OLEAN AMERICANA
FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

The home’s large number of programmed rooms are placed into multiple smaller, one-and-a-half story, gabled
volumes. In plan, there is a T of gabled volumes, which contain a second floor and dormers. This volume, containing the entry, dining, kitchen, and living, anchors and centers the house, programmatically and visually. The multiple wings are used to define outdoor spaces and are integrally tied to the landscape. Despite the significant natural slope of the site, the owner
wanted to be able to walk out of the house on grade. Therefore, ample, elevated, grass terraces were formed to the east and west of the house, using stone retaining walls edged with gardens.

PROJECT CREDITS

  • Project Manager: Chris Stanton; Chantilly, Virginia
  • Structural & Civil Engineer: Painter-Lewis P.L.C., Winchester, Virginia
  • Photographer: Reader & Swartz Architects, PC