match quality of original construction
  • Custom radiator covers
  • Some original hardware
  • Additional hot water tank serves master bedroom and family room
  • Newer Burnham boiler
  • 2-zone Carrier central air conditioning + heat pump
  • Security system



  • Within walking distance of the Shops at Libbie and Grove, St. Catherine’s, St. Christopher’s, and St. Bridget’s Schools
  • Located near post office, library, the Country Club of Virginia, and the University of Richmond
  • Within minutes of major highways and transportation centers
  • Convenient to the downtown areas, Carytown, cultural and educational centers, and museums
  • Within easy access of Richmond’s finest dining and shopping




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


Reveille Pre-School
First Presbyterian Pre-School
Collegiate (Pre K – 12)
St. Catherine’s (Pre K – 12)
St. Christopher’s (Pre K – 12)
St. Bridget’s (K – 8th)
The Steward School (K – 12)