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First Friday Featuring Lucas Schrock-Hurst

First Friday Featuring Lucas Schrock-Hurst

Join us on the patio of the Depot for live music on July 1st, 2022. This will be a First Friday event you ...
National Mascot Day

National Mascot Day

It's #NationalMascotDay and our team enjoyed reminiscing about our days proudly representing our schools and ...
Mind Behind the Design: Paul Tassell

Mind Behind the Design: Paul Tassell

Architect, family man, explorer, and coach; all of these are hats worn by Gaines Group teammember Paul Tassell. ...
Designing for the Trees at Meadow Branch

Designing for the Trees at Meadow Branch

These photos are from our Meadow Branch project in Winchester, Virginia where "green design" meant focusing on ...
Modern House on the mountain

Modern House on the mountain

We are grateful for the string of modern home designs we have been trusted to work on over the years and now the ...
First Friday Featured Artist: Charlie Raisner

First Friday Featured Artist: Charlie Raisner

First Fridays at the Depot are full steam ahead and we are excited to feature artist Charlie Raisner at our next ...
New Coloring pages – Flags

New Coloring pages – Flags

Why not create some new coloring pages if you are working on your holiday, hope someone enjoys ...
Blue Ridge Mountain Home Update

Blue Ridge Mountain Home Update

Our first house in Elk Rock Meadow has made some great progress since our post about the framing being in progress ...