By Kathy Chouteau
A notable onetime Richmond resident’s house is on the market and, wow, does it ever have a magnificent garden. Annie Hayes, the founder and former owner of Annie’s Annuals and Perennials, is selling her house at 5721 Doremus Ave. in the East Richmond Heights neighborhood for $724,000.
Hayes’ house is a one-level, three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,212 square foot bungalow described on the listing as being a peaceful retreat on a quiet street close to Wildcat Canyon. The home’s pièce de résistance is, of course, the garden, which is touted as a “delicate balance of native drought-resistant plants, stunning hardscape and low maintenance for year-round enjoyment.”
According to her listing agents at Maj Realtors, Hayes has “moved out of the area to a peaceful rural town,” prompting the sale of her house. Earlier this year, she retired and sold Annie’s Annuals and Perennials to Sarah Hundley after nearly 30 years as its owner.
In a Facebook post about her house, Hayes said “the neighborhood is quiet, the neighbors are sweet, there’s no house behind the property—so privacy—and the garden is quite nice. I’ve lived there since 1981 and loved it.”