MODERN RICHMOND TOUR//09.14.2016//9901 Kingsbridge Road / by Modern Richmond

Designed by local Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, Frederick “Bud” Hyland, the 6,000-plus-square-foot house was in immaculate condition when the Morrises bought the home. It had changed little since it was built in 1968, from the peacock-print wallpaper and seven colorful tiled bathrooms to the built-in appliances in the kitchen. It was designed specifically for the sloping, 4-acre site, with massive windows and cantilevered decks that seem to invite the outside in. “It almost feels like we’re living in a treehouse,” Janet says.

Rather than completely overhaul the space, the couple chose to keep its footprint and quirky details while infusing a healthy dose of their own style—and a few modern updates like a new kitchen, fireplaces and carpeting. They opted to keep the home’s original telecom system and a lumbering dumbwaiter, which the girls sometimes use to transport snacks from the kitchen to the game room and pool area on the ground floor below.

Nearly 100 percent of the home’s furnishings, artwork and accessories date to the 1960s or earlier, from the Sputnik lamps and pair of Mies van der Rohe-designed Barcelona chairs in the living room, to the Eames bed in the master bedroom and the Bertoia chairs on the patio.

Speaker: Mimi Sadler of Sadler & Whitehead and the Morrises, owners of the home

Register Online. 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 at any given time.

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

- about the house from The R Home article "Period Piece" by Erica Jackson Curran, July 19, 2016

Photograph courtesy of Gordon Gregory Photos