Nellysford Cottage


For this residence in Nellysford, Arterra built a comprehensive addition including a new kitchen, living and dining area to a small existing cottage. The main feature of this addition was to house an extraordinarily large library collection of books and literary journals. To accommodate the hundreds of feet of bookshelves needed, the goal of the addition was to build on to the existing cottage in a manner that would complement the existing shiplap material and barn look of the original. Additional programmed spaces included bedrooms on the upstairs level and a garage. Traditional timber framing is featured at both the interior as well as exterior with queen post trusses throughout the kitchen, and with timber framed porches outside. A field stone fireplace complements the foundation walls above grade at the exterior.

Completed: 2017

Designer: Arterra

Landscape Design: Grounded