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A repeat client reached out to the architect to create another period-correct Williamsburg home. They desired the charm of an older home with an interior rich in detail and some open living spaces typical of a newer home, without displacing old-home charm. 

Creating privacy with respect to the very closely adjacent home to the north was a challenge, along with creating openness to the community green space to the south. To solve this, interior functions along the north side of the home comprise the pantry, anchor wall of the kitchen, planning desk, utility bath, service entrance and garage. The patio/courtyard allows direct light to drench the interior and views from the sunroom, breakfast/sitting, kitchen and hearth room to the southern green space. 

The front of the home presents a traditional five-bay center hall mass at the west property line. The formal dining room and den/office occupy the front of the home. While the primary suite is privately separated from the interior public spaces, it benefits from the same interior/exterior relationship as the major public spaces with views to the green space. The patio/courtyard with fireplace is defined by three sides of an exquisite architectural backdrop, with the fourth side open to nature beyond. 

The lapped siding, brick and millwork exterior detailing is traditional Williamsburg; inside, the floor plan retains the boxy room characteristics of a typical Williamsburg plan. The breakfast/sitting, kitchen and hearth room—while more open in nature—still retain their respective sense of space, in keeping with an older design.


Wendlandt + Stallbaumer


Tom French Construction

Photos by

Keith Kreeger


Landscaper: Homeowner  New Home Community: Meadowbrook Park  Appliances: Factory Direct Appliance  Cabinets: Miller Cabinets  Countertops: Carthage Stoneworks  Flooring: Acme Floor Co.  Lighting Fixtures: Wilson Lighting  Paint: Millennium Painting  Roofing: Imperial Roofing  Windows: Marvin

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