After renovating five different homes, restaurateur Julius C. Pierce has found his angle of repose. more

Oct 18, 2016 6:00 AM Home

The work of Slovakia-born, Falls Church-based fine art conservator Katja Gibson. more


Financing the cost of renovating a historic home. more

May 9, 2016 12:35 PM Home

Tucked appropriately into a framework of more than 200 boxwoods and seven species of magnolias, historic Bellevue provides elegant country living. more

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Restoring the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. more



Jack Betts

The Blue Ridge Parkway’s iconic Mabry Mill came dangerously close to decay and destruction last year, until friends of the popular parkway outpost intervened to save its massive waterwheel. more

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Bacon’s Castle celebrates 350th anniversary. more

Sep 9, 2015 11:23 AM Culture

Mount Airy Plantation gets a (televised) facelift. more

Feb 12, 2015 2:42 PM 2 Comments

An effort to protect Pittsylvania’s remaining tobacco barns is as much about honoring a way of life as it is about preserving the history of the industry. more


A Bath County mountain retreat where rustic and whimsical meet to create a stunning backdrop for a Virginia-themed art collection. more

Jan 30, 2014 1:14 PM

How downtown Staunton fought suburbanization and won. more

Dec 5, 2013 2:32 PM


Mike Johnson

Hurricane Irene caused chaos in Virginia, but normality is being restored thanks to the hard work of men and women from throughout the state—and beyond. more

Sep 2, 2011 11:40 AM Culture


Robb Scharetg

A go-to place for classic car collectors. more

Mar 15, 2011 12:06 PM Culture

History Under Glass

Rendering by Dewhurst MacFarlane and Partners

The Menokin Foundation and some architects have hatched a bold plan to restore the 18th-century home of Francis Lightfoot Lee using structural glass--something that has never been done before. more

Jan 17, 2011 11:35 AM Culture 9 Comments

Charles McRaven is an old-fashioned builder more

Jan 12, 2011 10:13 AM Home 1 Comments


Erik Kvalsvik

After a painstaking restoration effort, a historic Albemarle County manor house has been returned to its 1920s design, when renowned architect William Lawrence Bottomley and landscape architect Charles F. Gillette imbued it with an effortless charm. more

Sep 7, 2010 7:59 AM Home

Living by Hand

Patricia Lyons

Leni Sorensen’s career path has been anything but conventional. more

Jul 20, 2010 1:39 AM Home 6 Comments

A River Renaissance

John Henley

The James River was in terrible shape 30 years ago, but cleanup efforts have largely restored its health. more

Jul 12, 2010 12:14 PM Culture


Mark Atkinson

The Cooke-Royster “cottage,” on the North End of Virginia Beach, has been a landmark for strollers and sailors for almost 100 years. A meticulous renovation has readied this expansive Arts and Crafts-style house for another century. more

May 13, 2010 12:27 PM Home 1 Comments


Cade Martin

Sandy Lerner likes pushing boundaries. She made a fortune in the male-dominated high-tech industry, started a grunge cosmetics line, rescued Jane Austen’s brother’s house in England. more

Apr 29, 2010 12:00 PM Culture 4 Comments

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