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S&R Newsletter

February
2013


Award Winning Home Still a Favorite

This unusual house looks northern Italian, but is actually set in Virginia. The owners love Tuscany, and wanted to reproduce its charm. The expansive hipped roof and stucco and cultured stone on the exterior refer to Tuscan farmhouses. The covered timber framed entry and arched windows with stone tops, especially the second floor loft window, add to the feel.
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Building within a Limited Budget

• Keep the finished, conditioned, area as small as possible while still adhering to your design program. This is the single easiest and most powerful tool to stay within a budget. Consider designating rooms with multiple purposes to save on square footage.

• Stack stories when possible. Foundations and roofs are minimized this way. It’s a more efficient way to build when possible.

• If the land is sloping consider finishing a light-filled lower terrace walkout level. Stacked stories works well to save dollars, whether it’s up or down.


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Smith & Robertson, Inc.
1128 E. High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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434-971-7026
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