New Listing In Sherrington

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6353 Greenback Drive is located in the Sherrington neighborhood of Mechanicsville, Va. This neighborhood is just minutes from the beloved Pole Green Park and the Pole Green Produce Market. It is close to 295, 360, 301, 95 and 64 and a twenty-minute drive to the City of Richmond. The Sherrington neighborhood community association has a pool and clubhouse. 6353 Greenback is a part of the Hanover School District: Pole Green Elementary, Oak Knoll Middle, and Hanover High Schools.

The home features a charming wrap around front porch. The entry hall and kitchen have wood flooring. There is a first-floor bedroom with door leading out to the front porch and has a full bathroom. The family room has a gas fireplace with access to the covered back porch which overlooks the large private back yard. The kitchen has beautiful oak cabinets, a new dishwasher, tile back splash, built in shelving, display cabinets, pantry, and a large eat-in area that open to the family room. The second floor has three other bedrooms and amazing closet space. The master bath has a double vanity, shower, jetted tub and HUGE walk in closet. There is a huge bedroom with great natural lighting. There is also a large walk up unfinished attic, great for storage but could also be easily finished. This home has vinyl siding, vinyl windows, a paved driveway, an attached 2 car garage, and a full irrigation system for the yard. This home has newer HVAC and a whole house generator.

With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this is the home you’ve been looking for. The asking price is $320,000 and with the market being hot it won’t be around for long. Contact Patricia Clark with the Ellen Clark Team to learn more about 6353 Greenback Drive and to schedule a showing.

By Phone:(804) 387-2976

By Email: patricia@ellenclark.com

Birkdale Transitional Home Just Listed!

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The Ellen Clark Team is featuring a charming home located on .5 acres in Chesterfield County. This 1.5 story home sits on the 4th hole of the Birkdale Golf Course and was built in 2000. Its location features great local amenities, shopping, and schools ( Spring Run, Bailey Bridge, and Manchester). With an asking price of $315,000, 8814 Merseyside Lane is the home of your dreams!

Features include:

  • 2,416 SQ feet
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 full bath one half
  • Wonderful views of the water
  • Association offers clubhouse, golf course, and pool
  • 1st-floor master bedroom
  • Walk in closets/storage
  • 9 ft+ ceilings
  • Ceiling fans
  • Recessed lighting
  • Carpet
  • Wood flooring with cherry inlay
  • Trey Ceilings
  • 2 story family room
  • Gas fireplace
  • Eat in kitchen
  • Pantry
  • Formal dining room
  • Jetted Tub in master bath
  • Walk in attic
  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Country front porch
  • Maintenance free vinyl siding
  • 2 car garage
  • New water heater
  • Security system
  • Convenient to 360/288/150/95

This beauty is sure to move quickly so call Patricia Clark at 804-387-2976 or email at patricia@ellenclark.com to schedule your showing TODAY!

Memorial Day 2017

The Ellen Clark Team wants to commemorate, honor, and thank those that have served our nation. This extended weekend is full of local events and activities to partake in. Some of our readers may be headed out of town but for those who are staying in the Richmond area, here are all the fun and educational festivities that will be going on over the next few days.

Weekend

  • Kings Dominion: May 27th-29th All active and retired military personnel will receive free admission. The water park opens May 27th and there will be extended firework shows all weekend.
  • Friday Cheers: Hosted by Venture Richmond on Browns Island. This week will be an RVA Music Night with Ohbliv at 6 pm, Angelica Garcia at 7 pm, and Peoples Blues of Richmond at 8 pm.  The music styles range from indie blues to psychedelic rock. Entry for the event is $5 this week and children 12 and under are free.
  • “James and the Giant Peach Jr”: An adventurous musical adapted from Robert Dahl’s book will be featured May 25th-28th at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. Music and lyrics come from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (LaLa Land).
  • Music for Two at Trinity: Jessica King (bassoon) and Kari Boyer (flute) will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Clarke, Gabaye, Merrit, and Mignone from 7-8 pm May 26th at Trinity Luthern Church. Admission is free but donations are accepted.
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Wild Art: A Journey Off Canvas”: An event series kicks off this Saturday. Studio 23 will have a mobile printmaking set up outside of the Conservatory West Wing from 10 am to 4 pm. “Tale of Chef Kale” theater performances run from 10 am to 1 pm at the Ian Robertson Pavillion. There will be a water play area and activity STEAM stations for the children from SCRAP RVA  from 10 am to 2 pm. The garden will also be hosting the Richmond Rose Society Show May 27th and 28th. All activities are included with admission. On Monday the Garden will offer free admission to military personnel, first responders, and their dependents.
  • Gallmeyer Farms Memorial Day Saturday Celebration: Admission, music, hayrides, and activities for the children will be hosted from 10 am to 5 pm in Henrico. The farm has invited all branches of US Military and there will be equipment displays all day. There will be food vendors, arts and crafts, along with strawberry picking.
  • Henricus Military Muster: Henricus Historical Park in Chester will be offering 17th-century military training from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday the 27th. This will include marching and fighting with the armor of the time. Admission is free for those with military ID. $8 for adults and $6 for children.
  • Richmond Wine Festival: Local wine, cider, and mead will be featured at James River Wine Cellars. Food trucks will be on site. The event is dog and child-friendly. It runs from 12 to 5 pm. Tickets range in price from $25-$60.
  • Foundry Market: An artisan craft fair will be hosted at the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar from 12 to 4 pm Sunday the 28th. The event will include handmade products from local vendors, food trucks, and craftsmen displays.
  • The Movies: Both highly anticipated “Baywatch” (featuring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron) and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (featuring  Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Javier Bardam) are released this weekend.

Monday

  • Memorial Day 5K or 12K: This run, walk, or roll will go from 8-11 am at the West Striker West Creek Field and registration for the event ends at 11:59 pm Sunday. It is hosted by The Race Team RVA Running Club and sponsored by YMCA of Greater Richmond. This year’s proceeds will benefit Team RWB whose mission is “To enrich the lives of American’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.”
  • Maymont Park: Both the nature center and mansion will be open for Memorial Day 10 am to 5 pm. Typically indoor exhibits are closed on Mondays.
  • John Marshall Cadet Memorial Day Observance: Music from the John Marshall Alumni Band along with taps, a wreath laying ceremony and rifle salute will be hosted at Hollywood Cemetery. This will be to honor those cadets who served in the WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. The ceremony starts at noon.
  • Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour: The Valentine will be hosting bus tours of 18th and 19th-century cemeteries to commemorate the holiday. The tour will include the African Burial Ground and Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood, St. Johns, and Woodland cemeteries. Buses will run from 1 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $20 for members $25 for non-members and reservations are required. If you are a veteran the tour is free but you will need to call (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 to secure your spot.
  • Dogwood Dell: This Monday will begin the 61st Festival of the Arts series for the park. At 4 pm the “James River Bell Ringers” will play patriotic musical selections.
  • Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Solider: The park will host a special program with an artillery firing, playing of taps, and presentation of the colors at 12:30 pm. The program will also offer stories of the soldiers and their personal experiences during the civil war. There will also be a Breakthrough Battlefield Tour and viewing of “War So Terrible”. The park will be open 9 am to 5 pm and the program is included with regular park admission.
  • 61st Commonwealth Memorial Day Ceremony: This will be at the Virginia War Memorial from 10 am to 11 am and is co-hosted by the 11th District American Legion. The guest speaker will be Major General Timothy P. Williams of the National Guard. The Galanti Education Center will have extended hours for the holiday staying open until 7 pm. A “Never Forget Memorial Run” hosted by the VCU Police in honor of fallen US service members will wrap up at the memorial after 12 pm. At 2 pm the Thomas Jefferson School Alumni Cadet Corps and Friends Band will have a patriotic performance in the Memorial Shrine.
  • Confederate Memorial Day Service: The Confederate Memorial Chapel (located on the grounds of the VMFA) will host a service with organ music and period tunes starting at 10 am. The event will feature speaker James I. Robertson who is the founding director of the VA Center For Civil War Studies.
  • Fort Harrison National Park and Cemetary: The park is sponsoring a Memorial Day program with wreath-laying. The event begins at 12 pm.  The keynote speaker is Alexander Barnes who is a historian for the Virginia National Guard and has written several books. Music will be provided by the Varina Community Choir. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.
  • 9th Annual Sandston Memorial Day Parade: The festivities begin at Seven Pines National Cemetary at 12 pm with a Veterans recognition ceremony with Doug Middleton as the speaker. The parade will kick off at Seven Pines Elementary at 1 pm and run through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. After the parade, the Sandston Recreation Association will host entertainment, food, and festivities at JB Finley Road.

The Ellen Clark Team hopes that you and your family have a safe and fun holiday weekend. Please remember that on Monday at 3 pm, wherever you may be, to pause for a minute of silence to remember those who died while serving our great nation.

Happy Memorial Day and Weekend!

New Listing in Glebe Point West

 

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The Ellen Clark Team is featuring a stunning New England style home located on 1.12 acres in Chesterfield County. This 2 story custom-built home has been impeccably maintained and was built in 1990. It is located in the tucked back subdivision of Glebe Point West and is in the prestigious Chesterfield County school system.  It has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. 14600 Benefice Ridge is the home you’ve been looking for!benefice1

Features Include:

-pine wood flooring throughout the first floor

-reproduction chandeliers and sconces from the 1800’s

-custom molding and millwork throughout the home

– a spacious family room with exposed wood beams, German siding and fireplace

-formal living room, study, first-floor bedroom and formal dining room that opens into the huge screened-in porch with wood ceiling and skylights

-kitchen features a terracotta tile floor, granite counter tops, island, gas range, eat-in area, wood ceiling and exposed wood beams

-mud area off of kitchen has access to back porch, laundry area, large walk-in pantry and 2 car garage

-master bedroom with walk-in closet, master bathroom with new tile flooring and updated fixtures/lighting

-large rec room and walk-in attic

-Central vac, 30-year dimensional roof(2009), gutters with leaf guards, and double insulated tilt-in windows

-beautifully landscaped yard with front and side irrigation system, private back yard, aggregate driveway, 2 car side-entry garage and a charming fenced-in front entry with custom brick walkways!

-conveniently located close to 288 and 95

The listing price is $359,000.

Call Patricia Clark at 804-387-2976 or email at patricia@ellenclark.com to schedule your showing TODAY!

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Mothers day is a very big deal to The Ellen Clark Team. We say this as the basis of the office is a mother-daughter team.  It is simply amazing that for years, Ellen and Patricia Clark have provided Central Virginia with their real estate expertise, dedication, and attention to detail. The team knows that brunch is quite possibly the best way to celebrate Mothers Day. Why not enjoy a meal and make new memories while reminiscing on the old ones? To make your quest for the perfect brunch easier we have compiled a list of some of the favorite brunch spots around town. Enjoy!

  1. The Boathouse Sunday Park ( Midlothian, VA)- This ‘Boathouse” location will be serving a brunch buffet 10 AM to 3 PM. (Their Short Pump and Rockett’s Landing locations will as well!)
  2. County Seat (Powhatan, VA)- This joy on Buckingham road will be offering a special brunch from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and a lunch buffet from noon to 3 PM.
  3. Dots Back Inn (Northside: Richmond, VA)- Every Sunday this Northside hot spot serves brunch from 10 AM to 3 PM. Some lunch items are also available. They do not take reservations so make sure you arrive early. Mothers day is always a busy day here. Best quiche in town!
  4. Laura Lee’s ( Forest Hill: Richmond, VA)- Brunch is served from 10:30 AM to 2 PM. We hear the fried trout, which comes with cheddar cheese grits, NC gold bbq, and a fried egg, is out of this world.
  5. The Tobacco Company Restaurant (Downtown: Richmond, VA)- This Richmond staple and tradition located in Shockoe slip is a favorite for many. Brunch will be served from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. Make sure Mom tries the key lime pie.
  6. Hutch Bar and Eatery (Henrico, VA)- This charming treasure is located in the far West End and has an oyster benedict that will make Mom say “wow!” Saturday and Sunday brunch is served from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.
  7. Moore Street Cafe ( Scotts Addition: Richmond, VA)- This is our Saturday pick if you have other festivities to attend to Sunday. They offer the best pancakes in Richmond. We aren’t sure what the magic is they use to make them fluffy and delicious but we aren’t complaining. Saturday breakfast is served from 6 am to 2 pm
  8. Bonefish Grill ( Midlothian, VA)– Sunday brunch here begins at 10 AM. Luckily the infamous bang bang shrimp are offered during the morning as well.

If you have not made your reservation for this Sunday, get to it! Time is running out. Remember with-out your mom you wouldn’t be here so cheers to making her day as special as the bond you share! Happy Early Mothers Day from the Ellen Clark Team!

 

 

New Listing in RounTrey

3830 Evershot Drive is located in the premier RounTrey Community of Midlothian, Va. This neighborhood sits along the Swift Creek Reservoir and is convenient to both 288 and the Powhite Parkway. The RounTrey neighborhood is home to walking trails, fishing, swimming, and a dog park. Other amenities include a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, and a fitness center. RounTrey is 5 minutes away from 288 and the Powhite Parkway and a 25-minute drive to downtown Richmond (great for those who work in the business district!). For those with children, it is good to note that this home is in one of the best school districts in Virginia: Swift Creek Elementary, Tomahawk Creek Middle, and Midlothian High School.

3830 Evershot Drive has newly refinished wood floors and crown molding throughout the first level. It houses a study that could also be used as a playroom and a kitchen that is open to the family room. The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, recessed lighting, tile backsplash, large pantry and an eat-in area. The family room has a gas fireplace and sliding doors to the two-tiered deck that’s great for entertaining. There is a master suite which has a large walk-in closet, raised double vanity, jetted tub and a large tile shower with glass surround. Other features include new 2nd floor HVAC, spacious bedrooms, bathrooms with ceramic tile, large laundry room, vinyl siding, cement driveway, 2 car garage and front, side and rear irrigation system.

With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this Craftsman home is a dream come true for today’s home buyer. The list price is $345,000 so this home will not be on the market for long! There will be an open house this Sunday (4-23-17)  1 pm to 3 pm. Contact the Ellen Clark Team to learn more about this fabulous home.

By phone: (804)387-2976

By Email: patricia@ellenclark.com

 

 

Spring Break Ideas Part IV: Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park

*Photos Courtesy of: henrico.us

For the fourth installment of our series on local and fun family Spring Break outings, we decided to highlight one of our favorites in an area we service that we have not covered in our blog this week. Some may not know that Patricia Clark of the Ellen Clark Team also serves Henrico County’s real estate needs.

Thursday’s Pick: Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park

History: The Meadow Farm Museum and Crump Park sit on 175 acres at 3400 Mountain Road of Glen Allen, Va. The Meadow Farm Museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and is a piece of living history. The land came into the Sheppard family in early 1700’s by land grant, and the home was built in 1809/1810 with the property being worked on through 1858. The farm house and land were then passed down through seven generations of Sheppard’s. It is legend that during the civil war, Union General George Armstrong Custis actually came to the property and tied his horse to a tree in front of the home. The Meadow Farm exhibits and programs highlight rural southern life.

Reasons to Visit:

  • Crump Park is great for fishing ( catfish, bluegill, and sunfish). There are also wetlands, a nature trail, and also features a playground.
  • There is an orientation center and blacksmith forge that can be toured along with the farmhouse.
  • Livestock!  Can be viewed daily, bringing rural farm life to an every growing urbanized county.
  • Crump Park is dog friendly! (Virginia leash laws do apply)
  • The farm house grounds and park are a birdwatchers paradise.
  • There are animal tours where you can learn more about the resident cows (Bossy and Emily Florence), sheep, mule, turkeys, chickens, pigs, and donkey.
  • Meadow Farm offers  great programs like their sewing guild and agricultural guild. Details about these are available on their website.
  • Nearby is the RF&P park. This park hosts an athletic facility, soccer-football-baseball-and softball fields. There are also 4 restored train cars for viewing.

For all these reasons and more, we highly recommend Meadow Farm and Crump Park are a great place to visit today, this weekend, or any time you and the family are looking to adventure. Enjoy some fun in the sun today and we look forward to sharing more ideas for the family tomorrow. Remember the Ellen Clark Team proudly serves Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover,Moseley, Powhatan, and Richmond! Call 804-387-2976 or email at patricia@ellenclark.com for any and all of your real estate needs. Follow us on Facebook and visit our site at clarkteamproperties.com.