In this month’s Abode, learn about Charlottesville kit homes’ past, present and future; see why lighting is better in threes; explore an Ivy landscape that matured over 30 years and—we saved the best for last—peek inside V House, a palatial Albemarle estate designed in Jeffersonian tradition. And then some! Here’s what’s inside:
- A dank downtown home gets a facelift.
- A swank student center on the Corner.
- Frank talk about kit homes.
- Three’s not a crowd when it comes to lighting.
- Four UVA grads tell us where they’re headed.
- Can changing a kitchen’s functionality increase your home’s value?
This month’s features:
Home: Built for the centuries
An ode to Jeffersonian architecture, this 21st century home is one for the ages—both in durability and design, thanks to architecture firm Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton. Read more here.
Kitchen: New York state of mind
To spruce up her Crozet townhouse kitchen, homeowner Ashley Jewell asked Southern Development to create an exposed brick wall. The hip design flowed from there. Read more here.
Landscape: Total change
Over more than 30 years, a county homeowner (and master gardener) develops a native landscape filled with unfussy flowers, décor and peaceful garden zones. Read more here.