James River House
The challenge was to make this 4,000 square foot, five-floor home functional for their business and personal needs. Floors one through three were private spaces for bedrooms and home offices. The upper two levels were public spaces used heavily for entertaining and company fundraisers. They wanted an open plan, but “not too open.”
Each space, including the bathrooms, had its own distinct pop of accent color in tile, fabrics or accessories. In the foyer, the tall clean walls are contrasted by industrial metal barn doors. On the rooftop terrace, a slatted trellis made of Brazilian ipe distinguishes this townhouse from the neighbors’ roofline – indicating that this home, indeed, has a look unlike the norm in Richmond.