Built in 1908 by locally-known architect, Claude K. Howell, the White House is a prominent home on Richmond, Virginia’s Monument Avenue– a street bursting at the seams with history. This home was one of the first Tudor-style properties built in the city of Richmond, and was the very first to be built on the avenue. Right off the cobblestone street, you’ll find the White House to stand out among the other homes on that block. It’s beautiful gabled entry way and large front porch distinguish this home from its counterparts.
The home still maintains its original woodworking, flooring, and plasterwork that you can see if the home tour video below. There’s also unique features throughout the home that hint at an Arts and Crafts movement inspiration from the architect himself. Inglenooks, or “chimney corners,” can be found throughout the home. These are little seating areas that surround a fireplace and were prominent in homes built during this era. You can also find Arts and Crafts style inspiration in the master bedroom windows with their unique gingerbread trim. These accents are what help bring the historical value of this to life.
The three-story home includes a fully furnished basement with original brick work and a wine cellar that was added in during a renovation period in the 90s. Although improvements were made throughout the home, the owners 30 years ago wanted to maintain the historical detailing. The property has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and expands more than 7,800 square feet. To take a look at the entire property and what makes it so beautiful, check out the home tour below!