A Restored Plantation Home

Dec 26, 2022

Brought back to life by two clients with a strong vision, this restored home in Charles City County reclaims its place as a local landmark. 

Restoration plan

A New Master Plan

The new master plan called for the removal of some existing buildings and the addition of extensive gardens. The new areas include the back lawn, sunken garden, vegetable garden, orchards, vineyard, and parking court. The simple yet varied structure of paths and garden rooms is reminiscent of the historic plantation landscapes of tidewater Virginia.

Restored plantation by H&G
James River house before H&G

An Overdue Facelift

The original 1760’s farmhouse had been added to many times (above right). Dilapidated or inappropriate additions – like the front porch shown here – were removed.

H&G’s new landscape plan was simple, in keeping with the geometry of the restored house. Fencing was added to extend the architecture of the house into the gardens.

Restored plantation by H&G
James River house before H&G

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Paver working on building a patio
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