The Clarke Residence // 308 Hillwood Road

From the owners:

In the fall of 2012 we decided that in the spring of 2014 we would both retire and move from Philadelphia to Richmond to be near our children and grandchildren.  From that time on, each time we came to Richmond to visit we spent time looking at homes.  Boyd saw this home first and immediately was taken with it.  It took me a bit longer but the light and potential for opening up the floor-plan finally convinced me.  We also recognized the benefit of having both a large lot and a flat yard in the back, a rarity in this area.  So we bought the home in August of 2013 and began working on the renovation.

We have made eleven inter-city moves and owned as many homes, all of them very traditional in style.  The design features of this home resonated with us, perhaps because it was a common style when we were growing up.  We also saw the potential to create a livable, efficient house largely on one floor, as we expect this will be the last house we buy.  Working with Kristi Lane and Chip Spitzer has been extraordinarily gratifying.  The goal of the renovation was to update the house to modern standards while maintaining the character of a mid-century house.  We are delighted with the finished product, which we believe is consistent with the spirit of the original design of the house and yet also responds to our needs over the coming years.

Speakers: Nan and Boyd Clarke, Kristi Lane, Chip Spitzer

Time: 5:30 – 7:30, speakers at 6:15 with a short Q&A following. Guests are invited to tour the building before and after the speakers.

Sponsor: Rappahannock Restaurant

Cost: Modern Richmond events are free, but a suggested cash donation of $5 per person is appreciated.

Location: 308 Hillwood Road, Richmond, VA 23226

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