The Building

 The Units

Richmond Cohousing has 19 single-level one-, two- and three-bedroom units on four floors. Unit sizes range from ~590 square feet to ~1380 square feet.

All units include a ~84 square foot patio, 9 foot ceilings, recessed lighting, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living rooms, and a parking space. See the floor plans for additional information.

18 of the 19 units are elevator accessible from the ground floor to the roof deck, and two stairwells further allow for movement throughout the building.

Common Space

Spaces to meet and engage are at the heart of cohousing design. Residents of Richmond Cohousing enter the building from the peripheral parking lot with a direct view of the ~2,500 square feet of first floor common space. (And bikers, walkers, and bus commuters can enter directly from the sidewalk.) When kids come home from school they can see their friends waiting with a snack or coloring book, and adults meet and share the news of the day.

1st Floor Common Areas
1st Floor Common Areas

We are very excited to have a Kid’s Room to provide our youngest members their own dedicated space to play and create. Interior windows on the door and wall will allow parents to keep an eye on their kids from the Great Room, perhaps while lingering over coffee with other adults.

Members share ~800 square feet of multi-purpose space adjacent to the parking lot entrance. This area houses art and workshop space, a ping pong table, and some group storage (like suitcases and camping equipment).

A ~2,800 square foot rooftop deck adds functional outdoor space with wonderful views of the city.

Energy Efficiency

Green design and sustainability is a value of both Richmond Cohousing and Miller & Associates. Viridiant has ensured our homes are “healthy and operationally cost effective, as well as energy, water, and resource efficient” via EarthCraft Multifamily Certification. Additionally, a solar panel array on the fourth floor unit roof offsets the energy used by the common space and facilities.

The Neighborhood

Our cohousing community is the walkable/bikable neighborhood of Manchester, just over the river from downtown with many attractive features including a library, restaurants, shops, playgrounds and pocket parks, and close proximity to river attractions.

Take a stroll around the block, either on foot or via Google Maps, and explore Real Roots Food Systems garden, Brewer’s Cafe, Basic City Beer Co., and Manchester’s Table. Walk to the T. Tyler Potterfield Pedestrian Bridge in less than 8-minutes (we clocked it!) or hop on the bus for a quick commute into downtown.