HGTV Comes to RVA!

I don’t know about you, but I’m slightly obsessed with HGTV. And now I’ve got my kids hooked. So you can imagine our excitement when we found out that HGTV will be coming to RVA!

I was thrilled to sit down and chat with RVA’s future HGTV stars at one of their favorite spots, Urban Farmhouse in Scott’s Addition. Josh and Breese Romano are married renovators, designers, house-flippers, developers, planners, parents AND storytellers…our very own Richmond Rehabbers!

Photo by Meghan McSweeney @meghanmcsweeneyphotography


Cobblestone Development Group

Josh, the founder and owner of Cobblestone Development Group, started working construction at a very young age. His favorite part of the renovation process is taking a house down to the studs and creating the floor plan. Clearly he’s got great vision because their renovations are just beautiful!

John founded Cobblestone Development Group in 2013 which resulted from his love of the history behind houses and his creative eye towards renovation and rehab of older homes. He and Breese met and were married not long after that and they became partners in marriage, parenting, and work.

Working Together

John has a great eye for design and renovation and Breese compliments that work with a natural talent for interior design. Together, they’re a dynamite couple with a love for what they do and the history behind it.

Photos by Mick Anders Photography

His wife Breese, is a licensed realtor and head of Cobblestone’s home design. Together, along with a fantastic team of people, they are working hard to transform some of Richmond’s oldest homes. It’s no secret that Breese’s favorite feature in a home is lighting. She loves creating her own light fixtures using salvaged pieces.

Photos by Mick Anders Photography

Photos by Mick Anders Photography

“Shades of Light can turn it into whatever you dream up.”

How cool is that?!

Photos by Mick Anders Photography

I personally love her design philosophy: comfortable, clean, classic and livable…a must for a busy family. Breese’s favorite room in their house is the kitchen.

“I love to cook and love to have everyone gather in there with me.”

And who doesn’t love these great before and after photos!

Photos by Mick Anders Photography
Photos by Mick Anders Photography

RVA Favorites

Josh and Breese, along with their two children and precious goldendoodle, love Richmond and love to shop local. They’re excited that HGTV will be featuring RVA in their upcoming show. “I love that Richmond is a small city, but has a big city feel. We love the history, the people, restaurants and entertainment. And you can’t beat a river running through it all!” says Breese.

One of their favorite spots to grab a drink and enjoy beautiful views of RVA is Quirk’s rooftop bar…and I’m sure many Richmonders will agree! They frequently grab a quick bite or meet with clients at Lunch and Supper in Scott’s Addition and Portico will always be a favorite since it was their first date spot.

Our favorite Richmond Rehabbers will be featured on HGTV Sunday, May 7th at 12:00pm so set the DVR or host your own watch party! The house featured in Sunday’s pilot, is a 2,000 square foot Victorian revival with a beautiful open floor plan.

“We were able to bring the original cedar siding back to life, keep the original interior columns, and the cutest little stain glass window.”

We can’t wait to see this fun couple, their hardworking team, beautiful work and our wonderful city featured on HGTV. And be sure and check some of their current and completed projects on their website.

“We hope that it will showcase the amazing things that Richmond has to offer.”

After meeting this dynamic couple, I have no doubt they will not only showcase RVA, but also their incredible talent and creativity!

Press Release

Check out their recent press release below  for more details about the show.

Jessica Black
Cobblestone Development Group
540.718.2282 (cell)


Richmond, Virginia, April 11, 2017 – Just announced on their Instagram account (@cobblestonerva), Josh and Breese Romano, husband-and-wife team of Cobblestone Development Group, will be airing their new HGTV pilot May 7, 2017 at 12 pm EST. The new HGTV pilot, titled Richmond Rehabbers, will showcase a newly renovated home in Richmond’s Northside. The show will also give highlights of some of Richmond’s most iconic landmarks and skyline views. If the pilot is well received a new 13 episode season will air featuring renovated homes by Josh, Breese, and the Cobblestone team.

The Romanos hope to incorporate other local Richmond businesses into the series to show off just how amazing the city of Richmond really is. Be sure to tune in on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 12 PM EST to show your support of Cobblestone Development Group and the city of Richmond!









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