We realized quite quickly that we were going to need a bigger house as we were having many guests and guest dogs and the cottage only had a table for two.
Because of our configuration up on the bluff, I knew we would have to add on from the front of the house vs. the back as most people do. Looking through many architectural books of our area in VA, I finally came across a great house. It was designed by Thomas Jefferson and located not far from our farm. It was one of the few clapboard houses he designed; it is privately owned and its name is Edgemount. We are also down the road from Jefferson’s Monticello and next door to another Jefferson jewel, Bremo, our wonderful neighbors.
|The inspiration - Edgemount|
The existing dimensions and elevation fit our site perfectly so we have proceeded over the last 2 years to create our own Edgemount at Lowfields - minus the dome!
|Cold Comfort Hall|
|Front Porch at Cold Comfort Hall|
|Cold Comfort Hall through the Gate House on a misty morning|