park place II, mclean, virginia | rod nasbe / photography

The custom designed wall lighting fixtures in the lobby of the Park Place II office building are constructed of thin-cut onyx stone panels with a special LED backlighting system.

Read more.. Monday, October 25th, 2010

barboursville ruins, barboursville, virginia | rod nasbe / photography

The Virginia tourism website describes the ruins as follows: “Preserved as a ruin after its destruction by fire on December 25, 1884, Barboursville was one of the largest and finest residences in the region. The only building in Orange County known to have been designed by Thomas Jefferson, Barboursville was constructed between 1814-1822 for Jefferson’s friend James Barbour, who served as governor of Virginia, U.S. senator and secretary of war. A brick Flemish-bond mansion with a hipped roof, Barboursville stood two stories high over an English basement. After the fire, the family renovated a pair of brick dependencies to the west of the mansion. Today the estate is run as a vineyard.”

Read more.. Saturday, October 16th, 2010