Welcome To RSOL

Introducing RSOL’s 2018 Designer House… Holly Lawn

“one of the best examples of the Queen Anne style in the state of Virginia.”
– Chris Novelli, Virginia Department of Historic Resources

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) is delighted to announce the selection of the renowned Holly Lawn estate for the 2018 Designer House. Located in the Hermitage Road Historic District, this gorgeous Queen Anne style home completed in 1901 was once home to the Richmond Council of Garden Clubs and is on the National Historic Register of Places. Virginia’s leading interior designers will transform the 14,500 square foot home on 2.1 acres.

Not only is Holly Lawn famous for its historic significance, more recently, many Richmonders will remember the storm of June 2016 that sent a majestic 175-year-old red oak crashing into the front facade of the home. It took nearly two years to painstakingly repair the home to maintain its historic majesty.

Holly Lawn’s main home features five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a sun porch, a library, a living room, a formal dining room, a spacious foyer, a kitchen with a butler's pantry, and a sweeping Southern style front porch. An addition with four added living spaces was completed in 1973.  One of the earlier homeowners named the estate “Holly Lawn” for the beautiful imagery provided by the holly trees lining the grounds.

Proceeds from the Designer House, which attracts 7,000 visitors will benefit the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

House Tours

September 17 - October 14
M-F 10am-3pm • Sat. 10am-5pm • Sun 1-5pm

After your house tour, enjoy lunch at the Designer House Café and shop for something special at the Designer House Boutique featuring unique jewelry, home accessories, clothing, and stationery from local artisans. Raffle tickets are also available for a drawing of donated items from our designers and others.

Purchase House Tour Tickets

Designer House Café
M-F: 11:30am-2:30pm Sat: 11:30am-3:30pm Sun: 1-3:30pm

Enjoy a relaxing and delicious lunch before or after your house tour at the Holly Lawn Designer House Café. The menu will be available soon.

Designer House Boutique

A visit to the Designer House wouldn’t be complete without a browse of the Designer House’s artsy and eclectic Boutique. A curated selection of fabulous treasures sourced from Richmond’s best artisans and vendors will give you a head start on holiday shopping or a treat for yourself. Our boutique partners will be announced soon. The Designer House Boutique will be open during regular house tour times and for special events, including Thirsty Thursdays.

Holly Lawn
4015 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23117 

Click here for Google Map

Street parking where permitted. Valet parking will be offered for the Preview Gala.


House Tour Tickets are $30 per person, per visit and may be purchased online now. Our Title Sponsor Kroger will have tickets available for purchase at their locations. Information on Kroger ticket sales will be posted soon. From September 17 to October 14, 2018, Designer House Tour tickets may be purchased at the door with cash, check, or credit card.  

Purchase House Tour Tickets


* No children under the age of 8, including babies in arms or carriers, are permitted. 
* Children older than 8 years old must be escorted by their accompanying adult at all times. 
* No strollers or large bags permitted. 
* Low heels or flat shoes, please.
* No food or beverage allowed in the Designer House.
* No pets.

While the house is not fully accessible to people with disabilities due to stairs, we are happy to address which parts of the house may be accessiblePlease contact designerhouse@rsol.org with any visit assistance questions.  

Photo Policy

Photography for personal use is encouraged and permitted at the Designer House using the following guidelines.
* Designer House designers, staff, and volunteers reserve the right to prohibit the use of cameras at any time.
Equipment must not exceed the size of an SLR camera designed for personal use. 
* Guest may post photos on social media. Please tag #RSOLdesignerhouse on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 


Special Events

Bare Bones Party
August 2  | 5-7pm  

See the home before it is decorated!

Tickets $10 per guest, plus $5 per glass of beer or wine.

Purchase Bare Bones Party Tickets


Preview Gala 
September 14  | 6-10pm

Preview Home Tour • Music by Richmond Symphony Musicians • Hors d’oeuvres • Cocktails

Enjoy a first look at the finished Designer House before it opens to the public at our Black Tie optional evening. 

Tickets pricing available soon.

Thirsty Thursdays
September 20 & 27  | October 4 & 11 | 5:30-7:30pm

Home Tour • Garden Party • Food • Music • Beer • Wine

Tickets: $55 including House Tour, $30 without House Tour

Purchase Thirsty Thursday Tickets



During your visit to Holly Lawn, don’t forget to stop by the Raffle Table to purchase your Designer House Raffle Ticket. Our committee is sourcing a wonderful selection of raffle items. The winning raffle tickets will be drawn upon the closing of the Designer House. Winners will be notified and provided details on item collection. If you or your business is interested in offering an item for the raffle, please contact designerhouse@rsol.org. Online raffle tickets will soon be available. Purchased raffle tickets online will be confirmed via email.

Private Parties/ Corporate Events
Looking for a unique location to host a special event? Treat your clients and guests to an evening at the Designer House. If you are interested in reserving the Designer House to host your special event, please contact designerhouse@rsol.org.

Designer Information
If you are a designer and would like to be included on the designer invitation list, please contact our Designer Selection Committee at designerhouse@rsol.org.

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Media Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Elizabeth Schneider Charitable Trust

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