The formal living room showcases a lovely gas fireplace, with brick mantel and chimney, and has the twin bay window facing the front of the home. A side door leads out to the tiled screened porch and accesses the backyard. This will become one of your favorite places to relax in the shade, with cross breezes coming down Madison Street.
“Over the years, Ginny enlisted the help of landscape architects who would help turn her dreams into reality,” Lewis said. “We went through several changes but ended up focusing on native plants that attracted butterflies and bees.”
This home and garden were featured in the Garden Club of Virginia’s prestigious 2017 Historic Garden Tour. The backyard has a formal garden with boxwood-lined brick walkways, a fountain, pergolas, flowers and mature trees, plus a working vegetable garden. A private nook for the hot tub is an added bonus and the brick patio has ample room for dining al fresco.
With beautiful hardwood floors throughout, the house has a welcoming feel. Upstairs, you’ll find three spacious bedrooms, all with large closets—unusual for a home of this age. The second floor hallway leads to all three bedrooms, a full hall bath, and a sunny window overlooking the stunning backyard.
The owner’s bedroom offers two spacious closets, plus a full bath with shower, built-in shelves and a wide vanity with storage beneath.