The Church Hill Holiday House Tour is TODAY, Sunday, December 16 from noon-5PM. Tickets are available at St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall for $25:
This year’s feature house on our tour is 5 North 29th Street. A recently renovated Victorian style house with its bracketed Italianate porch and intricate ironwork fence was the residence of Daniel Day-Lewis when he lived in Richmond while filming Steven Spielberg’s highly praised “Lincoln.”
Other features of Church Hill’s house tour this year include the Dr. John Adams Double House. Built in 1809 this duplex is the last standing duplex of its time and one of the oldest homes in Richmond. Other homes on the tour represent the ongoing restoration and preservationists efforts of Richmond’s first Old and Historic District. Two recently renovated homes on East Franklin Street will be open for guests to explore the effervescent and progressive evolution of the best neighborhood in Richmond.
This house tour also embraces homes of newer construction and recently renovated masterpieces. The old Chimborazo School across from Chimborazo Park joins a bevy of reconditioned historic structures in Church Hill. The old school has been lovingly restored from a dilapidated underutilized edifice into acclaimed multifamily apartments, giving an old building a useful purpose again. The apartments on the tour in the new Lava Lofts gives guests to our neighborhood a taste of the ever changing dynamic of Church Hill.
Our homes this year:
- 2501 & 2503 East Grace Street – the Dr. John Adams Double House 2603 East Franklin Street
- 2617 East Franklin Street
- 2910 East Broad Street
- 310 North 33rd Street – Lava Lofts, and old Chimborazo School 5 North 29th Street
- 425 North 33rd Street
- 1130 North 28th Street
- 405 North 23rd Street