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Steven Spielberg's Richmond home now has a buyer

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It's billed as the most spectacular home in Richmond, a 15th floor Shockoe Slip apartment, with a view of the James River and the State Capitol nestled Downtown.

Steven Spielberg lived in the deluxe apartment for five months, a 2,600 square foot space with an asking price of $1.3 million. The apartment is now under contract, with realtor Andrea Levine saying in an interview Friday it has Spielberg's seal of approval.

"Out of everywhere he's been, and all the temporary places he's stayed at, this was his favorite," Levine said. "We looked at many different places, including going out to Goochland, going to Windsor Farms, and this is really where he landed and said, ‘this has to be it.'"

The loft is within the Vistas on the James Community at 301 Virginia St., next to the Kanawha Canal. The kitchen boasts a wine cooler for 136 bottles, a bread warmer, and a walk-in pantry. There are three balconies with views of the James River Rapids, Main Street Station and the Federal Reserve Tower.

"He loved being able to see the State Capitol," Levine said. "Because, filming ‘Lincoln,' that was very important to him. And this was the only place that offered that."

The current owners are selling the residence with plans to travel the world, and another apartment on the 15th floor is currently on the market.

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