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Virginia Farmhouse Renovation

Charlottesville, Virginia

Photography: Eric Piasecki & Durston Saylor

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville, Virginia, a stately Greek Revival edifice presides over Mount Fair, a historic 200-acre property that dates back to the 1700’s.  One of five structures on the site that are listed in the National Register of Historical Places, the two-story Greek Revival main house was built in 1848 to serve as the focal point of a 4,000 acre farm.  Passing through the hands of several owners, including a University of Virginia School of Architecture Dean, the house remained relatively untouched until 1950 when a kitchen addition began a series of small additions to the structure. After 150 years, the home finally underwent a complete restoration entailing extensive renovations to the main residence and conversion of the icehouse and spring house to guest cottages.  In addition to the renovations, the firm has consequently completed a horse barn, indoor riding ring, hay storage shed, farm storage building, and caretakers cottage on the property.  Today, Mount Fair is one of the largest and best preserved antebellum farms in Albemarle County. This house, with stunning interiors by Brian McCarthy, was featured in Luxury Home Quarterly magazine.