These days, it seems like everyone’s moving to Richmond. We had some fun pairing local celebs — famous figures, characters, and one squirrel — with a River City home perfectly suited to their wants + needs.
He’s engaged in the community. He loves supporting the team. He keeps the FUNN alive. For this Flying Squirrels mascot, we’re recommending he check out a two-story condo at The Outpost at Brewers Row.
The sleek community will be just a short walk — or glide — from the Diamond. He could also take his workouts home at the fitness center or spend a day off chilling by the pool. A quick move-i could see Nutzy moved in before the season is out.
Edgar Allan Poe
We think this teller of tales would appreciate the drama of the exterior and find the cozy interior suitable for writing. It’s also got a gated courtyard and a fireplace with a green granite and wooden mantle. Bonus points for a short journey from the Church Hill property to The Poe Museum.
“James, Is That You I Smell?” Lady
If alive, this river-loving mural gal would be in the market for a new home thanks to its upcoming cover up to make room for new work at the Street Art Festival. We think she’d fit right in to this 2 BR, 1 BA bungalow in Westover Hills.
Location is key here — being near the river is a must, and transplanting to Southside lets our gal take advantage of a slightly larger lot. Plus, the warm exterior compliments the mural’s light blue + green color scheme.
The quiet, historic neighborhood is an easy drive to his home county. There are plenty of spots for songwriting with a screened-in porch and balcony. With this Northside home, Mraz could have it all.
This one is more aspirational. The actor has stayed in Richmond several times to film various projects. We’re hoping this 7 BR, 5 BA piece of River City history might convince him to make his next visit more permanent.
Fans might remember Hawke’s tendency to be spotted around the Fan. This mansion would situate the actor in a prime spot to enjoy the neighborhood. At the same time, it’s large enough for family + has historical quirks including a working elevator, a concealed cellar, and a two-story carriage house. Please notice us, Ethan.
What hometown celeb, character, or landmark (we can’t judge, we included a work of art in this list) do you want us to house hunt for next? Or do you think you can pick a better pad for the people we chose? Let us know and we might just make this a series.