The original part of this farmhouse was built in 1890 with hand hewn beams. An addition which became the main part of the house was subsequently built in 1920. The current owners wanted to preserve the character of the home while transforming it into an energy efficient structure. The project was designed by Charles Hendricks of the Gaines Group and overseen by LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program). Together with spray foam insulation, new replacement windows, on demand water heater, energy efficient appliances and light bulbs the energy consumption dropped by over 50%.

Visited by The Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to draw attention to the need for building upgrades to increase energy conservation. Awarded Best Renovation with Energy Upgrades from LEAP in 2011 Featured in Charlottesville Home Style Magazine

Features Include:

  • Siding: Traditional pine clapboard
  • Terraces: Bluestone
  • Interior floors: reclaimed pine
  • Insulation: Sprayed open cell foam
  • HVAC: High efficiency heat pumps
  • Kitchen counters: granite
  • Windows: Marvin