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Designing Outdoor Lighting on the Home of Hope

A few weeks ago, we introduced the Massey Street of Hope and our participation in it. To recap, the Massey Street of Hope is a 16-day September event benefitting VCU’s Massey Cancer Center. The event features eight hopes built by local builders and decorated and finished by local interior designers. A number of events including concerts, lunches, wine, beer, auctions and ticket sales will all go toward the goal of raising $1,000,000 for the Massey Cancer Center.

Front of house At the center of the event is the Home of Hope, a collaboration project with vendors donating their time and products to the cause. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond is thrilled to have lit the property, and now we have pictures!

Perkinson Homes built this beautiful property in the Hallsley Neighborhood in Midlothian. It features unique architectural details including lower stonework, rounded arches, gabled roof and a porte-cochere. It truly is a stunning property and we’re proud to keep it that way at night!

Outdoor lightingAs we created this architectural lighting design our goal was to ensure that every piece of it could be appreciated at night by neighbors, the future owners and potential buyers! While we didn’t want to leave any piece of it dark, we also didn’t want the light to be overwhelming. We want people to notice the house before the light.

The majority of the lighting design was general façade lighting. Lights were placed in the ground (you’ll have a hard time seeing the actual fixtures in the picture) that wash the façade in light. We love the way the light brings out the color and textures in the stone and the shaker-style shingles.

The second story has a beautiful gabled area that protrudes out and we didn’t want that aspect left in the dark. Too often we’ve seen outdoor lighting designs that ignore the second story leaving the house to look truncated in some ways. It was important to us to make sure that wasn’t the case here.

Column lightsThe porte-cochere is obviously a stand out feature on the Home of Hope that we paid particular attention to. Special inset up lights were installed on two sides of each column to bring out the beauty but also make sure they are easily seen by drivers coming onto the driveway at night.

If you haven’t marked it already, make sure you have the Massey Street of Hope is on your calendar, September 12-27!