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Shenandoah Retreat, Warren County, Virginia, United States

Friday 16 Nov 2007

Award winning retreat in Virginia

Photography: Daniel Afzal 
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Carter + Burton Architects complete the Shenandoah Retreat in Virginia 

The Shenandoah Retreat sits on a steep ledge with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Two scientists built this weekend house as a respite from the city for family and friends. It is nestled with the site creating interstitial spaces that link with the natural setting. The concrete tower and entry bridge separate the public from private spaces while an open plan creates a minimalist aesthetic that blends inside and out. Built in furniture provides efficient use of space, and closet walls on the north side with movable art panels provide a thermal buffer. A screened porch pavilion, built-in concrete grill center and custom concrete spa anchor the edges of the exterior spaces. Energy savings come from a passive-solar design, a geothermal heat pump, radiant floor heating and a SIPs envelope which provides a thin roof profile. This Ecomodern house blends regional craft and universal technologies to their limits. Art featuring in the house by Jonathan Feldschuh www.jonathanfeldschuh.com

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