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2018 Design House Sneak Peek


May 4, 2018 | Ivy Publications

The 2018 Design House opens tomorrow, May 5! This popular fundraiser for the Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE) features a local home that is transformed by talented area designers. The 2018 Design House, located off Garth Road, features the work of 13 interior designers, each assigned various rooms and spaces, along with two landscape designers. Charlottesville Wine & Country had a great time at the preview party last night, viewing this must-see home firsthand and having the opportunity to support such a worthy cause.

Entering this gorgeous home, guests will find it’s all about the drama. The striking foyer by Franny Hurt Design (below, left) is in a beautiful chocolate brown. We loved the space’s textured wallpaper and stenciled floors she chose. Moving to the right of the foyer, guests enter the stunning living room (below, right) designed beautifully by Chloe Ball of Kenny Ball Antiques and The Shade Shop. How gorgeous is this emerald green game table and show-stopping lamp at the far side of the room? The Inchyra Blue by Farrow & Ball walls allow the room’s antiques to really shine.

To the right of the living room, guests will find a delightfully peaceful yet striking guest suite (below). Inspired by the room’s natural lighting, Moyanne Harding of Interiors by Moyanne created a chic room and a bathroom you’ll love using the season’s hottest blush color palette.

Guests walking through the beautiful kitchen will enter a must-see family room that connects to an incredible screened-in porch. When you enter, you’ll know why you want to see the colorful family room in person! But, we couldn’t resist sharing the amazing enclosed deck (below) designed by Caroline Minsky of The Artful Lodger. The space has a chic and casual Boho flare with cozy floor pillows and even a hanging hammock chair. Believe it or not, everything is in outdoor-friendly fabrics!

Upstairs on the second floor, guests will find the spacious master bedroom suite designed by Cheryl Jarvis Southworth of Designs by Cheryl (below). This room was all about luxury and glamour. The gorgeous hand-painted stencil design by Diane Williams of Art to Di For on the ceiling must be seen in person. It’s stunning! This is only one of four gorgeous bedrooms guests will enjoy on the second floor. If you want to see the others, you’ll have to take the tour, and we promise it will be well worth it!

For the working woman, guests will enjoy the fabulous home office to the right of the foyer—perfect for any #sheboss (below). Andrea Gibson, ASID of the Gibson Design Group (pictured below, right) designed a graceful and professional space that can host clients as well as provide inspiration for the creative working woman.

And, speaking of #sheboss, Ellen Beard of Patina Home created another space on the second floor that perfectly serves the creative woman. Her fresh and inviting craft room will effortlessly accommodate a guest who might spend the night as well. Wait until you see what she’s done with the closet! And, of course, the man of the house is not ignored! The third floor has an office retreat by Grand Home Furnishings, of which all men will be truly envious.

As you tour all four levels of the house, be sure to visit the charming basement, where you can browse a delightful art gallery space with works by local artists, shop the Design House boutique and visit the Design House Café with light lunch and refreshment options.

We cannot wait for you to see the extraordinary work by local designers showcased in this year’s Design House. The 2018 Design House will run May 5–20, from 10am–4pm each day, except Wednesdays and Thursdays which have extended hours from 10am–7pm. Parking is available at Olivet Presbyterian Church (2575 Garth Road, Charlottesville, VA) where shuttles are provided to take guests to the home. Tickets are available here, and you can visit cvilledesignhouse.com for more information about this wonderful and very worthwhile fundraising event. You don’t want to miss it!

 

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Folly Celebrates 5 Chic Years


April 28, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Folly, a local home furnishings boutique and interior design studio co-owned by Victoria Pouncey and Beth Ann Kallen, recently celebrated five years in the community. The Barracks Road store continues to delight shoppers with a fun mix of new and vintage furniture, home décor and gifts.

Folly celebrated five years in chic style with shopping, Sweethaus cupcakes, champagne and special guests. Social media influencer Natalie Reddell of Commander in Chic attended the affair with her #goldenhashtag, and Neely and Chloe visited for a special trunk show with their beautiful bags and shoes, and even embossed on-site during the event (below, bottom left).

We were so pleased to be able to celebrate with Folly, and we cannot wait to see what the next five years will bring!


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more;
 the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

New Luxury Apartments Splash on the Scene


April 6, 2018 | Ivy Publications

The Woodlands of Charlottesville recently finished an exciting expansion, complete with 159 new apartments, doubling the coveted luxury apartment community, which has been at full occupancy in recent years. The Woodlands offers a resort-style experience in Charlottesville with fabulous amenities. Click the video below to see the newly completed flats and townhomes and the beautiful Woodlands community in Jefferson’s Virginia.

You can see more of The Woodlands in Charlottesville Wine & Country Living or by visiting their website.

Video and Photos Courtesy of The Woodlands of Charlottesville

Drone footage by Skyclad Aerial


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target market

Basking in the Warm Glow


January 23, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Winter is here, and that means days and evenings spent cozying up by the fire with a glass of local wine and a great book. We teamed up with Cathy Purple Cherry, Principal and Founder of Purple Cherry Architects, to learn a little more about what makes a fireplace so special and what goes into designing one.

“Fire has an amazing way of fueling the soul. The feeling of warmth, the movement of the flames, the color of the coals and the smell of the smoke all work together to create reflective, meditative opportunities. Fire brings life through heat and cooked food. Fire creates memories of camping and s’mores. And, fire fosters romance in a dimly lit room,” said Cherry.

While fire has all those mood enhancing qualities, safety is always important. “[Building] codes define the thickness of the chimney walls, the depth of the forward hearth and the proximity of wood to the opening,” Cherry said. She added that those codes don’t hinder the creation of a beautiful fireplace. They simply provide the necessary protection.

Above, large monolithic hearthstones span across three massive openings to create a 5’ fireplace with two large wood storage boxes. The boxes flank a four-panel art piece that electronically splits in the middle to expose a large TV. Photo by David Burroughs [Example of Purple Cherry Architects work (fireplace in living room).]

Cherry shared with us the amazing work of Lew French as an example of how unique and creative a fireplace can be. “One of the most creative fireplace designers in the world is Lew French. For over 35 years, he has created incredible fireplaces using stones, antique rocks, lichen and wood in their natural form. Each build is a work of art. Like an intricate needlepoint or a sophisticated mosaic, Mr. French weaves different shapes and materials together to make a statement,” said Cherry.

Above, this dreamy fireplace by famous stonemason Lew French combines a wide range of stones and driftwood to create an intense variety of patterns. [Example of Lew French work.]

Cherry also shared what she thinks is the most significant part of a fireplace—its ability to to bring people together. “Fire draws people in,” said Cherry, “gathering them together near the warmth and flames for comfortable conversations. With today’s modern fuel sources, fireplaces are showing up in many shapes and sizes for every style and in many different places, too. From the traditional stone wood-burning fireplace to the outside gas fire pit, or the contemporary line of flames flickering from polished stones to the slot of fire washing a sheet of glass, fire warms our hearts and deepens our conscious thoughts.”

As you enjoy your own fireplace this winter, think of how it could be enhanced even more with some creativity and design. Visit Purple Cherry Architects to see more of their beautiful projects.

This study fireplace above integrates large boulders, small pebbles and a cantilevered hearthstone to create a stone art wall similar to the work of Lew French. The fireplace hearth twists to face the desk for easy viewing. Photo by David Burroughs [Example of Purple Cherry Architects work (stone office fireplace).]

All photos courtesy of Purple Cherry Architects. Lead Photo by David Burroughs [Example of Purple Cherry Architects work (linear modern fireplace in master bedroom).]

 

 

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Home Trends: Timber Framing


October 17, 2017 | Ivy Publications

There are so many ways to design a beautiful home. One home trend we love is timber framing. This vintage method has recently grown in popularity in residential homes, and the exposed wood looks stunning amidst our local setting. Purple Cherry Architects Founder and Principal, Cathy Purple Cherry, shared with us just what this trend entails:

“Before metal nails were invented, wooden buildings were assembled by notching wood to fit it together and pegging the wood with a wooden ‘nail’. This notching technique is memorialized in timber frame and log structures. The building method of notching (mortise) and pegging (tendon) wood has been around for thousands of years. Timber framing itself refers to the method of constructing a “frame” from heavy, large-cut square timbers. Framing a structure this way results in exposed timbers seen from the inside of a space. This method also results in one of the most beautiful building outcomes.

Photo by Tria Giovan, courtesy of Purple Cherry Architects (Example of Purple Cherry Architects work (auto barn))

Today, when timber framing is used, it is an intentional selection introduced to contribute to the beauty of a home on the inside. It exposes the bones of the house to the visitor’s eye. This then places all finishes and insulation to the outside face of the frame in a sandwich of structural plank boards, insulation, plywood sheathing and roofing material.

Photo courtesy of Purple Cherry Architects (Up-close 3D Revit rendering of their work)

One of the most fascinating things about a timber frame structure is that most people do not know that the timbers are fully cut, mortised and assembled off site at the supplier’s yard. These timbers then are numbered, disassembled and shipped to the job site for re-assembly. This allows the erection of the building to move very quickly, often within three or less days!” – Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, LEED-AP/Founder and Principal of Purple Cherry Architects

Photo by David Burroughs, courtesy of Purple Cherry Architects (Example of Purple Cherry Architects work (indoor pool room))

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at living@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

When Architecture and Nature Come Together


September 14, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Our beautiful local landscape captured the heart of Thomas Jefferson and continues to impress us today with Blue Ridge Mountain backdrops and luscious green rolling hills. Cathy Purple Cherry, founder of Purple Cherry Architectsa high-end residential local architecture firm in Charlottesville, VA—shares how you can create meaningful places by fusing architecture and nature together…

“By the title of this blog, you would initially think that I might write about landscape architecture because this is where nature traditionally meets architecture [similar to these images of Purple Cherry Architects’ award-winning Harness Creek Pool House]. Instead, I want to focus on how nature can be brought into architecture and how the visual connection to nature through architecture can influence our emotions… most significantly moving us to experience joy, awe, humbleness, faithfulness and peace.

In the mountain landscape of Austria, the family chapel Maria Magdalena is, in my professional opinion, one of the best examples of how architecture and nature can combine to inspire self-reflection and elevate the visitor to a higher level of emotional thinking. This human connection with nature is known as biophilia. It is our fundamental human biological inclination to connect to elements within nature, and biophilic design is the method of bringing nature into the built-environment. From studies, it has been learned that biophilic design can reduce stress, increase creativity, improve our well-being and expedite healing. This whole experience is heightened with the overlay of related sounds and smells… rushing water, blowing winds, wrestling leaves.

There are many ways that nature can be brought into architecture from the simplest step of a large window with an incredible view to an interior garden space within four walls. Patterns within architecture that reflect the structures found in nature can further connect us to natural elements as well. However, what is undeniable is that spaces created to engage surrounding nature into the architectural experience are, by far, the most successful spaces in making us really think way beyond our own small world. The emotional feeling is undeniable. And it is a really happy feeling.” — Cathy Purple Cherry, Principal and Founder of Purple Cherry Architects

Keep an eye out for Cathy Purple Cherry’s article on UVA’s architecture inspired by Thomas Jefferson in Book 6 of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living!

Photos from Purple Cherry Architects’ award-winning Harness Creek Pool House.


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at living@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

4 Lighting Styles & Trends to Try This Summer


August 1, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Whether complementing a space or serving as a dramatic centerpiece, decorative lighting is an essential style element of a room. Beyond illumination, lighting fixtures can instantly change the ambiance of a room from classic to contemporary and everything in between. Planning a remodel? The lighting experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery share four on-trend styles to consider for your next project!


Jewelry
– Lighting is often referred to as the jewelry of the home. Fixtures that incorporate sparkly jewels delicately strung along intricate metal framework, as showcased below in the Crystorama “Mercer” chandelier, elegantly make that statement quite literal. Whether used as a centerpiece for the dining room or to create a jaw-dropping experience in the entryway, this fixture design is a great conversation starter.

Pendalier – This new lighting design trend features a chandelier inside an oversized pendant—also known as a “Pendalier.” The Crystorama “Sylvan” chandelier by Libby Langdon Lighting below is a classic example of this design. This daring fixture can enhance a room without overpowering it. Adding a Pendalier to your home gives any space a dynamic and dramatic feel.

Crystal – The use of crystal elements in light fixtures creates instant glamour and casts a wide array of dazzling prismatic colors. Crystal can be incorporated in any fixture—from classic to modern—to complement your space. Known for their dramatic and elegant designs, Crystorama Lighting, like the Crystorama “Hollis” Pendant below, offers a wide array of fixtures with modern crystal expressions.

Mid-Century Modern – Clean angles, sleek form, simple yet beautiful geometric designs are characteristic of Mid-Century Modern. These lighting fixtures like the Crystomara “Bleeker” chandelier below can be used to brighten your living room, add a glow to your spa bath and illuminate your entryway without compromising style.

Whether you decide to take a chance on a new lighting trend or stick with a tried and true design, decorative lighting fixtures that illuminate your space and reflect your personal style are always on trend!

Photos courtesy of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at living@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

Tour The Farms of Turkey Run


June 6, 2017 | Ivy Publications

The Farms of Turkey Run offer a unique enclave of 40 private country estates within an 800-acre haven surrounded by the 5,000 acres of protected rural splendor, which is the Mount Ida Reserve. This private community, located in a lovely and historically significant district of Albemarle County, is situated along Blenheim Road just 12 miles south of Charlottesville. The Farms of Turkey Run offer spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, flowing streams, quaint ponds, beautiful rolling pastures and country-wooded areas perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Set among some of the most prestigious and historic estates in the greater Charlottesville area, Turkey Run is within minutes of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Monroe Highland, University of Virginia (UVA), Keswick Hall, Lake Monticello and Dave Matthews’ Blenheim Vineyard, and Trump Winery.

The Farms of Turkey Run seeks to offer residents the combination of convenience, privacy, natural splendor and investment protection. Each of Turkey Run’s 40 estate parcels provides a minimum of 21 acres. Whether one enjoys mountain views, ponds, streams, large open pastures or manicured forests, Turkey Run has a plethora of sites from which to choose. With offerings of 21–50 plus acres, each property owner is guaranteed a private retreat to enjoy outdoor activities such as farming, horseback riding or walking the miles of trails traversing the 800-acre sanctuary and the adjacent 400-acre Farms of Lower Sherwood.

Blenheim Farm, an all brick Georgian style 5,400-square-foot estate, is located within the Farms at Turkey Run subdivision. It is privately situated on over 25 acres of open and manicured wooded land, complete with a creek and pond site. The property is lined with a three-board fence and includes a wrought iron gate. This upscale home includes 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and a top-of-the-line kitchen with quartz counter-tops, stainless appliances, a breakfast bar and custom cherry cabinets.

Blenheim Farm is currently for sale. You can join The Farms of Turkey Run for an open house every Saturday and Sunday from 9am–5pm.

 

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at living@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

Framing a View


May 11, 2017 | Ivy Publications

We asked Purple Cherry Architects to share a little about their award-winning work. This high-end residential local architecture firm, established in 1996 by Cathy Purple Cherry in Annapolis, Maryland, specializes in custom, luxury residential projects. Here is an inside look on how this architecture firm beautifully works to capture and showcase our spectacular local landscape…

“Where else can you imagine wanting to frame the most breathtaking views than in Albemarle and the surrounding counties? Capturing the layers of hills and mountains in their various shades of green. The rising sun. The setting sun. The picture always changes thanks to Mother Nature but the frame remains the same. That’s why it’s so important to get the frame right. And that starts in the early design stage with an architect before building a new home or addition.

As the new owners of land in Afton with incredible 180 degrees views, east to west, of the Blue Ridge Mountains, my husband and I have the great opportunity to frame many views. When determining those views, I am looking from the east to west as well as from the ground to the sky. In understanding how various architectural elements can affect view, my specific homesite is informing my desired floor plan and elevation elements. In specifically desiring a southwest ground-to-sky view, I know my porch cannot be in the same view, as the roof would cut off the sky view. In my desire to go 12 feet high with glass to get that full ground-to-sky frame, the porch will slide to the south face providing shade from the mid-sun. It will also slide towards the east corner to allow the southwest corner of the main great room to have the most powerful framed view. The porch itself will have three open walls capturing the full 180 degrees panoramic live picture.

As a custom high-end residential design architect, my responsibility to our clients is to create incredible spaces. This includes determining important connections to the surrounding landscape. In polar opposition to the mid-twentieth century speculative home design approach that looked inward more than outward, the twenty-first century custom home client is wanting to bring nature inside. Biophilic design strives to connect architecture with nature for the known health benefits of stress reduction and increased healing, productivity and learning. Natural light and visual connections to nature feed our souls and lift up our spirits. I can’t imagine anything better than a home that supports our emotional well being.

Views can be captured in a variety of ways. Interior windows can be used to transfer outside views to interior corridors, or they can create clear through views from front yards to back yards. The beauty in nature can be framed through a variety of architectural shapes creating different ‘paintings’ on our interior walls. Each framed view is unique and should be treated as such.

In creating the right design, we may ask our clients if they like to sleep in or not. If they do, then we wouldn’t place the master bedroom on the east or rising sun side of the house, but rather we would put it on the west side of the house. We would frame the sunset for those summertime evenings reading in bed. If our client is an early riser, we might do the exact opposite, flooding the master suite with incredible sunrises. For each and every client, the framed views are different and are unique to that client’s home. With the development of new residential products, operable glass panes are getting bigger than ever, window walls are sliding away, window frames are getting narrower, screening is becoming relatively invisible and bronze interior frames are trending. All of these options are inviting the views to come to the foreground of design, and allowing incredible projects to happen and inspirational spaces to come alive.” — Cathy Purple Cherry, Principal and Founder of Purple Cherry Architects

 

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at living@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

An Inside Look at Purple Cherry Architects’ Gorgeous Waterfront Home


March 6, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Purple Cherry Architects is an award-winning high-end residential architecture firm that recently opened an office in Charlottesville this past fall. With Best of Houzz awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as winning the Designer’s Choice Award for Local Traditional Architect/Home & Design this year, Purple Cherry Architects is pleased and excited to be able to share an inside look at one of its private waterfront residential projects—the Duvall Creek Home.

The owners of the Annapolis home desired a traditional, turn of the century, Georgian home with symmetrical, flanking wings. Leading up to the house is a tree-lined, meandering driveway and a parking court at the front. The symmetry of this 10,000 SF home lends to its classic appeal.

The formal entry was designed to ensure that upon opening the door, the waterfront view would be seen. The traditional look and feel of the home is emphasized throughout the interior with raised paneling, heavy mill-work, traditional railings and wide-wood strip flooring. The backside of the house explodes with the connecting rooms, opening up to reveal a 180-degree full view of the waterfront. The spacious, open floor plan communicates between all three floors without going back through the formal area.

The design of the home provides a first floor casual entertainment area with a connected kitchen, dining and living room spaces.

This inside, large entertainment area connects to a large, screened-in, green-blue slate porch which leads to a waterside entertainment area featuring an outdoor cooking kitchen and in-ground pool.

The kitchen connects to a wine cellar and a large mudroom, supporting a family of five. Two staircases lead to the second floor which provides five bedrooms and a large laundry area. An extensive infusion of organizational strategies was incorporated to support a household with three children who are heavily involved in sporting activities. These organizational strategies can be seen throughout the home.

The house and surrounding hardscaping levels were designed to accommodate large family and social gatherings. Additionally, the house includes a four-car garage—two-car garages in each flanking wing. To maximize space, a workshop / home office is located above one of the garages while the top of the other garages houses an independent in-law suite with a separate entry for privacy.

Purple Cherry Architects’, an architect firm in Charlottesville, is responsible for this beautiful Duvall Creek Home among other projects.

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings,an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at living@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.