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Becherer House in Albemarle County, Virginia by Robert Gurney Architect

 
May 26th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Robert Gurney Architect

Rolling pastures, bordered with dark, stained fences interspersed in woodlands define the Albemarle County, Virginia countryside where this project is located. The new house is sited at the edge of woodland on the crest of a hill, providing vantage view points of the pastures and distant treetops.

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  • Architects: Robert Gurney Architect
  • Project: Becherer House
  • Location: Albemarle County, Virginia
  • Project  Architect: Claire L. Andreas
  • Owner :  Withheld
  • Contractor:  Shelter Associates, Ltd.
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Completed: November 2011
  • Software used: Project began with pencil on paper and was then put into AutoCad. 3D modeling in Sketchup was used as a tool for presentation at times.

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

The house is conceived of three gable-roofed pavilions that provide a threshold between the woodlands and the pastures, taking advantage of two very different scenic panoramas.  The one room deep, central living pavilion contains large expanses of glass along two walls, affording views of both the woods and rolling horse pastures. This configuration insures the space will be flooded with light at all times of the day throughout the year.  A screened porch and bluestone terrace, running the length of the house provides a stage to view sunsets over the pastures while a manicured lawn and dry-stacked slate wall provide an ordered transition from the house to the woods beyond.

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

Gable roofs with black, standing seam metal, clapboard siding and the small scale of the separated pavilions evoke a familiar, comfortable rural vernacular.  The large expanses of glass, cement board paneling and crisp, minimal detailing render the house decidedly modern.

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

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