Caite Hamilton

Caite has been at C-VILLE since 2007, when she started as a part-time proofreader. Over the last 11 years, she's held the positions of Online Editor and Special Sections Editor. Currently the Special Publications Editor of C-VILLE, Caite oversees content in special issues and special publications (ABODE, Knife & Fork, C-VILLE Weddings, Unbound, C-BIZ, and Best of C-VILLE).

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

July Abode: On stands now!

A tour of Lynn Easton’s home (inside and outside), a chat with Bob Paxton, a look at solar paneling—the July issue of Abode is on stands now. Here’s what’s inside: Bob Paxton‘s early influences. A place in the sun—you can afford it! A modern log cabin with room for improvement. Nancy Wardle takes inspiration from […]

Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton's renovation of this Keswick home—which required a reconfiguration of interior and exterior spaces to open the home to the landscape—was featured in an issue of Architectural Digest. Photo: Philip Beaurline

Staying power: Bob Paxton makes a lasting impression

With a body of work comprising Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, the Virginia Governor’s Mansion, the Lincoln Memorial and various estates, the intent of renowned architect and preservationist Milton Grigg when he began his Charlottesville firm in 1933 was clear: Create structures that are both beautiful and long-lasting. Architect Bob Paxton is one of three principals currently […]

Ice cream dreams: Nine of the coldest scoops in town

Ice cream dreams: Nine of the coldest scoops in town

Ice cream dreams Nothing spells out s-u-m-m-e-r quite like a melty, drippy scoop of ice cream. Here are nine local options we’re digging right now (and always). Top row: Half Baked: Ben & Jerry’s (Barracks Road Shopping Center, 244-7438) Coconut: Kirt’s Homemade Ice Cream (Albemarle Square Shopping Center, 202-0306) Peach almond: The Market at Grelen (15091 Yager Rd. […]

Photo: Daniel Afzal

June Abode: On stands now!

Open concept, urban lots, a 5,000-square-foot weekend home and more, all in this month’s issue of Abode. On stands now! Keith Scott‘s design influences. Agnor-Hurt’s multi-age learning space. The open concept tide is still high. Kathy Heiner‘s favorite things. How to buy land in the city. Thank heaven for hell strips. This month’s featured home:  […]

Kathy Heiner, pictured here in a client's home with her French bulldogs, Otis and Willy, says her favorite room in her house is her bedroom. "I have dear friends who call it 'getting lost at sea,' when you and your children and your dogs are all piled on the big bed with laptops watching a movie or reading together," she says. Photo: Kip Dawkins

An interesting mix: At home with Kathy Heiner

Décor-wise, designer Kathy Heiner says homeowners should never scrimp on art. As she puts it, “Paintings, pottery and sculpture can transform a space, create interest and provide a topic for conversation.” And she practices what she preaches in her own home, where each wall is a veritable gallery of framed pieces—from prints and line drawings […]

Photo: Amy Jackson

C-VILLE Family: On stands now!

Welcome to C-VILLE Family (formerly C-VILLE Kids). Things might look a little different around here (we’ve made a few visual changes), but we’re still doing what we do best: introducing you to the coolest, most industrious kids in the area, keeping you up-to-date on health and wellness news and showering you with ideas for kid- […]

Photo: Stephen Barling

May Abode: On stands now!

In this month’s issue of Abode: a cleverly renovated home in Staunton’s Newtown district, an update on UVA’s Rotunda redo, D.I.R.T. Studio’s Julie Bargmann on landscape architecture and more. D.I.R.T.’s Julie Bargmann finds beauty in the breakdown. The Rotunda renovation is nearly complete. A peek at this year’s SHE Design House. Farmhouse chic with decorator […]

Lesli DeVito says her favorite room in her home is the living room, where she can truly relax. “It is where my day usually begins and ends,” she says. Photo: Amy Jackson

DIY diva: At home with decorator Lesli DeVito

We first encountered interior decorator Lesli DeVito through her blog, myoldcountryhouse.com, where she showcases her work as a custom pet portrait artist and the artist of a much bigger canvas—her house. An 1880s farmhouse in Greenwood, the home has been lovingly updated with modern amenities and a bright, cheerful interior aesthetic. And DeVito did the […]

Photo: Stephen Barling

April Abode: On stands now!

In this month’s issue of Abode: A 1938 Ivy home and landscape, an heirloom kitchen, WillowTree Apps’ offices and more. Click through here and, below, find a digital copy of the magazine. Grounded LLC’s Anna Boeschenstein on why architecture. A bright, hip renovation for WillowTree Apps. A huge home library. What to look for in […]

Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Collector’s addition: Wish you were here

While cleaning the office of Madison House, where he was associate director from 1997-2001, former mayor Dave Norris found an old postcard of Madison Hall in the discard pile. “I thought [it] was a cool old knick-knack and saved it,” he says. Over time, he accumulated more postcards of UVA and, later, Charlottesville. The collection […]