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Living in history

It’s easy to say that occupying a pavilion in UVA’s Academical Village is akin to living in a museum. Which is true:...

Secret gardens

Here’s a fairly well-kept secret about Charlottesville: If you walk uninvited into one of the gardens just off UVA’s...

Another man’s treasure

Back in the winter of 2012, the Mayan calendar supposedly predicted the end of the world. That didn’t happen, but big...

Home sweet sweeter

Some houses hit the market in already-beautiful condition. Still, there’s always room for improvement. Ned Ormsby of...

Same old one-story?

We asked Weston Construction’s Todd Buck to choose a home currently for sale and make some recommendations on the...

Mix and match

Usually, when tackling a kitchen renovation, homeowners and contractors assume that the first step is to gut the old...

In the middle

“This was a typical ’60s ranch house,” said architect David Day of Kamilla Schenck’s Bellair residence. As the...

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...