A Historic Georgian Meets Contemporary Tastes

Photography by Joe Bernado & John Mago

With its charming fanlight, double front doors, and slate driveway, the brick Georgian was a familiar fixture in designer Susan Jamieson’s childhood. She’d grown up around the corner in Richmond’s Windsor Farms neighborhood. So when her clients called to describe their new house, she couldn’t help but be surprised. “Their taste was modern,” she recalls. Despite their contrasting style preference, the couple had long admired the house for its historic drama. “They just couldn’t resist,” says the designer. And it was Jamieson they turned to with a huge request—infuse this beloved architectural gem with a fresh, contemporary style. This was no small task.

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