Exploring Site + Place: A Look at Modern Richmond Week

Modern Richmond Week is an annual event that celebrates the city’s modern and contemporary architecture. This year’s theme is “Site + Place” and will feature two private residences, an adaptive-reuse project, and a presentation by landscape architect Jill Nolt. The event will provide a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of designed landscapes and architecture.

The first house on the tour is a 3,000-square-foot home in Richmond’s Westhampton neighborhood. The house was designed by Josh McCullar of Josh McCullar Architects and features a semi-public, sunny forecourt in the front and a private sunken garden in the rear. The exterior of the house is lime-washed brick with a recessed oak-and-glass entry loggia and 10-foot windows on the first floor. The interior includes three bedrooms and 4½ baths, as well as a custom, white-oak library.

The second residence on the tour is a vacation home in Mathews County designed by architect Sanford “Sandy” Bond. The 1,000-square-foot, Contemporary-style home features a soaring, 17-foot-high main living and dining area, with a pair of oversized bifold doors in the southeast corner that can be opened to the outdoors. The house is situated to take advantage of the views of Fishing Bay, Stove Point, the Chesapeake Bay, and Gwynn’s Island.

Modern Richmond Week will provide a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of designed landscapes and architecture. It will also be a chance to appreciate the city’s modern and contemporary architecture and to learn more about how it has shaped the city’s landscape. For more information, visit moderrichmond.org.

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

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