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Project 8

Cabin Design Build: The design for this modern-yet-rustic take on a mountain cabin began with the concept sketches provided by the Owner. The natural wood siding exterior was chosen to blend in with the surrounding wood and boulders as it weathers in the sun and wind. A combination of new and salvaged windows bring in the mountain views and give the home its unique character. The roof construction is built from structural insulated panels and clad in standing seam metal.

Project 8

Cottage Design and Build: This cozy cottage was designed and built as a space for guests to stay while they enjoy the many trails, rivers, breweries and wineries in the local area. The exterior features a standing seam metal roof and several types of cement board siding and a native field stone chimney. A large wrap around porch and deck completes the exterior space. Interior detailing includes salvaged wood beams and trim, a beautiful field stone fireplace, wide plank pine floors and rich wall colors.

Project 7

Custom Home: Built from the Owner's plans, this custom home's elongated layout fits the landscape and the needs of the family with the Master Suite and children and guest rooms situated on opposite ends of the house. The main living area is one large open room featuring kitchen, living and dining areas. Custom built-ins and a wood burning stove complete the space and keep it cozy. The home's exterior features generous covered porches front and back, and low maintenance cement board siding with battens to complete the look.

Project 6

River House Design & Build: Situated above the Rockfish River in Nelson County this custom home was designed and built with an appreciation for the steep site overlooking the river and the agrarian roots of the area. The home is situated to take advantage of a South facing view of the river and clad in cement board and metal roofing to accommodate the Owner's desire for a low maintenance exterior. The interior is open of voluminous thanks to the high ceilings and open loft spaces. Salvaged barn wood finishes on accent walls and repurposed antique furnishings complete the interior space.

Project 5

Agricultural Building Design and Build - This 26 x 40 foot farm equipment storage building was built for a client in Nelson County, Virginia. Thoughtfully designed to blend with the existing buildings on the farm and provide a low maintenance and clean look, the barn features painted steel exterior and vinyl windows. The interior has a polished concrete floor and a generous storage loft area above accessible by an interior stair.

Project 1

The Owners of this beautiful home hired Lost Industries, LLC to remove an old, leaking sunroom and build an addition in its place. The home is located on Main Street in the town of Amherst VA and dates from 1939.

We were constrained by the existing footprint of the old sunroom, as the Owners wanted to keep the existing terraces, patios and walls. Working within these parameters, we designed and built an addition that complimented the existing home and provided the space and functionality the Owners were looking for. The original details from the home, such as the exterior trim details, copper roofing, interior paneled ceilings and custom window moldings, were carefully studied and incorporated into the addition. The project also included rebuilding the front porch, which involved repairing the foundation, completely reframing the porch floor and rebuilding the custom railings.

Project 2

A small cottage from the early 1900’s located in Schuyler, VA was the core of this project. The Owners were looking for a much needed addition to keep up with their growing family. The original home had suffered a series of unfortunate additions and modifications, which all needed to be removed and cleaned up before the work of creating an addition could begin.

We designed the addition to fit with the original cottage styling, wanting to keep the small cottage feel for a much larger home. The Owners wanted an addition that would accommodate 3 bedrooms, a full bath, laundry room; a small study room/office was also included. The original home also needed a complete renovation including a new kitchen, complete remodeling and expansion of the existing bathroom and rebuilding the front porch.

Project 3

This early 1800's 1 1/2 story Dutch Colonial was a complete renovation. The house itself, an old Cabell house in the WIngina area, was in danger of collapsing before we started and in very poor condition. The Owners were hoping to replace just the roof, kitchen and bath, but it was soon determined that much more was needed in order to save the home.

As part of the renovation, we demolished the old structure to its hand-hewn timberframe, replaced the entire rotted American Chestnut on stacked stone foundation, keeping one fireplace and the hand-hewn timbers framing up the original portion of the home. The flooring in the upstairs was repurposed and became the new staircase with an integrated bookshelf. We added a half bath upstairs, completing it with bamboo flooring upstairs and polished acid-stained concrete radiant-heated floors downstairs. A metal roof with eight skylights bring much-needed light into the upstairs and kitchen, removing alomost 1000 Sqft. of area, bringing the home back to the original house dimensions prior to 1970. A wrap-around porch is the next step in this project.

Project 4

This 1896 brick row house in Richmond, Virginia’s Fan District received a complete top to bottom renovation including removal of earlier additions at the rear of the home and creation of a new two story addition. Interior and exterior details were carefully constructed in keeping with the original architecture of the home. The project included all new electrical, plumbing and heating/cooling systems as well as redoing all the fixtures, finishes and lighting. Custom designed made cabinetry was installed throughout the home. completing the project was a newly constructed rear landscaping including brick and bluestone terraces, planters, privacy wall with custom garden gate and a paved off street parking area.