“Not your grandmother’s farmhouse!”
This was the owners’ goal from the beginning of the design process in creating a ‘generational’ home on 450 acres south of Charlottesville. With references to the arts and crafts homes they had come to appreciate, the main house reinforces the moment in the landscape where the site transitions from intimate pastures of the approach drive to the distant views of Mont Alto to the northeast. The central great room with panoramic views of the landscape is flanked by a music room and formal dining dining room.
The formal spaces transition to informal for the the master bedroom wing and study to the west and the kitchen and family dining to the east. The stone, stucco, and clay tile palette of materials embraces the visitor as they approach the home providing an intimate and welcoming entrance to the home. A pool and pool house are located along a walking path that leads to the surrounding farm.