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Location: Richmond, VA
It should be obvious by now that we grow weak at the mention of a well-preserved midcentury homes, especially when it’s edging into time capsule territory—which is why we’re fawning over this 1960-built split-level in Richmond, Virginia.
Designed by local architect Louis Stevenson for a pediatrician and his wife Dr. and Mrs. Barrington Bowser, the 3,870-square-foot four-bedroom, though it appears to have undergone cosmetic updates over the years, boasts a wealth of original details, like the foyer with custom stairs and pendant lighting, whole-house Nutone sound system, kitchen with built-in breakfast table and period appliances, original blue and cream tiling in one bathroom and an aquamarine color scheme in the other, and a groovy wood-paneled basement with S-curved bar, huge recreational area, built-in shelving, and brick fireplace.
Architecturally speaking, the rancher features a flat roof and low profile, a brick, glass, and wood facade, a fully glazed, high-ceilinged open-plan living room with a brick hearth and access to a concrete porch, and sliding glass doors in each of the bedrooms that open onto a balcony. Oak flooring, carpeting, and terrazzo line the floors.
Located at 1807 Hampton Street and situated just across the street from Maymont Park with seasonal views of the James River, the residence asks $450,000. Below, take a look at photos of the home as well as the original blueprints.