Housetrends Greater Richmond, VA

One of C.L. Shade’s Designer Homes was featured on in their Feb./Mar. 2009 magazine. The article, Life In The Fast Lane by Lee Rhodes, can be found on pages 49-54.

The following is an excerpt of the article and a link for those interested in reading the full article:

Life In The Fast Lane by Lee Rhodes

A sleek interior paired with envious riverfront views create the ultimate contemporary home.

Bill Barnes has an enthusiasm for automobiles.The purr of an engine puts a smile on his face, not unlike the smile he gets when he walks into his remarkable kitchen. In fact, many components of his kitchen share similarities with luxury automobiles.

With its metallic mix of textures and shiny surfaces and its unique combination of traditional and contemporary elements, the kitchen sets the tone for the rest of this spectacular home.

Lure of the James

For years, Bill lived two miles from his current residence, vowing never to move unless given the opportunity to live on the James River. “Sometimes you get what you ask for,” he says with a laugh. [Read full article here.]


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