Marvel at the design and beauty of this unique contemporary rural dwelling, its gardens nestled in a mountain setting. Watch the days unfold and the seasons change from the glass-enclosed living area, where indoors and outdoors come perfectly together. Every aspect of this boldly designed home is a visual delight that makes you feel like you are living in a garden.
This architect-designed modern house is chiefly distinguished by its open plan of dining and living rooms, anchored by a see-through fireplace at one end and a lipstick red kitchen at the other. Two lofts overlook the living area from separate towers, each spacious enough to serve as bedroom or as home office. Step down from the living room into a cozy den. The master suite, set apart from the rest of the house, offers privacy and the amenities of a huge, deep soapstone lined soaking tub, walk-in closet, and fully equipped, handicapped accessible, bathroom. Located off the kitchen are a nook, pantry, full guest bathroom and laundry/mudroom with direct outdoor access. Soapstone from a local quarry forms the fireplace hearth and kitchen, pantry and bathroom counters. Tall custom-built cedar and glass doors open from the nook and living room to a sunny outdoor patio and gardens beyond.
This PEARL certified dwelling incorporates high-end energy saving systems and appliances. Built to enhance solar passive heating in the winter and passive air cooling in the summer, the house features a two-story southern glass wall with motorized clerestory windows and Lutron electronic blinds. In cold weather, enjoy heat radiating through polished concrete floors using a high efficiency hot water heating system. The house contains a commercial grade air conditioning system and supplemental split systems in each of the lofts. The EDPM commercial grade roof is ready for planting as a green roof. With its steel-beam, shed-form core, lofty ceilings, concrete floors, and many custom features, the house is structurally impressive and skillfully constructed.
The 8.8-acre property also includes landscaped gardens, a trellised vineyard ready for planting, a large fenced in vegetable garden, stone fire pit, chicken coop, bee yard and a garden shed. The full basement under the master suite wing offers ample storage. The long tree-lined driveway provides ample parking for you and your guests.
As the owner of this property, you become a member of the small, private rural community known as Stagebridge, where neighbors create their own secluded havens yet know each other and can count on the community for resources and help if needed. Modest annual membership fees pay for road maintenance, snow removal, and landscaping of common areas. Sensible community rules keep property values up.
Fresh clean air, clear starlit skies, quiet roads, and an unhurried rural lifestyle await you, thirty minutes from Charlottesville, at this mountain and garden retreat. Here is the perfect place for creative work and gardening, a haven for people who love to commune with nature while enjoying the comforts of contemporary Virginia living.
For information on Todd Dykshorn, the architect who designed the dwelling, visit
For more information on the Stagebridge Community, visit http://www.stagebridge.net
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. is a Charlottesville Va real estate broker that strictly abides by the U.S. and Virginia Fair Housing laws.