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Wake up call

After a prolonged wet winter, there will be mud. In the long run, this is a good thing, as steady moisture nurtures...

Points of view

How do you design a landscape for a house that sits within a stunning landscape? Gregg Bleam, whose firm envisioned...

Sublime in its setting

What sort of modern house might be at home in a cattle field? That is just one of the many questions illuminated by...

Remarkable balance

Resides in: Albemarle County 1. Antique or modern? 60/40. 2. City or country? City with a bit of country infusion....

The art of practicality

Trained as an artist, Tate Pray was working as a carpenter until he moved to Charlottesville nine years ago. “I came...

Hard work

Alexander Kitchin wants to get your mind off the floor. “Most people are stuck down there,” he said. He’s referring...

Postcard from Millmont

Having been in the business of selling vacations for 19 years, Julie Arbelaez was ready for a getaway from her...

Lifelong process

We caught up with the co-founder of Formwork Architecture to see what she’s currently working on, why she loves...

From start to Finnish

Ingrid Cordano and her husband are experts in kitchen design. “This is the third kitchen we’ve designed during our...

Outside chances

It was none too inspiring—just a paved area behind a Downtown house-turned-office. But the people behind the Blue...