GLEN ALLEN, VA -- Wright Scoop aka Sylvia Hoehns Wright launches her book, The Barn at Walnut Hill, the recipient of more than 20 national and international awards.
The book chronicles the restoration of the barn at Walnut Hill by Mike and Nea May Poole, which was originally designed by the late artist and gardener, Louise B. Cochrane. The barn, built in 1974, consisted of an archetypal American-style gambrel barn, which is identified by a double sloping roof and a crossover design between Medieval English and German styles. Formerly part of a 459-acre parcel owned by the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Life Estate, the barn was transferred in 2014 to Mike and Nea May Poole.
“With permits in hand,” says Nea May, “Mike and I, who have designed several silver and gold multi-family projects, were excited about integrating green technologies into a personal project, adaption of a 20th-century archetypal American barn into our 21st century home.”
The Poole family partnering with a “green” team applied a method known as “The Seven Rs”: Reuse, Recondition, Return, Resell, Reclaim, Recycle; and only as a last resort, Remove.
As a result, all are present-day known as environmental leaders – people who contribute with the Native American perspective of providing for the needs of the current generation without sacrificing the needs of future generations.
The book spawned from eco-advocate Sylvia Hoehns Wright’s video interview with Nea May and Louise Cochrane. To watch the interview, link to https://youtu.be/EQ9NGisv_OM.
To get a copy of the book that illuminates the barn’s conversion from an "artist to architect's eye," link to Wright's book at www.lulu.com/spotlight/syhwright.
About the Wright Scoop
Identified by Landscape Architect magazine as an Industry "mover & shaker," the Wright Scoop aka Sylvia Hoehns Wright is an author, consultant and lecturer who seeks to inspire people to create an eco-legacy of CARE, a perspective of Conservation, Accountability, Recovery and Eco-efficiency. For details, visit her website, www.thewrightscoop.com.
SOURCE: The Wright Scoop
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