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Stephanie Standifer
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todd82ta
For my entire life, I've lived in grand Victorian buildings, the Wardman Towers in Washington D.C., the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond (my father managed them so we lived in them). I can't take it anymore... I'm so tired of architecture that looks old. Don't get me wrong, I'm very nostalgic and sentimental, but I just don't want to feel like I am the curator of a museum. My entire life, every door I looked at was the standard 6-panel classic. I can't take it anymore. When I moved to South Florida, I immediately was exposed to a much more diverse type of architecture than Victorian/Colonial/Federal/Craftsman. I was exposed to Art Deco, Contemporary, Spanish/Mediterranean, Modern, 80s modern, whatever. I'm certainly not saying those other styles don't have major charm, and I'm not saying they aren't beautiful in their own right; however, modern architecture and design feels so much more clean, less cluttered, organized, and actually seems somewhat warm to me.

My home is a mix of Spanish Mediterranean / Modern, if that makes sense... but it works, and I love it.
   
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