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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.

7 living space | a family home in greenwood

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

Virginia Distillery Company

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I loved working with the Virginia Distillery Company to capture images for their new website designed by ID Company. We shot the first image of the bottle and glass in the C&O bar, a classic Charlottesville spot with moody lighting. Bottles are always challenging; bottles in a dark space are especially challenging and this image made me push myself in an exciting way.

The distillery is located in Lovingston and will soon feature a visitor's center where the public can learn more about their Virginia Highland Malt Whiskey!


402 Harris Road - For Sale!

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Our labor of love for the last 8.5 years, 402 Harris Road, is for sale!  Check out the MLS listing, #518455.  We really hope that this home's next owner loves it as much as we have.

And, I apologize for the number of images of our son's room.  I just couldn't help myself.  :)


ecoMOD South - UVA School of Architecture

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When I was in in the master's program at the UVA School of Architecture I spent a semester working on the ecoMOD Seam project. It was an incredible experience working with other students and our professor and project creator, John Quale, to design and build a real home as part of our education. This summer I was thrilled to photograph the newest project, ecoMOD South, for their portfolio.  Here are a few of my favorite images.

 

The Oakhurst Inn - Food

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The Oakhurst Inn, opening late this fall, will have a cafe headed by chef Jeanette Peabody (formerly of Hamiltons'). I spent an afternoon with Jeanette photographing a few of the dishes she has planned for the menu...and tasting them, too! With food like this, guests aren't going to ever leave!

The Granary - Natural Retreats

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Looking for a getaway within reasonable driving distance to Charlottesville? Search no further. Natural Retreats offers a variety of homes for a family vacation or weekend retreat in Bath County, VA.  I was there in June to photograph a number of these unique homes and fell in love with several, but one in particular: The Granary. I loved it so much that I returned two weekends ago with Brian and the pups in tow.  See the bottom of this post for some of our Instagrams from our stay.


From our weekend at the Granary. Photos from our iPhones, via Instagram (@andreahubbell and @brianmhubbell).

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

Brookville Cookbook

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Photographing a cookbook has been a dream of mine for four+ years now, ever since I created Bella Eats in 2008. I am thrilled and excited to be working with one of the best chefs in Charlottesville, Harrison Keevil, and my Beyond the Flavor partner, Sarah Cramer Shields, to create the first Brookville cookbook.  Exciting things are in the works, friends!  2013 is off to a great start.

For a sneak peek of our first shoot, check in at Beyond the Flavor.  And, please consider donating to our Kickstarter campaign!  We'd be so grateful.

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

elizabeth + andrew | engaged!

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Elizabeth and Andrew are getting married April 27, 2013!  We spent a lovely Charlottesville morning in early October wandering the City Market, Downtown, and Riverview Park with their sweet pup, Lloyd. These two were high school sweethearts and have so much fun together, and Elizabeth has the most amazing laugh!  I loved getting to know them better, and meeting Lloyd who will be part of their Pippin Hill wedding next Spring!

So, before we lose power (and all of our leaves!), enjoy this lovely Autumn morning spent with Elizabeth, Andrew, + Lloyd!

elizabeth + andrew | engaged!

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It was a beautiful morning for an engagement session at the Charlottesville City Market! I had to share a preview of Elizabeth + Andrew, who merrily laughed their way through the colorful stalls picking out produce. What a great way to start the weekend!

Elizabeth + Andrew, we are so excited for your wedding next April at Pippin Hill, and I can't wait to share the rest of the images from our time together this morning.  Happy Saturday!