Sammynick, on Ashland Avenue in the Town of Bedford, is a story-and-a-half Colonial Revival-style residence built in 1961-1962. Composed as a center section flanked by slightly lower west and east ends, the house features a Flemish-bond brick veneer accented by darker header bricks. Sammynick was built for Bedford-area civic and business leader Robert Bolling Lambeth and his wife, Clara Sizemore Lambeth. Designed by architect Clarence Wright Huff, Jr., it was modeled on a Tidewater Virginia house known as Upper Weyanoke in Charles City County. Sammynick’s style changes from Colonial Revival on the front to a mix of colonial and Modernist features on the back. Bolling Lambeth was a driving force behind the Roanoke River Basin Association, and Clara Lambeth, who with Huff was largely responsible for the design and execution of the house, was an early advocate for historic preservation in the Bedford area. Sammynick is distinguished as a local example of mid-20th-century Colonial Revival design with Modernist influences and as an example of the work of accomplished Virginia architect Clarence Wright Huff, Jr.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark