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High-altitude house

The driveway is so steep it seemed like a no-go. On the day in 2009 when he first visited, “I drove up the driveway...

Starting over

Mark Graham was actually relieved when he discovered that the first floor of his house was rotting. He’d planned to...

Spiritual aesthetic

Vitae Spirits is conscious of its distilling forebears. But owner Ian Glomski has always embraced modernity when it...

Minimal modern

Mike and Isobel Sadler move every few years. They’re the third-generation owners of Charlottesville Area Builders,...

Rockin’ retreat

The new Jeff Hotel above the Jefferson Theater on the Downtown Mall was designed with no common areas. But the...

Coming to pass

As any music fan knows, amassing a collection of concert tickets is almost as fun as going to the show. (If you don’t...

What meets the eye

The wife—a 40-something fitness trainer with a compact build—is standing beside the distressed-wood dining table that...

Bright ideas

Whenever craftsman Guery Guzman shops for materials, his imagination races: Is there potential in that old metal gas...

Little big house

It started small. When Brad and Cathy Coyle decided to buy a house in the Lewis Mountain neighborhood, they knew it...

Sound investment

So you want to put together a home stereo system—but you’re not sure where to start. Rather than turn to the...