THE POOLHOUSE REFLECTS the refined Georgian Revival of the main house by William Lawrence Bottomley. The poolhouse takes the form of a three bay loggia flanked by pedimented pavilions. It is distinguish by brick corbels, inset stucco panels, rubbed brick arches and a low parapet.

The poolouse design includes rich blue color, timeless brass lighting and hardware, and bluestone flooring that runs out to the pool. The three french doors with arched transoms and matching casement windows on the opposite side emulate a loggia. This space creates a refined upstairs opening out to the pool with a more informal downstairs, perfect for kids. The space boasts a full kitchen with built in table, seating area, bathroom with shower, changing room, and laundry which extends out to a custom mudroom with ample storage that elevates this whole residence.

Kingsmill Residence

Glavé & Holmes was brought on to demolish the owner’s current house and build a new home on the current home site with water views on three sides. Consistent with their goals, the focus of the project was to craft a gracious flow between the primary rooms of the house while maximizing views out to the water. The design centers around an arrival court with the main house centered and anchoring this paved elegant arrival. Wings on each side contain the more private aspects of the house, each of which were designed to embrace and showcase the family’s collection of art and furnishings collected over many years of travel. The rear of the house flows out to covered porches and a large bluestone, elevated patio which engages with the landscape beyond. Throughout the house, on both levels, rooms have windows and balconies to introduce light and take advantage of the site’s unique water views. This project was done in collaboration with Smith McClane Architects.

2325 Monument Avenue Rehabilitation

2325 MONUMENT AVENUE was designed by noted Richmond architect Duncan Lee in 1914 for J. P. Taylor. The 12,244 sf stucco-clad Mediterranean villa has a three-story central block with two-story wings and is capped with a tile roof. G&H provided professional historic rehabilitation and design services concerning the overall preservation of the house, as well as alterations to the first and second floors of the west service wing. A comprehensive Condition Assessment was conducted at the start of the project.

Carr’s Hill Rehabilitation

Designed by architect Stanford White and constructed in 1909, Carr’s Hill is home to the President of the University of Virginia and provides meeting and entertainment space for University events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, this signature historic property has been renovated for the first time. Glavé & Holmes prepared a feasibility study to provide programming and a site study for a new entertainment pavilion. The study included site analysis, massing studies and the development of a site plan. G&HA was subsequently awarded the full project, in collaboration with John G. Waite Associates, to restore the exterior and interior of the historic house, as well as provide outdoor event space.

The renovation work was designed and executed to high preservation standards and in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The landscape was also sensitively redesigned to support events in an unobtrusive way. The goal was to minimize permanent change to significant features of the buildings and site while making it more functional for modern use. Restoration design was also completed for the out-buildings located on the Carr’s Hill site.

Carr’s Hill was awarded AIA Virginia’s Excellence in Design Historic Preservation Honor Award, the Merit Award for Historic Preservation from AIA Richmond, and first place for Historic Preservation at the IIDA/ASID IDEAS Awards. This project is LEED Certified.

Brandon Plantation

GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE renovated the breakfast kitchen on the first floor, the catering kitchen and storage pantry in the basement, and five of the existing restrooms on the property. In the breakfast kitchen, the team retained this historic dumbwaiter and reconfigured the cabinetry to include a new refrigerator/freezer, cooktop, sink, microwave, and dishwasher. The designers developed two conceptual schemes for the Owner and moved forward with the one selected. Restroom updates included new window treatments, plumbing and cabinetry, light fixtures, and creating new opens or reconfiguring existing space.

Sweet Briar House

GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE provided interior design services and an updated historic structures report for the rehabilitation of the historic Sweet Briar House at Sweet Briar College. The House, originally built in 1790, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as the residence of the College’s President. The three-story brick structure is approximately 10,400 square feet.

The scope of the interior design work included updating interior finishes within the first-floor public areas of the historic house, representing approximately 3,000 sf of area and the second floor public spaces and circulation corridors, representing approximately 3,000 sf of area. Work also included the reconfiguration of toilet rooms, kitchen and ancillary spaces in support of the public areas and structural analysis of the floor system in the second floor library. All interior work was completed according the Department of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Treatments convey an appropriate look consistent with the resource’s period of significance. The overall goal was to create a coherent, visual appearance and interpretation for the first floor public areas consistent with the high stature of the House.

Private Residence

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.”

Private Residence

THIS PROJECT was intended as a contextual design response to the rich architectural heritage of Princeton. Built of argillite stone, the house is large in scale, but is decidedly not grand in its siting and scale of rooms. Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) designed specialized spaces for intimate entertaining of friends and family in rooms such as the wine cellar, golf room (with simulation of iconic courses), club room, loggia with fireplace and terrace fire pit, pool cabana, indoor endless pool conservatory, gym, theater, and two-level library stair- tower. It is detailed and carefully rendered yet avoids the off-putting ambition of developer mansions. Crafting a “cozy and comfortable” house of significant size required careful consideration of scale, material palette, and room adjacencies.

G&HA provided interior design services for this residence. The architect is Island Architects based in Richmond and Charleston, South Carolina.