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loft_picLoft Tour Looks at Downtown Living
The Sixth Annual Downtown Lynchburg Loft Tour was held on Saturday, February 27. This annual fundraiser for the Free Clinic of Central Virginia has been held on the last Saturday in February since 2005, and has grown from 150 participants in the first year to close to 500 attendees in 2010. The tour is a wonderful opportunity to check out the latest options in downtown living, featuring 10 spaces in beautifully renovated buildings in the heart of downtown Lynchburg. Proceeds benefit the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, which provides essential health care services to people in need.

HOME to Exhibit at Home Expo
Central Virginia HOME invites you and yours to visit us at the upcoming Central Virginia Home Expo 2010, brought to you by Builders and Associates of Central Virginia (BACV). To be held Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14, the expo features the latest and greatest resources in home design and home improvement, including kitchen and bath, carpet and tile, custom home building, landscaping and more. Vendors and specialists will be on hand to discuss services, information and goods you may need to enhance your home; realtors and finance brokers will show attendees the best way to purchase that dream home. And Central Virginia HOME staff will host a booth offering expo attendees an inside look at our exciting publication.

The expo, held at the Lynchburg City Armory in the City Market Place, features a world of ideas under one roof. Bring the whole family! Refreshments are available for purchase, and there are lots of things to see and do. For more information, call BACV at (434) 385-6018. Join us!

BACV is a nonprofit trade association comprised of over 200 members associated with the building and new construction industry. BACV promotes homeownership, quality, affordable housing and positive relationships between members and potential and present homeowners. The Central Virginia Home Expo is produced by a core group of volunteers.

Enjoy Inside Look at Homes and Gardens
Historic Garden Week is the oldest and largest statewide house and garden event in the nation. This year marks 77 years of tours sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia to benefit the restoration of important historic grounds and gardens throughout the state.

On Tuesday, April 20, the Lynchburg Garden Club and Hillside Garden Club will host the Lynchburg Garden Day Tour, featuring five private homes. Visitors will enjoy the interiors of the homes as well as their gardens.

3116 Rivermont Avenue This handsome Georgian Revival, built in 1921, was designed by Stanhope S. Johnson and features a terrace designed by Charles F. Gillette. The lovely interiors of “The Perkins Home” are graced with a beautiful collection of objets d’art and paintings. Sarah Perkins Smither, owner.

1031 Langhorne Road Built in 1938, this beautiful Georgian home was lovingly remodeled in 2006. It reflects architectural elements from the owners’ ancestors and showcases family antiques. Surrounding the home, garden delights abound, including a formal garden anchored by a fountain, a myriad of flowers and a playful tree house. Angela and John Olmsted, owners.

3328 Woodridge Place Built in 1923, this white brick home reflects the owner’s great loves: her five grandchildren and entertaining family and friends. The interior boasts a wonderful art collection including works of the owner’s mother and other local artists. Outside, a lovely pool and patio provide hours of summer enjoyment. Playhouses for the children add a touch of whimsy. Ms. Narcissa Basten, owner.

3814 Sheringham Place Surrounded by picket fencing, this charming stone cottage reflects the owner’s love of gardening, including plants from her great-grandmother’s garden, as well as her love of color and passion for collecting antiques. Carter and Richard Bendall, owners.

1050 Greenway Court Back in the Horner-Barksdale family after 20 years, this graceful pale-yellow brick home was built in 1964 by the homeowner’s grandfather. The beautiful yard and gardens are framed by a white post and rail fence. The interior showcases family heirlooms and the owner’s love of seashell art. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Barksdale, IV, owners.

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