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Tour of the Restored Interior
Bob takes a grand tour of the fully restored Executive Mansion in Richmond, VA. Starting with the exterior, Bob, the general contractor, the interior designer, and the first lady of Virginia all inspect the renovation. They tour the Governor's historic office, the grand ballroom and dining rooms, the finished kitchen, and the new living quarters.
- Part 1: Tour of the Restored Exterior and Interior Decor
- Part 2: Tour of the Restored Interior
- Bob tours the interior restoration of the Virginia governor's mansion with Barbara Page, the interior designer, and Roxane Gilmore, the first lady.
- Part 3: Tour of the Restored Living Quarters
- Part 4: Tour of Historic Virginia Governor's Office
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.
Also from Executive Mansion
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.
Bob tours the exterior of the main house and carriage house with architect John Paul Hanbury and general contractor Sam Daniel. The plans are reviewed, before Bob takes a tour of Virginia House. Once an English Abbey, this historic home was shipped to Richmond, stone by stone, in the 1920s. Back at the mansion, floor restoration is progressing, thanks to an acrylic injection technique designed to preserve the floor and prevent the joints from squeaking.
Project manager Mike Westcott joins Bob in the basement, where rebar and vapor barriers are being laid down in preparation for the concrete pour. Bob also visits Agecroft Hall and its luxurious gardens. Back at the mansion, general contractor Sam Daniel is on-hand to summarize the work being done on the North Addition, where a new, accessible entry way is being built.
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