HomeArchitecture and Interior Design StudiosARCHITECTUREFIRMJames River House - a Modern Family Weekend Retreat

James River House – a Modern Family Weekend Retreat

James River House

Architects: Architecture Firm
Project: James River House
Location: Scottsville, Virginia, United States
Area: 204 sqm
Photography: James Ewing

Located near Scottsville, Virginia, this family weekend and vacation home was designed by family members, Danny and Katie MacNelly, ArchitectureFirm, Richmond, Va. Sited on a long and narrow 40-acre plot, the James River House opens to expansive views of the river, to the north—and plenty of space for the kids to play.

The James River House was designed as a place for three young boys. It is a place where they can grow and learn from their surroundings – experience mud, moths, flowing water, and the changing light of the seasons; a place that would allow for many gatherings of all the people who love them.

James River House 1

Three volumes hover above a bluff alongside a bend in the James River, arranged loosely and lightly on the land like a scattered group of stones around a campfire. As a visitor slips between the volumes, the house opens up to light and river views and the fully enveloping woods.

James River House 2

The heart of the home is the center volume with living, dining and kitchen areas. To the right is a 2 bedroom wing connected to the center by a glassed entryway. The “Kids’” Bedroom features a bunk room with 2 trundle beds to sleep 10. The opposite wing consisting of a bedroom and media room stands alone with a wedge shaped deck to connect. A garage/barn of similar style is located 150 feet away.

James River House 3

James River House 4

James River House 5

James River House 6

James River House 7

James River House 8

James River House 9

James River House 10

James River House 11

James River House 12

James River House 15

James River House 16

James River House 13

James River House 14

James River House 17

Thank you for reading this article!

Subscribe to our newsletter

Water Street Flat in Washington / Richard Williams Architects

Water Street Flat is an apartment in Washington, US, modified and renovated by Richard Williams Architects. Project description: Location, location, location—yes; but all the potential...

RBI Apartment / Coletivo Arquitetos

The space includes the living room and delimits the wooden ceiling that runs along the main axis of the RBI apartment.

New England Lake Retreat with an Abstract Aesthetic

Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design have designed Lake Retreat in Western Massachusetts. Description by Taylor and Miller: This residence in Western Massachusetts maintains a...

Recommended Stories