but the highlight of the trip was staying the night at Alain and Aimee Joyaux's place in Petersburg, VA. I say 'place' because it is not exactly your typical house.
The couple bought a pre-Civil War warehouse that was on the verge of collapse in the downtown Petersburg area. With lots of love, sweat equity, and artistic vision, it has been transformed into an amazing space.
Here are some photos that I took, but you can also read a nice article about their home in Richmond Magazine
Their place is the second one down
What a living room! Aimee told me that the big square cut out of the ceiling was originally used to haul heavy items upstairs. They used it to pull the bathtub up.