Becherer House in Virginia

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Becherer House

American Residential Development – design by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

24 Sep 2015

Becherer House in Virginia

Design: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Location: Earlysville, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

Rolling pastures, bordered with dark stained fences interspersed in woodlands, define the Albemarle County, Virginia countryside, where this project is located.

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The new house is sited at the edge of woodland and on the crest of a hill, providing vantage view points of the pastures and distant treetops.

The house is conceived as 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 that 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 provides an ordered transition from the house to the woods beyond.

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

Becherer House – Building Information

Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Project Architect: Claire L. Andreas
Project: Becherer House
Contractor: Bruce Gordon, Shelter Associates, Ltd.
Landscape Architect: Kevin Campion, Campion Hruby Landscape Architects
Structural Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID, Baron Gurney Interiors
Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

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