WITH A SWEEPING VIEW of the James River, this private residence was originally designed by William Lawrence Bottomley and was constructed in 1930. The property included the main house and two flanking pavilions at the cobblestone courtyard’s entry. The interior refurbishment of the main level of the eastern office pavilion included a private office, bathroom, and gunroom with a custom gun table. The design created a private respite for the Owner’s home office and caters to his outdoor past times. In the bathroom, the occasional penny tile was removed and replaced with the end of a spent shotgun shell. The exterior remained intact with the exception of the garage elevation, which transformed the existing three car garage into a two car garage.
The western pool pavilion received an interior renovation and exterior addition including a veranda, pool and pool enclosure with a custom fountain and outdoor fireplace. On the interior, the changing area includes a shower with a barrel vaulted ceiling and a herringbone tile ‘rug’ centered on the vanity. The well-appointed kitchen area features limed oak custom cabinetry that complements the travertine flooring, which extends onto the pool deck for a homogenous feel between the interior and exterior.
Paying homage to Bottomley’s aesthetic, the renovation design for this private residence integrates the new and the existing architecture and enriches the enjoyment of the property for the family and their visitors. As the Owner remarked at the completion of construction, “The new additions look like they were always there and that is just what I wanted.”