A penthouse apartment occupied by Steven Spielberg during the filming of “Lincoln” has come to market in Richmond, VA. The luxury unit, which enjoys views of the downtown metro area and the Virginia state Capitol, is currently listed for $1.295 million.
After scouting areas in Massachusetts, Spielberg ultimately settled on Virginia to film his 2012 historical epic, which starred Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Filming of “Lincoln” began in October 2011 in Richmond, where the state Capitol building served as Confederacy headquarters during the Civil War. Parts of the state Capitol and Capitol Square, including the Executive Mansion, were used to film Capitol and White House interior scenes in the movie. Scenes were also filmed in Fredericksburg, Petersburg and Powhatan, VA.
Known as the Scudder Residence, the high-rise loft combines a pair of units, resulting in an open, 2,600-square-foot floor plan. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit was clearly designed with views in mind — floor-to-ceiling glass can be found in almost every room of the apartment and offers a prime vantage point overlooking the downtown area and Richmond’s historic structures.
The interior of the penthouse features a contemporary design accented by hardwood flooring, recessed lighting and a soft color scheme. A chef’s kitchen sports custom cabinetry and a large breakfast bar, a small office alcove and a den area with an additional wet bar and pool table. Two indoor parking spaces and a pair of storage units are also included in the sale. Residents of the luxury high-rise are treated to a gym overlooking the Kanawha Canal, and they have a private club room and 24-hour security and concierge service.
“Lincoln” was a huge success at the box office, grossing more than $182 million in North America and $275 million worldwide. In addition to its commercial success, the film received widespread acclaim and was nominated for seven Golden Globes and 12 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Day-Lewis won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Lincoln, and the film also won an award for Best Production Design.
Andrea Levine of One South Realty Group has the listing.
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