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by va M O D E R N last modified Mar 22, 2013

The windswept and sun-bleached landscape of Virginia’s remote Eastern Shore is a place where memory lingers, and time moves slowly. It is a place of wide flat fields, farm stands, family traditions, and a noticeable quietness. A new vernacular inspired custom home on Virginia’s Eastern shore will sit on raised wood piles nestled within a … Continue reading »




 

 

Eastern Shore ResidenceThe windswept and sun-bleached landscape of Virginia’s remote Eastern Shore is a place where memory lingers, and time moves slowly. It is a place of wide flat fields, farm stands, family traditions, and a noticeable quietness. A new vernacular inspired custom home on Virginia’s Eastern shore will sit on raised wood piles nestled within a forested landscape along the waters of the Chesapeake Bay 150′ feet back from the shoreline. Richmond based SMBW Architects has designed the house to appear “settled” within this quiet and very rural landscape for a Norfolk couple looking ahead to their years as grandparents hosting special times with their family. To ameliorate the visual condition of a raised pile foundation, a stone clad masonry wall in the foreground will serve as a bearing wall for one side of the house and support a planted earthen berm to further soften its presence. The opposite side of the house is nearly all glass with a northern exposure, great for ambient light, and will provide panoramic views of Craddock Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. Horizontal and vertical western red cedar ship-lap planks and metal roofing will clad the exterior. The interior will be filled with sun light and finished in wide plank wood flooring, Virginia slate, white painted wood wall planks, custom built-ins and exposed wood ceilings evoking the casual and comfort of an old farmhouse.

Construction begins this summer.

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SMBW PLLC, 111 Virginia Street, Richmond, Va 23219, t.804.622.2178



 

 

 
 
 

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