We can’t see inside sadly, but the outside alone is enough to sell this Edward Stone-designed 1930s art deco property in Richmond, Virginia, USA as something special.
Thanks to Clare van Loenen for spotting it too, as it was hidden away on an agent’s site with fairly minimal detail. But according to , it seems that this art deco gem is/was owned by maverick architect Haigh Jamgochian, who used it for a time as a study space, before leaving it to descend into what you see now.
But it’s heritage dates back to 1938, using an Edward Stone design dating back to 1936, where it featured in Colliers Magazine as a ‘model house’ for the era. The outside looks faithful to that original design with some great feature (like that circular platform), but the inside hasn’t done as well. In fact, the agent says it is ‘in need of total rehab’ and is ‘not habitable’, with all the serves disconnected. Still intriguing to know what’s behind the front door though.
With that change of use and decay, there isn’t a number of bedrooms, bathrooms or living rooms listed, but this looks a substantial property in terms of space – the agent even suggesting it could be split into two.
Talking of substantial, there’s plenty of land too, almost six acres to play with, with the house also overlooking a quarry and pond. If that’s not enough, an additional 2.3-acre site is also available for negotiation.
But if you just want the house and initial land, the price is $325,000, which works out at £213,942.