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Living Space - Tudor Grove

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Tudor Grove; a home and property steeped in history and filled with character. I was first introduced to her by Abby, whose mother, Camille, inhabits Tudor Grove's many walls. Having photographed Abby's home the previous year, I was especially excited to see Camille's, expecting a similar commitment of style applied to an historic context. Not disappointed, I spent my first visit eagerly soaking in each room trying, unsuccessfully, to take in every, single detail. Camille is a collector; of books, art, plants, photographs and natural curiosities, among other things. It is impossible to see it all at once and even now, many months later, I am still discovering pieces in the images that I missed with my naked eye. 

Welcome, to Tudor Grove.

Living Space is a personal project inspired by real spaces being inhabited by real people in a very real way. If you know of a home that would be a good subject for this series, please get in touch with me, here.

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Living Space | A Family Home in Greenwood

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I adore this home outside of Charlottesville in Greenwood, VA. The Abbots have called this house, built 180 years ago as the Greenwood School for Boys, their home for nearly twenty years. Their three girls grew up here, as have their golden retreivers, leaving traces of family in every room. A true Living Space in every way, when I visited last December I knew I needed to return to document this special place.

The house itself is dripping with character, from uneven plaster walls to exposed beams across the ceilings, and is adorned with the simple, chic style of a family who loves comfort, nature and art. Each room is comfortably bright even on the grayest of days, nearly causing me to give in to the desire to curl up with a book or magazine on a slip-covered chair in a light-filled corner. With the family dogs pressing their noses to the glass doors, I moved through each room slowly and meticulously, taking moments to sit on a couch, touch a blanket, and observe the art on the walls, trying my best to imagine how the family who lives here inhabits each space.

Welcome to the Abbots'!

Living Space is a personal project inspired by real spaces being inhabited by real people in a very real way. If you know of a home that would be a good subject for this series, please get in touch with me, here.

6 living space | the home of abby kasonik and roderick coles

living space | a fry's spring family

living space | an artist's home in charlottesville

living space | young house love

living space | amy's house

living space | two designers in charlottesville

Scout is Out! Charlottesville Vol. 5

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A good part of my winter was spent working with Heather Halsey, editor of The Scout Guide - Charlottesville, to create the fifth volume in the beautiful Charlottesville series. What a pleasure!!! Each photo shoot was so different, with a wonderful variety of people, spaces, and products to capture. Below are a few of my favorite spreads.

Be sure to pick up the new book, available in shops and restaurants all over Charlottesville! You're sure to find inspiration cover-to-cover.

Thank you, Heather, Susie and Christy for folding me into your awesome team!  xoxo.

Our team: Heather Halsey + Andrea Hubbell.  Many thanks to Cramer Photo for capturing my portrait. :)

hubbells in spain - san sebastian + bilbao!

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The second half of our trip was spent in the Basque country of Spain.  We loved our experience in San Sebastian and are eager to get back as soon as we possibly can.  Brian and I feel a kinship with a few cities; Charlottesville, New Orleans, and now San Sebastian.  This is a place that we could see spending a lot more time in, and know that whenever we're in Europe we will be finding some way to visit this beautiful city. 

We loved our hotel, the Hotel Londres. The first photo, below, is the first glimpse of the bay that we had when we arrived, from our hotel room balcony. It was perfect. We slept with the balcony doors open every night so that we could hear the waves crashing below. I was obsessed with the view, so you'll see many images from this same perspective throughout this post.

Again, I've made notations where photos are not self explanatory. Please leave a comment if you have any questions for us!

Happy New Year!

There were so many stairs leading into the bay. I can imagine how fun this would be in the summer, when the water is much warmer than it was during our November visit!

The old harbor.

The Museo San Telmo.

Still the Museo San Telmo. A convent turned into a museum in the 1920s, and renovated recently. We loved the intervention of modern lines into an historic space.

I was obsessed with this stair. Museo San Telmo.

The old sanctuary in the convent-turned-museum. These murals depict the worst events in human history and were very dark. They are currently being restored.

We love Eduardo Chillida, and were thrilled to find some of his work in the Museo San Telmo.

The light in the late afternoon was magical.

Jamon Iberico de Belota. (above)

Pintxos (the Basque version of tapas) at Baztan, one of our favorite bars.

We hiked up Monte Urgull to see the view of the city.

Just above the Museo San Telmo.

Pintxos at Casa Alcalde

Cafe con Leche! Every morning.

We went on a Chillida pilgrimmage. His sculptures are scattered around the city. Below, the Abrazo (hug).

Chillida - Homage de Titian

Chillida - The Wind Combs!

I am standing on a blow hole that pushes air displaced by the waves below. I thought I would be soaked.

Chillida - La Cruz de la Paz at Good Shepherd Cathedral

Bahia de la Concha. LOVE. This was a warm day and the beach was active with locals enjoying the sun.

Still the view from our hotel room. Incredible.

Typical breakfast for Spaniards - cafe con leche, orange juice, toast with jam. 

The promenade around the Bahia de la Concha is lined with this lovely handrail.

The streets of the old town in San Sebastian.

Now, Bilbao. We were there only for a few hours, to fly out the next morning, and the Guggenheim was closed. We still enjoyed seeing it from the outside.

Puppy, by Jeff Koons.

hubbells in spain - madrid!

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Happy New Year, friends! 2012 was a fabulous year for the Hubbells, but one of the highlights was certainly our trip to Spain in November. Brian and I finally, after nearly seven years of marriage and ten years together, took our honeymoon! We chose Spain because neither of us had ever been and, let's be honest, the food is incredible! We spent four days in Madrid, five days in San Sebastian, and one day in Bilbao. 

I've got part one for you today; the four days we spent in Madrid. We loved this city, but felt that our four days there was the perfect amount of time. We saw all that we wanted to see without feeling rushed. We stayed up late, slept in, decided what we wanted to do each day when we woke up, and stumbled upon restaurants and bars without much research or planning ahead of time. We new the food and wine would be good everywhere we went, but found that the smaller hole-in-the-wall places were our favorites.

I've tried to give names of places I've shown if they aren't obvious in the images, but if you have any questions for us please leave a comment or send me an email. I'll have Part 2, San Sebastian and Bilbao, up tomorrow! Enjoy!

tapas and sangria at txakolina

brie and blackberry jam wrapped in jamon (above)

blood sausage wrapped in thin potato, fried, with a quail egg on top (below)

museo del prado

san gines chocolateria for chocolate con churros

plaza mayor facade (above)

san francisco el grande basilica (below)

entrance to plaza mayor (above)

albondigas! (below)

the crystal palace, in the parque de madrid

art installation in the crystal palace, from the museo nationale centro de arte reina sofia

still the parque de madrid

the royal palace

jamon iberico de belota : the most regulated food on the planet. and quite possibly the most tasty.

pimientos de padron, patatas alioli

lamb sweetbreads

happy holidays!

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Wishing you a happy holiday from the Hubbell Family! 

1. Hank anxious for us to get up and open presents

2. A Mark Kurlansky Christmas

3. Florida palm tree in Fort Myers

4. Fresh tangerine juice mimosa

5. Panettone French toast, Double H Farm breakfast sausage, mimosas for Christmas morning breakfast

6. Hank + Lucy opening their stockings

living space 5 | a fry's spring family

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This is the fifth installment of my living space series, in which I spend a few hours in a home capturing the details of the lives lived within its walls.

I was first introduced to Adrienne and her home when I photographed her children's playroom for Cville Abode. We have a mutual friend, Anita, and when I put a request on Facebook for my next living space home, Anita sent me Adrienne's information. I immediately recalled how much I loved the space she's created for her family, mostly from thrifting and salvaging unique pieces. This Fry's Spring bungalow nestled in the trees gave me the opportunity to really play with shadow, and I embraced the moodier feel of rooms when they are lit only by the light streaming through the craftsman windows. I love the subdued palette puncutuated by the ocassional pop of color and Adrienne's eye for spying beautiful pieces in unexpected places.

Thank you, Adrienne, for inviting me into your home!

If you have or know of a living space that you would like to see documented, please contact me here.

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