Modern Richmond//12.07.2016//LaDiff Holiday Party by Modern Richmond

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Modern Richmond and LaDiff invite you to celebrate the holidays with us. Tour the store, shop for gifts and enjoy refreshments! 

Guests are welcome to shop La Diff during the celebration before & after the speaker. LaDiff has a special gift shopping coupon for all Modern Richmond guests attending our holiday bash!

We look forward to seeing everyone at LaDiff as we toast the holiday season with friends new and old.

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm, speakers at 6:15pm

Location: LaDiff - 125 S 14th St, Richmond VA, 23219

Speakers: Lisa Freiman, Ph.D. - Founding Director VCU Institute of Contemporary Art, Andy Thornton and Sarah Paxton of LaDiff 

Register to Attend Online: Click HERE to register. Modern Richmond events are free.

Modern Richmond//11.09.2016//Varina Area Library by Modern Richmond

Photo: ©Chris Cunningham Photography

Photo: ©Chris Cunningham Photography

The Varina Area Library, which opened on June 1, 2016, is a brand new 43,000 square foot building located on a 22 acre parcel of land in the rural, eastern section of Henrico County.  The new state-of-the art-library replaces a small 6,000 square foot branch that served the Varina community for over 40 years.

Designed by BCWH Architects, in partnership with Boston firm Tappé Architects, the library’s design is rooted in the landscape and the history of the Varina district.   The building and materials are reminiscent of the agrarian structures that once populated the area.  Borrowing on the form of a tobacco barn, the main library functions are housed in three pavilions that sit seemingly independently on the site. The library’s service and secondary functions are located adjacent to the pavilions in lower scale extensions – structures that re-interpret an addition to a typical utilitarian farm building.

Both the interior and exterior materials are inspired by materials found recurrently in the surrounding community. The palette is simple but rich: wood, stone, and metal. Inside, these elements are integrated with simple white walls and ceilings to shape the larger volumes of the pavilions. The end of each pavilion is terminated by a large expanse of glass that maximizes view and allows large amounts of natural light to bathe the interior. The furniture, light fixtures, and interior finishes organically reinforce the overall idea of a simple and refined building that converses with its natural setting.

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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

Location: 1875 New Market Rd, Henrico, VA 23231

Speaker: Chuck Wray, BCWH's principal-in-charge for the project

Register to Attend Online: Click HERE to register. Modern Richmond events are free.

Modern Richmond//10.12.2016//2607 & 2609 Brook Road by Modern Richmond

2607 and 2609 Brook Road began as two nondescript lots for sale in the summer of 2015. 

There were countless reasons why traditional builders overlooked the purchase of the lots. However, with the close proximity to the city, mature trees, and location across from a nature preserve, Realtors Sean Stilwell and Darren Brown saw a unique opportunity. Because of their experience in renovating historic homes in the immediate area, they purchased both lots, jumping at this chance build their first new houses. 

Sean and Darren then challenged Todd Dykshorn, architect and owner of ADO, to design the project. Together, the threedeveloped a plan, envisioning two modern houses tucked behind the existing tree cover. 

The group has been aware of the challenge of introducing modern homes to the neighborhood since the inception of their vision. You'll find that the new homes' brick facade draws influence from the surrounding houses.

The result has been the development of accessible modern spec houses within the city. Construction will be completed by the end of October 2016. 

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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

Location: 2607 and 2609 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220

Speakers: Todd Dykshorn, architect and owner of ADO and Realtors Sean Stilwell and Darren Brown of Atlas Realty Group

Register Online: Click HERE to register. Modern Richmond events are free, but a suggested cash donation of $5/person is appreciated. **We are not limiting tickets for this event, but in case of inclement weather, we may have to limit the number of guests inside the house

Parking: Please park on the street and be respectful of the neighborhood. 

Sponsor: Atlas Realty Group

Modern Richmond // POP UP TOUR 09.28.16 // 1807 Hampton Street by Modern Richmond

Modern Richmond Tour has organized a POP UP event at the Mid-Century Modern residence located at 1807 Hampton Street. Please join Modern Richmond after work on September 28th 5-7pm for a unique opportunity to tour this amazing property. This is not a regularly scheduled Modern Richmond event. Food and beverage and a formal speaker presentation will not be a part of the evening.

1807 Hampton Street is a classic Midcentury Modern split level designed by local architect Louis Stevenson with seasonal river views overlooking Maymont Park. Larges expanses of glass, open living/dining area, well preserved original detailing throughout. With four bedrooms including a generous master suite, two full and one half baths. A cantilevered upper balcony spans the 2nd floor, giving all front bedrooms access via wide sliding glass doors. The full basement is straight out of a set from Mad Men, with long “S” curved bar, custom built-ins, and additional rec area. Two brick wood-burning fireplaces. Seamless living from indoor to out with a front concrete porch and rear patio.