This floor plan was and still is popular in Dominion Valley Country Club, Carolinas Collection. As with all Toll Brother’s homes, owners have many options and upgrade opportunities available. Sunroom additions are available and bay window features are optional as well. For a review perspective, I am writing about the basic configuration. Please note that options and upgrades available will add significant cost to new build homes. If you are considering a resale option, please note that pricing of upgrades may be figured into resale pricing as well. The floor plan follows an “L” shaped main level. Upon entering the front door of the home, one is greeted by a two story foyer then formal living and dining space. For families that do not utilize formal living spaces, this floor plan may not appeal and leave a large portion of the main level available as “wasted” living space. I have toured many re-sale Richmond homes where the front living area has been utilized as a play area and one time a place for a pool table. For families that enjoy formal living and dining rooms, this space works much better. If your preference is for a more separated dining room and living room, this floor plan may not appeal. The kitchen and family room combination is very appealing. This space offers an open view from the kitchen to the family room. There is a study available adjacent to the kitchen. The main level also offers a laundry area off of the garage. The upper level features 4 bedroom and 2 full bathrooms. The master suite is lovely and offers spacious sleeping area, walk in closet and luxurious bathroom. The master bathroom features a separate water closet, dual vanities, soaking tub, and separate shower. This suite is very appealing. The remaining 3 bedrooms are adequate. There is one hall bathroom in the traditional floor plan to service the remaining 3 bedrooms. The upper level offers a balcony area with a view to the main level below. Finished lower level options are also available and can significantly enhance the value of the home.
The Richmond starts in the mid $500,000 price range at the writing of this review. Personally, I believe a better value for resale and the long term buyer would be the Toll Brother’s Ellsworth Model. The Ellsworth offers a more traditional formal floor plan that has a more classic appeal and attraction. While the Ellsworth is more expensive than the Richmond, the functionality and resale appeal may be worth the extra cost. Please look forward to a review on the Ellsworth model coming soon!
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