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The kitchen is the dining room, and dining room is kitchen, it serves both purposes. What is weird about the room is that the "kitchen" is along one wall as pictured, and it faces the more formal built-ins and mantel. The picture of the room from about is the best for understanding the layout.


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12/19/13 03:27 PM

Florida is two states, North Florida and South Florida. The northern part of the state is just like South Georgia and Alabama, and all of the glorious stereotypes that go with it! Florida transitions to South Florida just south of Gainesville, with a couple of "southern" enclaves around Tampa and Miami that identify as "southern'--this comes directly from John Shelton Reed's studies on mapping the South, and if you know people from those areas, you can see the influences.

The South is incredibly confusing, but remember one thing when it comes to regionalism, and that is the region is defined by both time and place. Your example of NoVa is spot on, as the area's Southern roots have eroded over time, only leaving historical markers pointing to days of yore.


Allyson & Matt's Beautifully Traditional Townhouse House Tour
12/19/13 01:56 PM

I am from North Florida, or Middle Florida, as it was known in the antebellum times, and it is most definitely the South based on geography, who fought in the War, food ways, architecture, traditions and just about everything else that is deemed "Southern". Based on your viewpoint that the "South" and all that is incorporated within, is dictated by imaginary lines, then I would suggest you read a few works by John Shelton Reed, Charles Regan Wilson and other leading Southern scholars who deal with the issues of regionalism and the America South.


Allyson & Matt's Beautifully Traditional Townhouse House Tour
12/19/13 01:32 PM

Thanks for the post! They are period Chinese export porcelain ca 1810-1830 in the Fitzhugh pattern.


Allyson & Matt's Beautifully Traditional Townhouse House Tour
12/19/13 12:28 PM