Craftsman Inspired Waterfront

Location: Fairfax, VA

The Owners of this riverfront property requested a home that was designed to showcase the spectacular setting while remaining comfortable for large parties or just two people. Every major room features magnificent water views and the generous use of rich woods, stone, color and scale create warm and inviting spaces despite the size.

High winds, humidity, and intense reflective sun are some of the unique challenges of living on the river and needed to be addressed. To overcome these, tinted windows, spray foam insulation, whole house radiant heat, and VRF cooling were incorporated to make the house energy efficient and comfortable year round.

Evidence of superior craftsmanship is everywhere. Extensive custom mantles/built-ins along with elegant moldings, coffered ceilings and a spectacular cherry vaulted ceiling with accent lighting are just a few of the noteworthy details.

Clay soils and gypcrete subflooring with hardwood floors were among many challenges.

Photography: ©Greg Hadley