This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer’s House

This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer’s House

By Amanda Dameron / Photos by Misty Keasler
Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat. Below, she gives us a first-person account.

It may be an old saw, but gutting and renovating an old building is like opening a can of worms—there's always much more beneath the surface than you ever bargained for. But I think that if you want to do something right, you have to be unafraid to do everything. Fortunately I have X-ray vision: I can see right through debris. I call it my "design disease."

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