WestRock chairman lists 35-acre riverside residence for $3.6 million
The previous head of a beforehand Richmond-based Fortune 500 agency has put his japanese Goochland property available on the market for $3.67 million.
John Luke Jr., who was CEO of WestRock predecessor MeadWestvaco, is promoting his 35-acre riverside residence at 330 Flag Station Highway.
Anne Chewning with The Steele Group | Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty listed the house final week for Luke and his spouse Kathleen. The couple bought the property, which consists of 4 parcels, in 2006 for $3.02 million, Goochland property information present. The newest county evaluation valued the parcels at almost $3.2 million mixed.
Chewning stated the Lukes are remaining on the town.
“They’re simply altering their actual property,” she stated. “Their children are grown.”
John serves on WestRock’s board as non-executive chairman, a task he assumed with the merger of MeadWestvaco and Georgia-based RockTenn Co. in 2015. The packaging large’s headquarters has since been relocated from Richmond to Atlanta, although WestRock maintains a visual presence downtown in the glass-paneled building it shares with CoStar Group.
Chewning stated the Lukes renovated the property extensively since buying the property from Ann and David Martin. David, who died in 2012, was the co-founder of ad firm The Martin Agency. He later based one other advert agency, Hawley Martin Companions, with his brother Stephen.
Mark Franko Customized Constructing designed the renovations, which included a brand new visitor home to interchange an outdated one which was torn down, Chewning stated. The Lukes additionally added a heated pool and pool home and up to date the principle home, which was inbuilt 1939.
“It’s all been up to date,” Chewning stated. “The primary home is renovated, the visitor home is renovated.”
Referred to as Oaklea, the property contains 4 ponds, one with a fishing dock, and is located on a hillside alongside the James River. The property is off River Highway simply west of Route 288.
Totaling 6,700 sq. ft, the Georgian-style, brick-and-slate fundamental home contains 5 bedrooms, 5½ loos and three fuel and wood-burning fireplaces. The home is provided with “good residence” know-how and a generator. Rear-side doorways speak in confidence to create an indoor-outdoor area, and the home additionally features a curved staircase and wine cellar.
The pool home totals 1,800 sq. ft and features a kitchen, laundry, train room and basement-garage. The property additionally features a indifferent two-car storage, a circle driveway enclosing a rose backyard and fountain, a 770-square-foot one-bedroom visitor home with wood-burning fire, a tennis courtroom with viewing balcony, and a steady.
Chewning stated she has acquired some curiosity in the home since itemizing it Aug. 23. She’s advertising and marketing the itemizing by Sotheby’s platform and is engaged on a brochure to complement pictures and drone pictures.
She stated the property will attraction to patrons who need to be close to town but in addition have privateness in a countryside setting.
“It’s shut sufficient within the proximity of Richmond and never up to now out, but it surely’s a rustic property. It’s an exquisite location,” she stated. “You’re not too far out, however you’re far out sufficient for privateness and a variety of land to maneuver round on.”
Oaklea joins one other $3 million itemizing that’s available on the market in Goochland. In April, the 28-acre former Starwood property in Manakin-Sabot was listed for nearly $3.7 million.