This registered historical landmark is an elegant Greek Revival home in the heart of Richmond.

Ellen Glasgow was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose novels showcased her beloved state of Virginia. Her unique family home remains a graceful reminder of years past, with its timeless architecture and features.


This 6-bedroom home is located at 1 West Main Street in downtown Richmond and is currently listed for $3,500,000 by One South Realty Group. As soon as you approach, you can feel the decades slip away. 

front door


Inside, you have both a formal parlor and a more casual family lounge. Natural light comes streaming in through intricately framed windows.

living room


The long, formal dining room will be the site of countless family celebrations. Sunday dinner by the fire, anyone?

dining room

Quirky components appear throughout the home. Check out the kitchen with its unique mid-century stove!


Upstairs, the bedrooms are spacious and paired with fully-renovated bathrooms. Hardwood floors and fireplaces add coziness to each room.



The most famous room of the home is Ellen's study, where she wrote most of her books. The original wallpaper remains a focal point, along with the carved custom moldings.

office, study

In the back, you can enjoy your meals al fresco on the wide veranda, amid the greenery of the perennial garden. There's a gated side garden too, with just enough room for a bistro set and some raised planters for flowers or an herb garden.



One of the most practical features of this listing is the 2-car garage. In this bustling neighborhood, parking is at a premium. Your friends won't think twice about coming to visit you with this sort of convenience.


For more information, or to schedule a tour of this historic Richmond home, visit the original listing. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity.


**Photos in this article are courtesy of One South Realty Group

What are your favorite features of this beautiful historic home, and what is your favorite Glasgow novel? Let us know in the comments.