West Avenue is more than just a beautiful charming street. It is a way of life. The expression "Rare Opportunity" is often used in Real Estate but this is the first time in 50 years that one of the truly splendid houses on one of the most celebrated streets in Richmond is being offered. The scene of countless holiday celebrations, cocktail parties, and gatherings of much beloved friends and family, 1136 West Avenue, with its high ceilings and expansive rooms is wonderful. The owners have never stopped improving it the entire time they have been there-- restoring gas fireplaces in almost every room downstairs plus a wood-burning fireplace in the kitchen, which is perhaps the largest and most inviting kitchen in the Fan. Gorgeously refinished wood floors everywhere and more windows and skylights than many of us have seen in these historic homes. Look no further than the fixture and soap-stone sink in the laundry room or the slate-roofed, architectural portico over the entrance to the basement to understand the commitment to quality and aesthetic detail that define this exceptional house. There is a vast (unfinished) basement and most important perhaps, a COPPER ROOF.