Richmond is well known for architecture, from its gracious Historic homes in The Fan and Monument Avenue, to its stunningly detailed Georgians and Colonials throughout Windsor Farms and the West End as well for its expansive Craftsmen Styled homes of Ginter Park.
What is less known but becoming ever more in demand is Richmond’s Modern side. Richmond is home to a wide array of unique homes, from the International/Bauhaus movement of the 30’s, the ‘Mid-Century Moderns’ of the 50’s and 60’s, to current award winning designs. The list of architects is quite remarkable, including Richard Neutra, Bud Hyland, George Matsumoto, Alan McCullough, along with a handful of local architects who continue to meet and exceed the Modernist client’s needs.
There are several areas in Richmond that seem to have a bent for sophisticated modern design. These are dotted along both banks of the James River with a cluster found on Riverside Drive and another large grouping in the Hillcrest neighborhood adjacent to Windsor Farms. Beyond the historic façade of many a Fan home you also will find renovated state-of-the-art interiors.
Although a bit more challenging to find, these unique architectural gems do exist. With patience and professional guidance you can live a twenty-first century lifestyle in a city known for its history.