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.
It has been since March that I posted my last Living Space feature...I can't believe it! Last week I photographed a beautiful home and am so excited to share the full series of images. Here's a little preview of what's to come...
I have another Stay Charlottesville beauty for you today...gosh, they manage to find the best homes to rent to Charlottesville visitors! I love the feel of this one, styled by the talented Amy Gardner using the homeowner's fabulous decor. I could move right in...
Dogs not included...but aren't they precious? :)
And, in honor of the concert I won't be attending on Saturday (sob). If any of you have available tickets...consider this a hint. :)