No. 47

The House of Newe

Once, there was a castle named Newe. Now there is only a home, what was once the castle’s old laundry building.

The house is a living museum, filled with swords and paintings of family members and stories hidden behind glass doors.

The family legacy still hangs: tapestries brought back from India. At some edges, the fabric frays.

There are books that tell the history of the area, but the greatest stories belong to the owners, who weave the names and dates together into a grand picture that spreads out across time and space, and is carried into the present moment.

In two days, everything about the house felt like home: the warm fire, the plaid blankets, the carpets spread on every inch of floor, the large dogs that slept wherever they pleased…

And the music. The music still lingers on.

About brandi

Brandi is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim, a company that helps entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience. Her academic background in theatre, philosophy and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where she’s worked with Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Judy Smith, and other notable thought leaders since 2013. She is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, connect and serve people as well as for asking deeper philosophical questions and teaching others to think more broadly about impact when they create, particularly in STEAM fields.

6 thoughts on “The House of Newe

  1. It looks like one of those magical places where you find new little surprises and stories around every corner. Your photos and your storytelling make me feel like I’m there. You have a wonderful way of doing that with your words. (And those teacups are divine!)

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Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.