Julie Mayo

With just a couple of months until the big reveal of the 2015 Idea House, we’ll be updating you weekly with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of our modern farmhouse.

 

The 2015 Idea House Team at this week's site visit

This week we chatted with Keith Scott and Julie Dixon of Rosney Co., the architectural masterminds behind this Charlottesville home.

SL: Tell us a little bit about Rosney Co. Architects. What's your specialty? 

Rosney Co. Architects: We specialize in residential design characterized by attention to architectural detail and seamless integration of surrounding buildings and property. We're inspired by historic details and precedent, but we like to create spaces that are well suited for modern day life. We work on new homes, gracious estates, historic restoration and renovation and everything in between.

What's it been like working with Bundoran Farm and Summit Custom Homes?

Most of our work and many of our favorite projects are located in the Virginia countryside. We love that Bundoran Farm is a place that fosters an outdoor lifestyle and a connection to the land. This development is a truly special place for us, as its goals dovetail seamlessly with our architectural vision. Summit's crew has been working around the clock, battling weather setbacks and material delays. Their intense effort is what makes this project possible in such a short time.

 

With the finished house due to open for the public June 27, what's going on on-site?

Here's the rundown:

Tile and finish surfaces are being installed. Cabinets are in and countertops are being templated for installation. We've got the interior and exterior trim going on while walls are being painted. And the roof is being put on!

 

Is there an architectural detail or two you're most excited about?

There's SO many I could say. On the exterior, we used the historic idea of a dog trot to connect the main house to the garage. (Note: dog trots are open but covered spaces that draw a natural breeze). Upstairs, we've included a "Pajama Lounge" - a fun area for kids to hang out outside their rooms. It's much more pleasing than a basement TV room, don't you think? On a detail level, we're really excited about the antique heart pine paneling that will be in the "Tavern Room" and all the trim details along the exterior and windows.

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