The Heck-Andrews House Comes to Life

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February 2018 Insight coverIf a picture is worth a thousand words, the Heck-Andrews renderings must be worth a hundred thousand words. Progress is a wonderful thing, and we’re excited to unveil the vision for the Heck-Andrews House event space.

Architectural renderer John Pareda of Richmond, Virginia, displays his interpretation of the event space through professional color marker illustrations. The sketches are based on actual architectural drawings and specifications, including lighting fixtures, ceiling heights and interior moulding detail, among other influences. The artist’s imagination captures the architectural plans with vibrant, inviting colors and a nod to contemporary fashion, fixtures and furnishings, while respecting the historic character of the structure and prominence of the Second Empire style home in the affluent downtown Raleigh district.

Perfectly sized for groups of 100 or less, the renderings reveal only two possible visions for memorable events to be hosted in the iconic house. From small weddings to bridal receptions to graduation parties to corporate retreats to photoshoots, the Heck-Andrews House will soon be the perfect backdrop for countless events across the state. These artist renderings will be used to promote the space to prospective clients to help them create their own vision for their event in the space, telling their personal story in a thousand words or less.

Spaces not reflected in the renderings but integral to the first-floor experience include an impressive two-story foyer, magical three-story staircase situated directly across from the main entrance in the middle of the left and right parlors, expansive porch that accommodates up to 30 people to extend the indoor experience and a professional culinary kitchen at the rear of the house, which will be part of the back-of-house operations and not part of the rental space. Ten-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the first floor provide an abundance of natural daylight spilling into the space, creating interesting throws of shadows that dance across original hardwood floors. The second floor is slated for NC REALTORS® Government Affairs offices, and the third floor will be used for tenant offices.

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The expected grand opening for the event space is Summer 2019. Stay tuned for construction progress updates, photos, news and more.

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