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The Tale of Two Kitchens

The Tale of Two Kitchens

“The west wing tells a story that is completely different from that of the Tayloe family that lived in the main house.”— Catherine Emery Built between 1748 and 1758, the Neo-Palladian stone mansion at Mount Airy Plantation is located on the banks of eastern Virginia’s...
Raising Floor Height for floods

Raising Floor Height for floods

The main challenge posed by this site had to do with its proximity to Long Island Sound. Recently amended FEMA regulations specify new builds be 13 ft. above mean tide. Because the grade here is at 6 ft., Fairfax & Sammons had to raise the finished floor by 7 ft....