A NEW COUNTRY HOME
The house is doorway to an expansive view. Circulation and rooms are organized along the ridge. The back of the house opens to a long vista of meadows, forest, an old barn and landscaping using native plantings. A variety of siding materials, porches, traditional design details and varied roof lines reduce the scale.
This farmhouse from the 1840’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Green Springs Rural Historic District. The house was the subject of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case unsuccessfully contesting the validity of historic preservation easements. Shortly thereafter a new owner restored this very gracious home, with numerous porch additions and an extensive renovation.
A MODERN HOME RENOVATED
This simple vacation home was built on Lake Anna in the 1970’s. The owners returned from tropics and wanted more outdoor living, an improved connection to the water and a more playful look. The interior was thoroughly renovated, including a dining room addition and a new cupola. Exterior work included porches and a deck that steps down towards the lake, ending with a pavilion and a path to the dock. Nautical themes are recalled in the stainless steel cable railings.
The original chestnut log cabin was built in the 1840’s in the hills of southwestern Virginia. It was disassembled log by log to be reconstructed on this new site. South facing windows and porch provide for summer shading, passive solar heating, and take advantage of views of the adjacent lake. A modern rear addition is designed to look like it dates from the late 1800’s. Interiors feature recycled poplar flooring, salvaged windows, mantels and doors, exposed logs and wainscot trim.