Oak Park // Chesterfield County
Located along the west side of Huguenot Road between Robious and Buford Roads, Oak Park is one of the most important developments in the Richmond Metro in the past 20 years.
Designed as an homage to the fabled Northside neighborhood of Ginter Park, Oak Park’s architectural guidelines mandated 1900’s era period architecture that was a sharp departure from the transitional and colonial styles of the 2000’s. In addition to guidelines that demanded Arts and Crafts and Four Square designs, the covenants also mandated higher standards for materials than what other subdivisions required. The resulting look was more ornate, more powerful and far more unique than other subdivision of the era.
The heightened requirements for both design and material manifested itself in a higher price in both the aggregate and in the per foot costs of the homes there. It also manifested itself in one of the most interesting and visually striking new home subdivisions built in Richmond in recent memory and spawned other developments with upscale guidelines.