Hickory House

Albemarle County, VA

Forest Retreat

The client for Hickory House wanted to transform their well-loved existing house to support their growing desire for aging in place. The master suite addition not only satisfies their needs for universal accessibility, it unequivocally connects their new interior spaces with the gently rolling landscape beyond. The bedroom includes a large sitting area, from which the owners enjoy observing their local flora and abundant fauna. The interiors also feature three types of locally-sourced, salvaged hardwoods including native Hickory, which is prominent in the surrounding forest.

The project includes air-tight spray foam insulation, reclaimed hardwoods, energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.








Project Facts

675 gross square feet

Price withheld at owner’s request

Completed 2015

Energy Use: Not sub-metered