Newly renovated house exudes southern hospitality
Take advantage of this opportunity to own a luxury home in Richmond’s desirable South of River Road neighborhood. Located at 209 Dryden Lane in Richmond, the home is offered for $1.795 million and includes five bedrooms and six full bathrooms on over three acres of property.
“This spectacular home is situated in a park-like setting with lovely gardens and woodlands,” said Pam Diemer, a sales associate in the Tuckahoe office of Long & Foster Real Estate and the listing agent representing the property. “Surrounded by substantial private estates, it’s the ultimate in privacy and tranquility.”
As you approach this Greek revival home, you’ll fall in love with its beauty and well-manicured grounds. The tree-lined driveway leads to this stately all-brick home with tall white pillars and long bluestone verandah. You’ll welcome family and friends in style in the grand foyer with high ceilings, new hand-scraped hickory floors and elegant turned staircase. The wide entrance hall has an enticing view of the banquet-size dining room, where all of your family celebrations and dinner parties will be memorable.
The large gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, a granite cooking island, integrated refrigerator, two sinks and plenty of counter space. It’s easy to stay organized with the built-in pantry and desk. The bright sunroom is open to the kitchen and is ideal for informal dining or unwinding before dinner. French doors lead from the sunroom to covered porches with skylights and ceiling fans to enjoy morning coffee or dine alfresco overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard.
Gather your guests for before-dinner drinks in the open living room accented with a marble fireplace and custom mantelpiece. This room is large enough for multiple conversation areas and a grand piano—the perfect setting for your next cocktail party.
The two-story family room is grand but also designed for casual and comfortable living. Relax with a good book by the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace or retreat to the loft overlooking the family room for more privacy. To work from home, you’ll love the first-floor library, which could also be used as a music room. On this level, you’ll also find a luxurious full bathroom and a guest room which would work well as a home office.
Take the elevator or stairs to the second-floor owner’s suite with a cozy sitting room, two dressing rooms with large closets and a spa-style bathroom. On this floor, there are three additional comfortable bedrooms with private bath access.
The terrace level has something for everyone with an exercise room, space for billiards, as well as a dining and lounge area for watching the game with friends by the crackling fire. In warm weather, open the two sets of French doors to extend the party onto the expansive brick garden terrace. This outdoor area is also a romantic setting for a wedding or engagement party.
Additional features of the home include new four-zone HVAC system and water heater, invisible fencing, designer lighting and security system.
Learn more about 209 Dryden Lane by visiting LongandFoster.com or viewing our photo gallery here. To view the property video, click here. You can also get more details on the property on Diemer’s website. For more information about Long & Foster, visit www.LongandFoster.com.