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