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August ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The August issue of Abode is on stands now. Here’s what’s inside… A Q&A with landscape designer, author and lecturer Cole Burrell. A look inside interior designer Marta Tice’s favorite room in her home. The debate about dining rooms: Are formal spaces on their way out? A converted Batesville schoolhouse with plenty of possibilities. This […]

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Back to school: A converted house keeps a foot in the past

Wend your way through quirky, loveable Batesville, and you’ll spy plenty of historical properties. The heart of this quintessential Albemarle village is loaded with timeworn buildings, but one of the most interesting residences isn’t quite visible from the road. Ecole—that’s French for “school,” bien sûr—is a onetime schoolhouse dating to the early 1920s. Those were […]