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Cartoonist, doctor list neighboring million-dollar homes

Posted at 7:38 AM, Apr 14, 2016

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Two million-dollar homes just doors down from each other have hit the market in western Henrico.

Off River Road just west of Chippenham Parkway, the 6,800-square-foot house at 5 Lancaster Lane was listed March 15 for $1.79 million.

Two weeks later, on March 28, an 11,800-square-foot house a few doors away at 8 Berkshire Drive was listed for $2.19 million.

Both homes were listed by Pam Diemer of Long & Foster, who noted the homes’ location and renovations by their current owners.

“It’s rare to find homes that are in prime locations that have had this level of improvements and quality of renovations,” Diemer said. “That makes them very extraordinary in our market.”

The Lancaster house, built in 1950, was renovated by sellers Bob Gorrell and Sabet Stroman, who purchased the colonial-style home in 2007 for $1.18 million. The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom-equivalent house was most recently assessed at $1.06 million.

Gorrell is an editorial cartoonist whose work has appeared in newspapers across the country, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He is also the owner of local marketing firm Gorrell Creative.

Stroman, an organizational development consultant and adjunct faculty member at UVA and previously at UR, said she and Gorrell spent a year renovating the house with designer JoAnne Hale. She said they are selling it to tackle their next renovation in the Richmond area.

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