Virginia House was completed a few months before the
stock market crash of 1929. Alexander and Virginia Weddell's home,
situated on a hillside overlooking the historic James River in Richmond, Virginia, was
constructed from the materials of a sixteenth century English manor house.
Although Virginia House was a blend of three romantic English Tudor
designs, it was for its time a thoroughly modern home complete with
seven full baths, central heat, modern kitchen, and commodious closets.
Mrs. Weddell's appreciation of style is evident as the
visitor moves through rooms decorated with English and Spanish antiques,
silk draperies, Oriental carpets, and fine silver and china.
Now owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society as a museum,
the house has been preserved much as it was when the Weddells resided there.
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