MODERN CARRIAGE HOUSE

This is the evolution of an earlier project: the Garage & Man Cave. As a bit of time passed the program changed to include a six-car garage, a guest suite, gym, office and outdoor areas all to be constructed at one time. The ell plan of the structure is positioned to minimize it's presence as seen from an adjacent farmhouse, display the cars in the garage via a ribbon of oversize windows and to offer the guest suite, gym and office stunning views of the James River. A patio, balcony and 3 rooftop terraces including an expansive sky deck provide wonderful al fresco opportunities. The core of the modern carriage house is a 9' diameter masonry fireplace that begins in the guest suite, extends up to the office and continues to the sky deck above to provide an open, outdoor fireplace. A stone clad foundation, patio and siding for the gym root the structure to the ground, a gray wood siding for the guest suite provides a subtle contrast to the white pine siding of the garage and office which match the adjacent farmhouse. Additional hardscape and landscape design is forthcoming.