The Margrave of Marburg
How friends and neighbors — and a developer — saved the oldest house in the Byrd Park community. Read full story
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Blame the Name
A rant against treacly, trite and just plain ridiculous house names
I’m going to go out on a limb of an apple tree, so to speak, and assume the first people to name their place of residence were Adam and Eve. Like most mortals who name their homes, they got a little carried away — or banished, strictly speaking. The Garden of Eden was just a tad pretentious for a name. It’s well known that Adam and Eve had a little too much pride in their Read full story
Change Agents
A low-slung ranch becomes a design laboratory for two whole-house renovators and their children.
When Bradley and Niki Davidson bought a low-slung ranch house in Old Westham near the University of Richmond in 2008, they knew they were going to renovate it and sell it through their company, Davidson Builders. They had no idea it would become their home.

Until this project, they’d been taking on smaller jobs — building additions on the backs of homes, remodeling kitchens, adding bonus rooms above garages. This would be their first Read full story
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Imagine a summer table set with these plates. Measuring eight inches round and made of ceramic, they’re perfectly sized for salads, desserts and sandwiches.

Celebrating sea life with crab, starfish and sea turtle motifs, the plates are made by Split P and are art of their Marina collection. I found them in the gift section at The Great Big Greenhouse. They’re $12.95 each.

The classic blue and white Read full story
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