In the shadow of Afton Mountain, west of Charlottesville and the ghost of all things Jeffersonian, the Carter Residence keeps watch on a slice of the Blue Ridge. The design of the house was a group effort led by the owners whose inspired vision for living in and working from the home dictated the plan while the views and surrounding site informed the sections. The result is a home where two towers, one hers and one his, sit at opposite ends of the central open living area. From within their office 'nests' at the top of each tower, husband and wife are connected across the space of the house and share views of their gently rolling site and vineyard with the mountains beyond. From within the central living room, the same frame of reference and views to outside are situated between a lipstick red kitchen and intimate reading room. With 3north Architects, Richmond
ADO (architecture design office) is a collaboration of architects and designers who believe that thoughtful places elevate the lives of their inhabitants and enrich the communities they serve.
todd is the architect and owner of ADO. he graduated from iowa state university and received his master's in architecture from harvard. originally interested in the financial services industry, he chose architecture for higher income.
casey is a project manager at ado, and he received his education from UVA (BS in Architecture) and UNCC Charlotte (Masters of Architecture). he drives a prius, and his interests include community design and environmentally-conscious design.
kelsey is an architectural designer at ado and is an alumna of virginia tech. a citizen of the united states and the united kingdom, she previously worked in the great country of wales. when given the choice, she travels by sailboat with her puppy, chewie.
alea is an architectural designer at ado and holds a March from university of oregon as well as an MBA.
naomi is an architectural intern with ado and graduate form the unviersity of virginia architecture school.
dylan is a graphic designer with ado and a graduate from VCU. he rides his trek 7.2 fx daily and spends time with his cat, mayhaps. his interests include interactive design, digital culture, and crisp left aligned compositions.
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Richmond VA 23219