July ABODE! In this month’s issue…

Photo: Virginia Hamrick Photo: Virginia Hamrick

The July issue of Abode is on stands now! Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • A Q&A with architect Julie Dixon, whose firm Rosney Co. designed this year’s Southern Living Idea House at Bundoran Farm.
  • The 250 interchange (better known as Meadow Creek Parkway) was not without opposition, but the finished project is a success thanks to community input.
  • Notable designer Bunny Williams recently returned to Charlottesville to work on the interior of the Southern Living Idea House. Take a peek inside, and see what she’s been loving lately.
  • Trend alert! Universal design—a concept of doing away with the specialized, compartmentalized living spaces—is making its way into area bathrooms.
  • On the market: A Glenmore home for a modern world: a successful twist on tradition?
Photo: Virginia Hamrick
Photo: Virginia Hamrick

Rather than knock down their modest brick Cape Cod on Park Street, homeowners David Heilbronner and Lynn Valentine enlisted architect Candace Smith to completely reimagine its footprint. “There was a sense about the old house that felt good, if you could look past the problems,” Heilbronner says. Read more here.

Photo: Virginia Hamrick
Photo: Virginia Hamrick

When they realized the view was continually pulling them outdoors, homeowners Shahir and Nancy Kassam-Adams decided to add a pool and poolhouse to their mostly wooded Nelson County property, which, from the forest edge, looks down over an open, sloping field toward a layered mountain vista. Read more here.