Riverside Greek Revival Powhatan, VA Residential

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The origins of this Greek Revival home were crafted around the narrative of an historic stone farmhouse situated on a rural, 200-acre parcel, that had been added onto sequentially over time as the family grew and their needs evolved. Carefully sited on a bluff above the James River in central Virginia, this family home rests gently on the land and offers panoramic views to the river below and the wooded lowlands beyond. The arrival sequence begins along a two-lane country road and the long drive is configured to curate views of the site, the various farm buildings, and ultimately the main house. Visitors follow this narrow lane around a grove of mature hardwoods to arrive at the entry court that is framed by the home and an attached “barn” which houses a garage with a yoga and exercise studio above. The house, itself, is awash throughout the day with natural light and the open kitchen, dining, and living spaces allow for effortless gathering and entertaining while nooks and corners are composed to offer cozy spaces for reading and reflecting. The sense of openness and hospitality found indoors extends outside to the covered living areas, outdoor kitchen, octagonal pavilion, and the sweeping lawn that gently rolls downhill to the river.