MC and I left Florida and the retirement community of Shell Point (permanently) on September 6th...Just days before Irma. It took three days to drive up to Virginia. We were a day ahead of the storm all the way. We planned our move before Irma was even in anyone's vision. It took us 11 hours the first day traveling with the Great Northern Migration to go 280 miles. Not fun, but 1000 times better than what our neighbors in Ft. Myers were going through. We were surely blessed.
We had lived in Danville 40 years ago and one year ago our son, Steve moved here for business. Our daughter lives in High Point, NC an hour and 20 minutes south of here. (High Point Market Everyone!!!) For the first time in years we live near family!
Steve found us an awesome, unique loft apartment in the River/Tobacco Warehouse District of Danville. Most of the buildings have been renovated in the last 15 years. The District now is being developed into many new businesses and residential spaces. Our loft is in a building that was built in 1915! It started it's life as a hardware store on the street level with industrial businesses on the second and third floors. Our loft is on the third floor and we have fantastic views of all the original buildings.
On the street level there are now a few commercial spaces and a fantastic Decor/Furniture store with a cafe and bakery!!!! Heaven! On the second and third floor are 21 apartments. Each a little different.
IMAGES OF FRONT OF OUR BUILDING ...308 CRAGHEAD STREET
MURAL SHOWING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IN DANVILLE
WE LIVE IN THE TOBACCO WAREHOUSE DISTRICT
ENTRANCE TO OUR LOFT IN REAR OF BUILDING
We have a corner unit with all outside walls brick, open beamed 14 foot ceilings with all the HVAC exposed, the original wood floors and TONS of character. We have over 1200 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms and a bath and half. We also have interior windows. The one going from the kitchen to the master bedroom I have covered with art on both sides and the other window from the hall going up three stairs to the upper level into MC's office I have left open!
The colors of the walls are nothing like we have ever lived with Before!!!!
My daughter and her Dear Friend, Janet, stopped in this afternoon. They came up with the perfect names of the rooms' colors.
Living Room and Main Hall are Curry
Master Bedroom is Celery
Kitchen, Entry Hall and Powder Room are Saffron
MC's room is Golden Delicious Apple
A far cry from my soft grays.........
It has been challenging but a total blast putting all our furnishings at home here.