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Home delivery

Home delivery

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. […]

June 2011: Repo man

June 2011: Repo man

 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 […]

May 2011: Turn the porch life on

May 2011: Turn the porch life on

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 […]

Seeds of the nation

Seeds of the nation

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 […]

April 2011: Your Abode

April 2011: Your Abode

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 […]