One of the most notable Richmond Virginia homes is actually known as Virginia House. Formerly an English manor house, this beautiful structure was relocated to Richmond in 1925 and is now owned and managed by the Virginia Historical Society. Virginia House is located on a hillside that overlooks the James River and was finished just a few months before the stock market crashed in 1929. Alexander and Virginia Weddell designed the home and it was built with the materials of a sixteenth century English manor house. Although it had elements of three romantic English designs, it was definitely one of the most modern of Richmond Virginia homes of its time.
The entire property is worth a look and those owning Richmond homes have the opportunity to visit as often as they would like. For a modest $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, and $4.00 for children, guests can explore the home as well as the close to eight acres of beautiful gardens. The house looks very close to how it did when the Weddells lived there. Those walking through can enjoy seeing all of the decorations of Spanish and English antiques, fine silver and china, beautiful silk draperies, and intricate Oriental carpets. The Virginia House is even available to rent for smaller gatherings. Richmond is a beautiful area and this property is a unique retreat to step back in time. Click here to visit the Virginia House website.