Is the earth marred by oil spills, a pristine home for wildlife, or both?
Last month, Ruth Haske left the hospital to have her baby. She was a couple of weeks shy of her due date when she woke up feeling ill —back hurting, stomach hurting, fever. At UVA Medical Center, she underwent some tests and monitoring and was then sent home. Three days later, she still felt awful. […]
There’s an old saw about renovation—that it always takes twice as long and costs twice as much as you expect. But Scott Wiley, who’s fixed up several Charlottesville houses, figures it somewhat differently: “For every dollar I spend, I save a dollar.” Wiley stands before the spiffed-up front door of his Rose Hill house. Photos […]
City and county-dwellers who live without four wheels, please tell us your story!
What’s good about $4 per gallon gas?
Imagine standing in a house’s second-floor corridor. What comes to mind? How about large windows overlooking the house’s biggest vista, smaller windows into one bedroom, and clerestory windows overhead? Now throw in a tall, sloped ceiling, exposed trusses, and a view over a railing into the kitchen below. Then add various inspirations and references: Caribbean […]
What can we do instead of buying stuff we don’t need?
Thought experiment: Forget the Thomas Jefferson of the powdered wig. Forget the TJ of fluent French, the Declaration of Independence, and architectural treasures. While you’re at it, forget the George Washington of the Delaware crossing, the John Adams of high-stakes diplomacy, and the brilliant 36-year-old James Madison who dreamed up our Constitution. For now, think […]
Mark these pages What should you have on your bookshelf or coffee table this season? Here are ABODE’s picks for the best new home and garden books. Brew a pot of tea and enjoy. Houses/DesignSource Collins Design This chunky little volume contains almost no text. Instead, page after page of Dwell-worthy modern houses, from all […]
Here we go with the green highlight reel from this month’s issue.
In theory, it’s possible that some oil companies deserve our business more than others.