Richmond Symphony Designer House


The 2014 Designer House is now closed. Approximately 6,000 visitors toured this showcase home by Bel Arbor Builders in Hallsley.

The Hampton Manor featured 24 of Richmond’s top interior and landscape designers, each taking a space to show-off their talents. The Designer Home allowed visitors to see a multitude of interior design talent in one home for a brief time.

Ticket sales from the 2014 Designer House, Café, Boutique, and Thirsty Thursdays benefited the Richmond Symphony. Be sure to view a gallery slide show of 73 photos of the magnificent exterior landscaping and interior designs.

Prior to the Designer House opening, a preview Gala was held. Net proceeds from ticket sales from this black-tie optional event benefit the Richmond Symphony.

Live music with wine or craft beer tastings were featured Thursday evenings when the Designer House was opened. Thank you to all of the 2014 featured wineries, brewery, and musicians:
Sept. 18:  Lake Anna Winery with music provided by “Last Call”, a trio featuring Mike Guza, Chris Legnaioli and Kent Alley.
Sept. 25:  James River Cellars with music provided by George Turman of the Brandermill Boathouse.
Oct. 2:  Saudé Creek Winery with music provided by Rick Schaffer of the “Jangling Reinharts”
Oct. 9:  Craft Beer Night – featuring Legend Brewery. Music provided by Steve Bassett (Sweet Virginia Breeze)

The Hampton Manor is built by Bel Arbor Builders and features a unique floor plan and architecture. The stone and cedar shake exterior of this new home is reminiscent of a New England manor. This never-before built four bedroom, four and a half bath home has over 4,200 square feet of inside living space, with an additional 1,100 square feet of finished outdoor space that includes two screened-in porches and a front entry courtyard. The home features smart components including a catering kitchen.

Stone details and wooden beam work in the ceilings help to bring the outdoors in with an array of finishes typically found only on the exterior.  Extensive windows and multiple access points to the outdoor spaces also contribute to a flow from outside to indoors. Once inside, the space is open and flowing with a grand spiral staircase to greet you in the two-story foyer. The front courtyard, study, dining room, and family room are immediately visible when you enter the home. The entertaining kitchen with center island and eat-in kitchen feature coffered ceilings and a gridded beam treatment. Both are open to the family room and screened-in downstairs porch as well as overlook a fireplace and built-in cabinetry. The master suite is located off of the family room and features expanded living space with bayed windows, his and her closets, double vanity, and spacious shower. A second first-floor bedroom, complete with full bath and walk-in closet is located on the opposite side of the home.

Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms with full baths and walk-in closets. There is also an expansive game room that leads to a second screened-in porch that is perfect for sleeping outdoors.
Click below to view the first and second floor plans.

Hallsley has been selected as the site of the 2014 Richmond Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) Designer Home. Local Richmond luxury home builder, Bel Arbor Builders, constructed the over 5,300 square foot home, named “Hampton Manor,” for its architectural charm in the rich tradition of The Hamptons’ shingle style. Bel Arbor has been named previously “Builder of the Year” by the Homebuilders’ Association of Richmond (under 25 homes) and awarded “Best of Virginia” by Virginia Living Magazine for the past three consecutive years. Joe Hill, President of the Bel Arbor team, has been a leader in area real estate development and construction for over 20 years.

“Hampton Manor” is the RSOL’s 16th Richmond Symphony Designer House since 1984. Click here to download a 2014 Richmond Designer House brochure.

Hallsley is located 3 miles west of Route 288 and Route 60, off Old Hundred Road. Drive to 3900 Brightwalton Road, Midlothian, VA 23112. Click here for directions.

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