James River Residence
The client requested a home that was organized around a central living space and provided wide views of the James River to the north. Our response was to place the 3,500 SF house in a linear orientation parallel to the primary contours of the river. Organized along an art gallery, the scheme is comprised of three main components; a great room, a two-level guest wing, and a master suite wing with an office loft. The great room includes a central living space, kitchen, and dining room that are contained by the gallery to the south and a 14-foot high glass wall with views of the river. To the west of the great room, a master suite with second floor office loft and roof garden command an extended view of the river landscape as it bends northwest above the Fall Line. The material palette of polished concrete block, bluestone, stucco, mahogany, douglas fir, and copper was inspired by the colors and textures found naturally in the region.