Go inside $1.65 million Shockoe Slip penthouse that just hit the market
RICHMOND, Va. — A Shockoe Slip penthouse custom-made for a Richmond developer is being offered for sale for the first time. Tom Papa and his wife, real estate broker Angel Papa, have listed their former residence – a three-level rooftop condo – at 1308 E. Cary Street Road for $1.65 million.
Featuring a modern architectural style and impressive city views, the 6,000-square-foot space was designed by Walter Parks Architects, which, according to the firm’s website, took inspiration from Tom Papa’s interest in the city’s rustic character and his collection of modern art.
Tom Papa is co-founder and managing partner of Fountainhead Properties, which has developed such projects as the Miller Lofts in Manchester and is currently planning two apartment towers just west of the Mayo Bridge. Angel Papa, an associate broker with Engel & Volkers Richmond, said her husband would often walk to work in Manchester directly from the home, emphasizing its accessibility that she said may appeal to downtown executives and others seeking an urban, walkable lifestyle.
“I feel like the location is far superior to, say, the condominiums at Rocketts Landing or even the Vistas (on the James), just because you walk out your front door, you’ve got myriad of cafes, entertainment destinations, but you also have the financial district right there, The Martin Agency, several major law firms,” she said. “You literally could just park your car and walk to work every day.”
She said she has sent marketing materials to each of those firms in the neighborhood in hopes of spurring interest in the property, which she and her husband left in May in favor of a mid-century modern home they are renovating near Carytown.