At Home With: Gerry and K Alferio 

Independent video producer/videographer; executive director of citycelebrations; Museum District residents

K: That's my great-grandmother and grandmother and my two great-uncles and two great-aunts. I think being in Virginia and this old house — I've always loved antiques — it just fit. In fact, upstairs there's a picture of my great-great-grandparents. There are a lot of generations of pictures in this house.

When we moved in, there were no window treatments here and there were just these shutters, and I thought stained glass would be gorgeous there. These are replicated from the house next door to Gerry's grandparents. He remembered that they had this stained glass that he always liked, so we went up [to Scranton, Pa.] and took pictures of it, and Gerry built these. And they're a replica of the ones he used to look at as a boy. Isn't that neat?

Gerry's always been [sentimental]. From the time I met him, he was collecting video clips from movies and TV shows that even say Scranton in them, where he's from. I never really thought about it, but because he's so interested in it, I started getting interested. And, you know, it is cool to have that sort of stuff around you. It's a whole connection thing. — As told to Carrie Nieman; photographed by Scott Elmquist

The Alferios' home will be part of the Museum District's Mother's Day House & Garden Tour Sunday, May 8, 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of tour. Call (804) 257-9622, ext. 2, or go to www.museumdistrict.org for more information.




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