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  • Text by Mike Wade Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   Jeanne Stosser was on a recent business trip when a younger gentleman asked the 70-year-old grandmother when she thought the day would come that she had worked “enough” and could ease into retirement. He quickly learned what many developers, municipal officials and community members throughout […]

  • By Emily Kathleen Alberts   The average U.S. home has eight connected devices, and that number is expected to reach 31 by 2020. Home automation technology is finding its way into kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms of homes worldwide. Devices such as Amazon Alexa-Enabled Echo and Google Home are becoming the backup brains of many American […]

  •   Text by Joanne M. Anderson Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   The same thoughtful, forward-thinking, environmentally-sound best practices that go into every house design and renovation project were incorporated into the office expansion of Shelter Alternatives. The 26-year-old design-build firm, known for its one-of-a-kind houses that embrace energy efficiency, function and style, recently doubled […]

  •   Text by Mike Wade When someone who makes his living in the technology industry suggests that we should spend less time looking at screens of our electronic devices, it certainly gets your attention. “Too often, we are victims of our own technology and aren’t ‘unplugging’ so we can have more real-world connections,” says Henry […]

  • Text by Jennifer Poff Cooper Photos courtesy of Sean Shannon Photography   When Tommy Clapp, decided to update his circa 1958 Christiansburg home, he did it up right. “I loved this house because of its potential,” he reveals. He had been eyeing the home for three years as it contained unique details like the large […]