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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...

To sketch, perchance to build

Jessie Chapman is standing in the shower of her Charlottesville home. She’s fully clothed and the water is not...

Ancient future

Inside a North Downtown live-work space called Timepiece, the groundbreaking firm Parabola Architecture is quietly...

Home sweet home

Moving is stressful. Moving to an old place that needs a gut renovation is more stressful. Fighting with your spouse...

Building trust

Enlisting your best friends to design and manage the renovation of your home can be a risky endeavor, particularly...