Across from the Country Club of Virginia

Price: $999,950

Owner: Helen H. and James C. Hamilton, Jr.
Legal Description: Chatham Hills Lot 26
Lot Size: 1.39 acres (per City of Richmond records)
Date of Construction: 1937 for main house + later additions (per City of Richmond records) and approximately 1920’s for guest house
Roof: Slate on primary roof; metal on secondary roof
Square Footage: 5352 per appraiser’s measurement. Includes Guest Cottage (approximately 850 square feet) and lower level Playroom (approximately 391 square feet)
Water and Sewer: Public for main house. Public water and septic system for guest house.
Possession: Mid-November
Price: $999,950



Heating: 4 zones. Gas hot water (approximately 3 years old). Note: original oil tank was in basement but has been removed.
Air Conditioning: 2 zones
Electrical: Circuit breakers
Water Heater: Electric



Entrance Hallway: 18’6” x 9’2”

Living Room: 25’3” x 14’6” Built-in cabinetry and shelving. Fireplace with tile hearth and brick surround. Faux-painted mantel. Chair rail. Hidden storage for three bridge tables in cabinetry.

Dining Room: 16’ x 14’7” Bay window with floor to ceiling windows

Library: 23’10” x 16’6” Clear white pine paneling, waxed by hand. Built-in shelving and lower cabinetry. Fireplace with marble hearth and surround and wainscoted chimneybreast. Gas logs. Two sets of French doors to bluestone terrace. Wet bar with cabinetry. Magnificent views over sideyard.

Sunroom: 23’ x 14’5” Baseboard heat on separate zone. Brick flooring. Vaulted ceiling. Note: No air-conditioning. Ceiling fan.

Kitchen: 12’2” x 10’9” Renovated. Corian countertops. Stainless steel sink. Electric oven/range (2 ovens). KitchenAid dishwasher. Sub-Zero refrigerator (will convey with property). Niche for microwave. Planning desk. Custom tile backsplash.

Family Kitchen and Breakfast Room Area: 19’4” x 9’7” Extensive storage cabinetry. KenTile flooring. Built-in pantry. Pull-out shelving.

Butler’s Pantry: Shelving

Powder Room

Rear Hallway: Servant’s area with outside entrance

Bedroom: 10’7” x 9’9” with huge closet.

Private Full Bath: Ceramic tub/shower.



Upper Hallway

Master Bedroom and Dressing Room: 25’4” x 14’6” Fireplace with painted tilework and brick surround. Four closets in master bedroom area.

Dressing Room: 13’6” x 13’6” (+ alcove) with two double closets with shelving. Linen closet.

Master Bathroom: 11’7” x 10’10” Ceramic bathtub. Double sinks. Built-in drawer storage. Toilet and large shower facility in separate room (ceramic flooring).

2nd Bedroom or Nursery: 10’ x 9’2” Closet.

Hall Bathroom: Ceramic flooring. Tub/shower. Hanging cabinet.

3rd Bedroom: 24’8” x 10’ (irregular). Large closet with shelving. Built-in desk area.

Adjoining Full Bathroom: Tub/shower

4th Bedroom: 20’6” x 10’10” Two closets. Built-in desk area.

Staircase to Floored Attic: Excellent storage. Demi-lune windows. Attic fan (on thermostat)


Playroom: 22’9” x 16’7” Recently updated. Fireplace with raised brick hearth and brick chimneybreast (fireplace is capped). New tile flooring. Built-in cabinetry and shelving. Separate thermostat for heat (baseboard heat on own zone). Air conditioned. Waterproofed by Richmond Primoid approximately 2 years ago

Utility/Workroom Areas (in original basement): 
Ironing room
80-gallon gas water heater
Double laundry sink
200-amp circuit breaker box



Overlooks pool, garden and private lawns to the west.

Date of Construction: Approximately 1920’s (original structure on property)

Approximate Size: 850 square feet (without basement)

Roof: Standing-seam metal

Heating: Separate oil-fired floor furnace. Oil storage tank in guest house basement.

Air Conditioning: Window unit (will convey)

Water Heater: fueled by bottled gas

Water and Sewage: Public water and septic system. Septic tank approximately 5 years old.

Electrical: Circuit breaker box which serves guest house and pool area

Living Room/Dining Room Area: 24’6” x 11’11” Brick fireplace.

Hall Closet

Bedroom #1: 12’ x 9’ Huge closet.

Bedroom #2 or Den/Sitting Room: 11’11” x 8’8”

Kitchen: 10’10” x 9’ Refrigerator will convey Gas stove

Full Bathroom: Tub/shower.

Covered Porch: 22’ x 10’ Private entrance to guest house and access to private yard area

Studio: Many windows. Unheated.

Basement Storage Area: Dirt floor


POOL: 30’ x 18’ (irregular)
Installed by current owners approximately 25 years ago
Gunite and fiberglass construction.
Pennsylvania bluestone coping with raised English garden (on irrigation system)
Changing room in Guest Cottage (exterior entrance)
Electrical power supplied from breaker box in guest house

GARAGE: 2-car. Detached.


Pump house houses a lined well approximately 35’ deep. Pump is not in functioning condition and will convey in “as-is”. Owner believes, but does not warrant, that well could be reconnected and used to serve pool and irrigation system.


1.39 acre magnificently and privately landscaped site
Security system
In-ground irrigation system (Note: area to rear of guest house is not irrigated)
Well: possible water source for pool and irrigation system
2-car garage
Whole house fan
Attic venting system on thermostat
Storm windows


Addition completed in 1969 (approximately) includes first floor library, basement playroom, servant’s hallway with bedroom and bath, and second floor master dressing room and bath areas.
Cottage appliances approximately 15 years old.


  • Located south of River Road between the Country Club of Virginia and the historic James River in Henrico
  • 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
  • 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
    and Steward Schools


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

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