Tour of the Mansion's Ballroom and Living Quarters

Project: Executive Mansion, Episode 1, Part 3



The governor's mansion in Richmond, VA is under major renovation. After touring some of Richmond's sights and sounds, Bob joins Roxane Gilmore, the erstwhile first lady of the state. Preservationist Fred Ecker removing the mantel for restoration and talks about how innovation and historic preservation are both part of the design of the plan.
Part 1: Tour of Richmond, VA
Part 2: Governor's Mansion Tour
Part 3: Tour of the Mansion's Ballroom and Living Quarters
Bob and Roxane Gilmore tour the ballroom and the living quarters. Roxane details the plan to restore, and improve on, the upstairs floor plan and some of the household systems.
Part 4: Tour of the Mansion's Dining Room and Kitchen
In Richmond, Virginia, the oldest continuously occupied governor's mansion in America is in need of serious repairs, and Bob Vila's team is there to help. Projects include the complete overhaul and modernization of the basement to include a state-of-the-art caterer's kitchen for official functions, all new mechanical systems, and updates for handicapped accessibility.

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