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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:21 AM
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by Josh McCullar last modified Mar 11, 2011

Being immersed in this region for 33 years from Virginia to South Carolina and back again, I am imprinted by the rural vernacular of the American South. Design inspiration comes from many places far and wide, but perhaps most inspiring are the forgotten sheds and shacks of the roads less traveled right here at home. [...]




 

 

Being immersed in this region for 33 years from Virginia to South Carolina and back again, I am imprinted by the rural vernacular of the American South. Design inspiration comes from many places far and wide, but perhaps most inspiring are the forgotten sheds and shacks of the roads less traveled right here at home. So have wide eyes when you’re riding through the country at the old home places asleep and silent and grown wild with vines and old oaks, and just imagine a reemergence of a new ruralism.

Adaptive reuse concepts by now have nearly transformed all of the massive brick tobacco warehouses in Richmond on the James, Danville on the Dan, and Petersburg on the Appomattox rivers into modern loft dwellings. Perhaps the next generation of “adaptive reuse” will be our rural towns and farm houses  as “rural infill.”  Where else shall we go?

So, don’t overlook the most humble of places as an opportunity to invest and renew yourselves and make an authentic place in the landscape called home in the (old) frontier of our grandfathers’ footsteps.

Josh McCullar, Richmond



 

 

 
 
 

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