Sited on a steep lot in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, this project maximized space in a challenging urban yard. The owners required an entertaining terrace, lawn and parking to fit on the narrow lot. To achieve this, Groundedterraced the hillside into three levels each containing one program element.
A new architectural addition by Formwork created a lower level courtyard. Grounded designed a simple bluestone terrace, built-in bench, ipe screen and grilling cabinet for the outdoor living space. A planter holding two ornamental trees allow the owners to enjoy their yard from inside as well as the outside. A mid level contains a small "rug" lawn framed by raised planters. The top level holds parking, connected to the other two spaces via a bluestone and ipe path.
This project is being built by Element Construction with planting by JW Townsend anticipated in Spring 2017.