• Real Estate

    Richmond Dragway crosses finish line with $3M sale to real estate investor

    For decades, the Richmond Dragway ran around 75 events per year at its track. (Courtesy of Richmond Dragway) The family behind the longtime Richmond Dragway has cashed out its real estate, marking the final chapter of nearly 60 years of racing on the eastern Henrico site. The quarter-mile dragstrip and its 72 acres at 1955 Portugee Road in Sandston sold in late December for $3.2 million. The buyer was an entity tied to Maryland-based investment firm Greenspring Realty Partners, county records show. Johnny Davis The seller was the Weis family, led by Johnny Davis, whose great-grandfather Pop Weis and great-uncle Dan Weis opened the track in 1964. Davis had been…

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  • Living Room Decoration

    Fireplace ideas: 11 fabulous ways with fireplace design

    If you are looking to create a focal point for a room that’s truly game-changing, you should be browsing fireplace ideas.  The fireplace is the natural focal point of any space – from kitchens to living rooms. They’re place around which family and friends naturally congregate of an evening to converse and relax, the hub that beckons us with its welcome warmth and light, and, with a bit of imagination, an eye-catching design feature that might even have a practical, architectural role in the room, too. Below, we bring you fireplace ideas for every room – though mostly presented as living room fireplace ideas, each one could feature in another…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    Bedroom Wall Decorations: 19 Decorations For Bedroom

    With every new year comes the desire to start from scratch: to clear out our interiors, donate several bags of clothes to charity and to wipe the slate clean. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done; we can’t all afford to buy a new sofa, coffee table and bed frame every time we fancy switching up our furniture. That said, we can do little things like buy a new bedroom rug or bedroom chair and even purchase some new bedroom wall decorations. Decorating your abode is essential to making it feel like it’s yours, and it feels especially important in the boudoir. No one wants to wake up to a…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    7 Kitchen Trends You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere This Year

    Given the increased amount of time we’ve spent at home these last two years, it’s no wonder both full-scale kitchen renovations and modest redesigns have skyrocketed. And, with more chefs literally in the kitchen, there’s a plethora of trends cooking. This year, kitchens will become bolder, brighter, and more customized than ever before, thanks to a wide array of newly available colors, materials, and technologies. From rich, high-gloss paint treatments to eye-catching surfaces to colorful, bespoke appliances, what has always been the most expensive room in the house is beginning to look like it too. To find out precisely how kitchens will be taking shape in 2022, we tapped a…

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  • Home Design

    Rising Designer Sophie Ashby Transforms a Georgian-Era Home in London for her Young Family

    Just a few strides from the bustle of Brick Lane in London’s East End—where the sweet, spicy scent of the street’s famous Bangladeshi curry houses fills the air—hides a gorgeous Georgian-era gem of a house that British interior designer Sophie Ashby and her husband, fashion designer Charlie Casely-Hayford, currently share with their daughter, Gaia, born last May, and Casely-Hayford’s seven-year-old daughter Rainbow when she comes to stay on weekends. Having outgrown their one-bedroom apartment in West London, the family rented this place in February 2020, just weeks before the world went into lockdown. “We could have bought a house, but I knew it wouldn’t have been one I was happy…

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  • Garden Design

    Arts and crafts garden design: 5 key elements for a backyard

    The key elements of Arts and Crafts garden design can still be used to inspire modern gardens today.  The late 19th century movement produced some of the most influential, world-renowned gardens, which continue to have an enormous influence on how we garden today.  Take inspiration from arts and craft garden designs and incorporate some of the hallmark features into the garden ideas for your modern backyard. Here National Trust gardeners in the UK advise on some of the key elements to include if you are planning a garden with a traditional appeal. (Image credit: National Trust Images/ John Miller) Arts and crafts garden design – where to start Arts and Crafts garden design is,…

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    5 Houses on the Market That Appeared in the Pages of AD | Architectural Digest

    1201 Tower Grove, Beverly Hills AD profiled this Beverly Hills estate in 2009, and it hasn’t lost any of its luster since. Spread over two acres, it has views of the city skyline and ocean and gorgeous gardens with a heated gazebo, courtyards, arches, and open lawns. The interiors were designed by White House designer Michael Smith, and they are full of standout features such as the living room with a Georgian plaster ceiling and Venetian plaster walls, a handsome library with a hand-stenciled ceiling, and an octagonal breakfast room with a vaulted ceiling. Amenities include a two-story guesthouse, tennis court, pool pavilion with a swimming pool, movie theater, wine…

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