a legacy yet to be written: 1 west main street

It’s one of the most architecturally significant buildings in Richmond – and it’s up for grabs. Used in the past as a law firm, a school, and the residence of a Pulitzer-prize winning novelist, what will it become next?

The Glasgow House at 1 West Main Street sits on a central block of the city, surrounded by business, restaurants, homes, and public amenities such as the Downtown YMCA and the Richmond Public Library. 

Its varied uses in the past serve as a testament to the area’s agreeable zoning that allows the historic Greek Revival mansion to become, well, anything. The home’s location makes it easily accessible to prime Richmond attractions while maintaining a sense of well-sought privacy, aspects that could appeal to both commercial and residential buyers alike.

Is it the future headquarters of Richmond’s newest up-and-coming business? Or will it become a trending listing on Airbnb? With over 11,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, and private green space, the home certainly has the space to be both at the same time.

The complete legacy of the Glasgow House is yet to be written. One thing is certain – whoever gets their hands on the property has a breadth of opportunity at their fingertips.

Read about the Glasgow House in the press:

Richmond Times-Dispatch: The Glasgow House: A Greek Revival Mansion with a Literary History

Our Community Now: Virginia Dream Homes: Historic ‘Ellen Glasgow House’ in Richmond for $3.5M (now priced at $2.75M)

Richmond Magazine: A Landmark Sale

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