Thursday, August 13, 2009

City Escapes - Richmond, VA

I'm super excited about our second City Escapes tour. Richmond, VA happens to be one of the most historical cities in the country. John and Sherry from Young House of Love, were kind enough to virtually introduce their favorite buildings in their historic hometown. Make sure to check out their home history here. Their world is surrounded by historical architecture and a fantastic ranch they call home.

Here are four of our favorite buildings here in our Richmond, VA hometown.
The first building is Main Street Station, a historic clock-tower building that serves as a gorgeous and grand train station.
Here are some old tobacco-warehouses-turned-modern-lofts which are an amazing combination of old & new (many of them have exposed beams and original brick with amazingly modern state of the art kitchens and furnishings).

The third building is one of the many gorgeous older homes on Monument Ave, Richmond's most historic thoroughfare lined with monuments of civil war heroes and houses full of gorgeous period detailing. We especially adore this home for the quatrefoil railing and the original windows.

And the forth example of our favorite Richmond architecture is this quirky vintage Richmond Dairy Company building which has since been converted to updated apartments (yes, you can live in the milk bottle!). Gotta love a place with a sense of humor.

Thanks so much for including us in City Escapes. We can't wait to virtually explore other cities!

s (& j)

I would like to personally thank Sherry and John for taking time out of their super busy schedule to participate in the City Escapes series. I would love to visit in a couple of months, hopefully when the weather is perfect and fall is on the horizon. Now, I just have to convince Bobby to take some time off.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Make some time to explore your city.

P.S If you are interested in participating in The City Escapes Series, please send me an email.




bananas. said...

i would so live in that dairy building. how cool is that? richmond looks like an amazing place to live. the richmond here in cali is like the opposite.

Design Esquire said...

I would love to go to Richmond one day. The dairy company building is awesome! I would love to live in the milk bottle (or better yet, the giant house on Monument Ave). The city looks beautiful, thanks for sharing your hometown with us.

annechovie said...

I have a friend in Richmond and have always wanted to visit. Great tour - thank you!

Centsational Girl said...

Richmond is so beautiful. If you want an article on Sonoma, California, let me know - I'll be doing more Wine Country features this fall with the harvest season !


Kristin said...

You know I lived in DC for a year and never ventured that far into VA. I should have!

bluehydrangea said...

Another great post!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Yansy,

Richmond looks like a lovely place and I enjoyed seeing some of the great buildings in this area.
thank you.

Enjoy your weekend

Mrs. Limestone said...

Ive been to Richmond before but I must be going to the wrong parts b/c I have never seen any of this cool stuff. I just love that big milk jug!

elena said...

everytime we drove by the train station on 95 my entire life my mother would sigh and go "THAT's where i want to live."

Tamstyles said...

those pictures like like "wholesome street"...just perfect.

Chukker said...

Your whole blog looks great. I like your editing style, the pictures you chose, very nice indeed!
Good luck with all your projects

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I love Richmond! Well, minus all the crime :)

That dairy building is adorable!