House on a Hill

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Source: ELAN APRIL 2018

Creating A Welcoming Southern Colonial | John Byrd

Huntsville, Alabama is a pretty small town, yet it has three historic districts and more homes in the national register than most places twice its size. growing up in such a community, Gina Jones is understandably attracted to welcoming porches and grand foyers—hallmarks of the Antebellum style.

Alas, when Jones relocated to Northern Virginia several years ago, the house that came the closest to suiting her family’s needs was an Oakton contemporary, one of four on a private drive at the top of a hill.

like most successful transplants, Jones adapted to her new setting just fine. But after occupying the house for a few years, she acknowledged the home had certain shortcomings. < Read More >