The Historic Obici House

Well, the weather turned out to be pretty nasty ALL weekend, so I’m glad that my dad and I ventured out to the Obici House on Friday evening after work for some pictures!  The plan was to go back on Saturday morning and Saturday evening for some more shots, but that will have to wait!  I had a portrait session scheduled with my friend Sherri today and the rain made us postpone that one too!   It always makes me sad when I have to reschedule sessions due to weather, but I have to admit it was nice to be a little lazy this weekend. Ok, maybe more than a little…

My dad manages a remodeling company in Suffolk, Addition Associates.  A big project they’ve been working on for a while now is the renovation of the Obici House.  There is a ton of history related to this place.  In a nutshell, the Obici House once belonged to Amedeo Obici back in the early 1900′s.  Mr. Obici built an elaborate home around what was once just a farmhouse and included some beautiful details like stained glass windows and chandeliers. 

The Obici House eventually fell into disrepair.  In the past few years, it has been renovated and is once again a beautiful place for events (I’m excited to be photographing Anna and Corey’s wedding reception there this May!).  On Friday, my dad showed me through the house.  The antique details, from the refinished original floors to the chandeliers that remain from the 1920′s are truly beautiful.  The modern touches and conveniences that have been added in the renovation make it a great venue!  Take a look!

The Obici House sits on Sleepy Hole Golf Course and the pro shop is tucked away in the basement.

We killed some time and waited around for sunset.  What a view!  The terrace overlooks the Nansemond River and the 18th hole, which has been voted one of the most challenging holes in Hampton Roads, not to mention one of the most beautiful.

Visit the Obici House’s website for information for your next event!

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