Home & Design

Architect Jim Rounsevell captured square footage from the existing dining room to create two separate dining areas—one formal and one informal—in his minimalist kitchen remodel. Thus, the space is flexible for family dinners or parties with friends. Photo: Courtesy Jim Rounsevell

First and last: A well-used kitchen gets its due

The earliest image Jim Rounsevell and Carol O’Connor have of their house, from shortly after it was built in 1920, includes food. The aerial shot shows chickens and pigs behind the house, along with rows of garden veggies. Almost a century later, the current owners love cooking and entertaining; food is important in their lives. […]

Photo: Courtesy Carter + Burton Architecture

Old world, new views: On a venerable farm, a house for today

It’s appealing to imagine building anew on open land—making one’s mark on untouched acreage. But one couple in Rappahannock County took on a more unusual challenge. Lynn and Pam Pittinger bought a 93-acre farm and set about adding a modern house to an existing cluster of buildings. In the midst of this timeworn set of […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

At home with… Kelly Witt

A graduate of UVA’s School of Architecture, interior designer Kelly Witt got her start at Elena’s, in the same building where her design studio—a stylish mecca of fabric samples and inspiration—is currently located. From there, she lends a tailored and traditional eye to homes in Charlottesville and, currently, as far flung as Florida. We caught […]