Monday, February 25, 2008

Modern home

Lately I find myself being drawn more and more to modern architectural styles, even though (or perhaps because) I have favored and lived in pre-1900 homes for much of my life. This weekend brings an exciting opportunity to peek into the first home built locally by designer Rocio Romero. From what I have seen in advance photos, her work incorporates modern and elegant design – and it’s a kit home!

Here are the details about Saturday’s event from her PR team. Note, if you want to tour the home, you must make reservations by Thursday and there is a cost.

WHO: The first designer to bring modern design to kits homes since the 1950s, Rocio Romero invites fans and prospective home-buyers to the first Rocio Romero kit home to ever to be opened to the public on the East Coast. The Gallatin showing kicks off the inaugural 2008 LV National Open House Tour which will open four LV homes across the U.S. in 2008.

WHAT: This first open house will be an LVL, the largest kit home in the LV series and the home of Matthew and Allison Meek in Gallatin. Rocio Romero, her staff, homeowners, and general contractors will be on hand to discuss LV series design features, custom design options, the build process and construction costs.

WHERE: Gallatin, New York, about 40 miles south of Albany and 85 miles north of the Bronx. (My note: Gallatin is in Columbia County near its border with Dutchess County -- not so far from the Pine Plains-Milan-Red Hook area.)

WHEN: Saturday, March 1. Tour times are 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

CHECK-IN: Tour check-in is at the Terrapin Restaurant at 6426 Montgomery in Rhinebeck. Tickets are $40 per person (non-refundable and non-changeable). To register, visit before February 28. Transportation from check-in to the Meek home is provided.

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