By CAROL HAZARD
Special correspondent Oct 25, 2018
Architects Mike and Nea May Poole poured their design expertise into converting a barn in western Hanover County into their home. “There was something about the barn that spoke to me,” Nea said. The couple — co-principals of Poole & Poole Architecture in Midlothian — moved into the Barn at Walnut Hill this past June, months later than anticipated, with their two teenagers and long-haired Weimaraner. “There were so many custom pieces,” Nea said, explaining the longer-than-expected renovation. Poole & Poole specializes in multifamily, office and retail design, venturing into residential design only on occasion.