Modern Monday

When you think about architecture in Richmond, VA, modern hardly comes to mind. We love our dedication to our Southern roots and there is a simplistic charm in our Colonial/Victorian design. We have dedicated this Monday to showcase our love for modern residential architecture here in Richmond. Yes, it does exist! As Richmond progresses in many ways, so will the architecture of it. Love it or not, you cannot deny that some of these modern reconstructs incorporate well within our historical abodes. Some are standout stunners, boasting lots of natural light, beautiful wood flooring and trims, symmetrical/geometric elements and sharp kitchens that look like they can do the cooking for you. If you're looking for more contemporary look with your home's structure and design, there are many firms here in RVA that can lend a hand. Here are some prime examples:


Would you ever expect to find this level of modern architecture in the likes of a neighborhood as Jackson Ward? We found this little gem designed by Josh McCullar Architects. This award-winning row house definitely makes a statement. Beautifully lit, the glass bridges enhanced by the multi-paneled skylight can make brighten any rainy day. Incorporating clean lines and symmetry, this home is fit for any urbanite who wants to shake things up.

Architecture: Josh McCullar, AIA and Katie Cortez, AIA | SMBW PLLC
Architectural Photography by Ansel Olson
General Contractor: Peak 3 Construction


When half of the architecture, Fultz and Singh duo isn't making the best BBQ in Richmond, they are designing these modern marvels. This 5,400 square foot spacious residence here in RVA, was a 2013 renovation and addition for the Skelley residence. A peaceful haven indeed.


Amidst all the row homes in the fan, this one is the mullet of homes. The "business" in the front is unassuming, but then you get to the back side and it's "party" of modernity. Large stacked windows adorn the back of the house, while open entrances and exposed brick enhance the sleek interior design. 510 Architects did an amazing job at keeping the aesthetics of the neighborhood with surprising hidden modern elements.