The Lane Residence
This Tudor Revival mansion cost more than $130,000 in 1928 when built for the family of Edward W. Lane, one of the founders of the Atlantic National Bank. Located at 3730 Richmond Street, Mrs. Lane worked closely with the architects to adapt the features she admired of English architecture while the exterior of the home has a Tudor Revival details of leaded glass windows, slate roof, half-timbering with pegged joints, massive chimneys with star-shaped stacks and chimney pots, Tudor-style arches over the doors and some windows, steep gables with ornate vergeboards, and random-shaped limestone blocks that trim the windows, doors, and corners. The interior is also exceptional. It contains pegged oak floors, elaborate beamed and sculpted plaster ceilings, wainscoting, massive fireplaces, and an octagonal breakfast room with a gold-leaf ceiling. The Lane residence embodies a style and elegance that is purely Avondale.