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March 2011: Standing tall

March 2011: Standing tall

 It was love at first sight. Until the day Mark Hampton and Jay Alexander first laid eyes on a house built by Charlottesville design-build company Latitude 38, they thought they were looking to buy an older dwelling —maybe a 1930s bungalow. One look at the Latitude house changed their minds. “We went from wanting old […]

February 2011: Cabins, for now

February 2011: Cabins, for now

 “I don’t throw away things that still have life in them.” With that simple credo, Peggy Mucklo explains why she chose her house. The 1825 log cabin—moved from Milam, West Virginia, and reconstructed on her land near Lovingston—was in remarkably good shape when she found it nearly 20 years ago. But more than that, it […]

January 2011: A place between places

January 2011: A place between places

Seen through the trees on a steep Rugby-area hillside, W.G. Clark’s modern house presents a translucent glass-block face to the bustle of Barracks Road. “I’ve always admired this hillside,” says architect W.G. Clark, looking through his house’s east-facing windows. “It’s so wild.” Through the glass is a snarl of trees and vines that spill down a […]