Fry’s Spring Bungalow, Charlottesville, Va.

This 1920s Bungalow is located in the Fry’s Spring neighborhood in Charlottesville; a neighborhood which sprung out of the existence of two natural springs whose rumored healing powers attracted tourists worldwide in the early 1900s. Likely constructed as a summer home, the living spaces in this craftsman style home were cramped. An addition on the back of the home provides comfortably sized living spaces including a kitchen, full bath, laundry, basement family room, studio/storage space, separate office, and deck. While the new spaces feel brighter and more open than those of the existing house, the addition is integrated into the home through the continued use of the original home’s signature craftsman details. The kitchen illustrates the feeling of the new addition, with beautiful cathedral ceilings and immense amounts of natural light provided by skylights, wall and clerestory windows. Craftsman trim and white shaker-style cabinets bring a clean, classic feeling to the space. Modern details on the island bar provide an updated aesthetic. Open pass-throughs to the dining room, as well as two glazed points of access to the deck, create an open flow between old, new, and exterior spaces on the main floor. The deck provides access to a separate entrance for the home office. The separation of the office allows for increased visual and auditory privacy, facilitating work while the rest of the home is occupied. The basement family room and deck provide additional necessary living space for the whole family.