Eight years ago, Malia Paasch turned her eye for design and taste for craft beers into The Birch, a pioneering bar that gained national headlines and propelled the revival of Norfolk’s industrial Chelsea neighborhood.
This couple traded both their Manhattan apartment and Long Island home for a beautiful modern farmhouse on the western side of the Eastern Shore.
“Weddings used to be one-dimensional,” she says. But now, “rather than focusing on one distinct element like the flower arrangements, or confined by a two-color rule, couples are more holistic and open-minded in their approach.” This doesn’t mean the wow factor no longer matters. It just means couples have more choices and fewer rules.
The Cavalier used to be a playground for the rich. Before it fell into decades of disrepair, the hotel hosted 10 presidents and a collection of celebrities, including Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. It was a destination, even more than the beach itself. And that is exactly what the owners of the newly refurbished gem hope will be true again.
At the end of a long, oyster shell drive on the shore of Lake Christine, modernism has collaborated with nature to create Chip and Christy Rudolf’s spectacular residence. Dramatic yet tranquil, its design owes as much to the modernist principles of clean lines, basic shapes and geometric forms as it does to the inspiration of bright sky, shimmering water and mature trees.
As Historic Garden Week marks a milestone, homes on the Lynnhaven showcase the joys of living indoors and out.