Wrought iron gates for the antebellum-style property in Richmond
Acreage antebellum-style property offered in Richmond
By Lisa Zapalac
Encompassing more than 6 acres in Richmond’s Sovereign Shores with proximity to Sugar Land, the property has highlights that include staircases, volume ceilings, verandas, heirloom trees, rose gardens and a guesthouse.
Wrought-iron gates and stucco pylons distinguish the entrance of the estate, which has manicured grounds. A beautiful veranda encircles the home, and the rear patio is highlighted by two staircases, and views of the guesthouse and scenic surrounds.
With more than 6,900 square feet, the three-story home opens to a double-height foyer. A memorable first impression, the foyer features one of three staircases and winds to an open landing beneath a plaster dome.
Polished black and white marble tiles and an artist’s mural are among the many unique points of interest in this home. The floors are 100-year-old heart-of-pine and are throughout the house.
The formal living room flanks the reception hall and has an Enkeboll fireplace, deep crown molding, and tall windows and paneled pocket doors that can separate the living room from the reception hall. Also bordering the reception hall is the formal dining room showcasing ornamental plaster, tall French doors to the veranda, and as in the living room, 100-year-old heart-of-pine floors.
A slab-marble backsplash and surface, a wine chiller, air bubble glass cabinet doors and a pressed-tin ceiling highlight the butler’s pantry.
The kitchen is an ideal entertaining area, with its pressed-tin ceiling, brick wall and stove surround, and furniture-quality cabinetry.
The breakfast room has a brick fireplace, carved mantel and raised hearth, a beamed ceiling and tall windows capturing views of the grounds.
Accessible via a second-floor landing, the study/library offers polished paneling, a built-in desk, a glass door to the second-floor gallery and an iron staircase to the library sitting area above.
Elegant and serene, the master suite features a recessed ceiling, French doors to the gallery, and a double fireplace with carved mantel and raised hearth. The master bath shares the double fireplace and features a central jetted tub, furniture-quality millwork and cabinetry, marble floors and beveled slab-marble surfaces, and a barrel-vaulted ceiling. A home office connects to the master suite and could serve as an exercise or hobby room.
A home theater is over the garage, and the guesthouse includes a living area, open kitchen and bedroom.
The property, at 21 Sovereign Circle, includes three buildings and more than 10,000 square feet.