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July’s highest-priced home sold to recent VCU hire

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 09:58:30-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A 21st-century house in the middle of a 20th-century neighborhood was the highest-priced home sold in Richmond last month.

Built in 2009, the house at 4105 Exeter Road in the city’s nearly century-old Windsor Farms neighborhood sold July 15 for $1.67 million, according to the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service. That was just less than its listing three months earlier at $1.79 million.

The buyers are listed in city property records as Alex B. and Patricia C. Valadka. Alex Valadka was recently hired as chair of VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery.

Christopher Small of Small & Associates represented the buyer and said the sale was unusual for Windsor Farms in that the property was a teardown, meaning the house was built to replace an older home that was razed.

“Richmond hasn’t had that many teardowns,” he said. “In Windsor Farms, you tend to have houses where people put big additions on them. The way to make it attractive to a buyer today is to make a big addition.

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