RICHMOND, Va. — A West End mansion on and off the market for years got snatched up before its latest listing this week.
The 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style home known as Windemere at 5501 Cary Street Road was listed Tuesday as an already-pending sale at $3.99 million.
Listing agent Richard Buckingham of Engel & Volkers said he was preparing to market the property for owner Betty G. Brown – the former wife of the head of Brown Distributing, Larry Brown – when he received competing offers from two prospective buyers.
“Just as we were about ready to finish, the word got out on the street that it was coming on the market again, and two agents brought me contracts and the seller sold it,” he said. “So it never hit the market.”
The winning offer came courtesy of Lucy Williams of The Steele Group | Sotheby’s International Realty, who previously listed the home for Brown when she was an agent with Select Properties of Virginia, now the Richmond affiliate for Engel & Volkers.
“I’ve had it listed on and off for years, and I had been working with these people for years,” Williams said. “I was well familiar with the house.”
Referring to the buyer, whom she declined to name, Williams added: “They’d been eyeing this property for a while.”
Buckingham described the buyer as local and said the sale is set to close this summer, all cash.