Susan Bingham and her husband, Ben, bought farmland in Bluemont, Va., 22 years ago and built a Williamsburg-style house. When lightning struck the home in 2004, they decided to rebuild using the same foundation as their previous house, but this time, they wanted a 1930s Georgian Revival.
Having visited many historic homes and pored over a library’s worth of books on houses, the Binghams were attracted to the Georgian Revival’s symmetric proportions.
Retrofitting the style into their previous home’s foundations was no easy task. Fortunately, Ben had been an engineer and had the mathematical mind to figure out complex solutions.
“My husband and I spent several years designing the house,” Susan said. “We designed everything. We designed it for how we were going to use the house.”
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