Contact us for more information regarding the Rice House, a former private residence turned event venue in Richmond. Designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra, the stunning home was built in the mid-1960s on Lock Island IN the James RIver. The house features strong horizontal elements detailed in what appear to be concrete, but are actually faced wood and steel beams. The living room of the Rice House offers a view overlooking the James River. Other details of the house follow the International Style: exterior railings, balconies and layered, flat roofs.