Here at the Venue Report, we look for variety, we crave rarity, authenticity, the sort of “I was jumping up and down unable to grasp how something could be so cool” type of originality. Just the other day, we found ourselves in that exact over the moon excitement state of being. Isadora Martin-Dye, owner and serious interior design savant of the famous Rixey Manor, sat down with the Venue Report to talk love, crystal chandeliers, rich history, and a whole lot more.
Rixey Manor, built in Culpeper, Virginia way back when in 1801 was bought by the now owners, Isadora and her husband, 20 years ago. They gave the Manor one heck of a face lift, including a 1,500 sq ft ballroom with twenty crystal chandeliers, yes I repeat, twenty crystal chandeliers. However, Isadora’s favorite addition to the home is the balcony rooftop terrace, a whopping 1,800 sq ft overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, unlike any other estate in the area. If that’s not cool, then I don’t know what is. With the help of photographer Lisa Blume, she and Isadora truly find a way to showcase how seriously out-of-this-world this vintage yet comfortable venue is, let’s take a look.