A Rare Midcentury Modern Home Lists For Under $1.5M in Virginia
Utterly unique to the traditional architecture of Virginia, this home is truly a modern treasure. The three-bed, three-bath, nearly 3,000-square-foot home features light-filled interiors and open spaces that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living. Building upon the legendary midcentury modern homes that came before it, the home's open plan is organized in a 7' x 7' structural grid.
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Built in 1952, the home has been generously loved by just two owners in its lifetime. Curry Uflacker and her husband Andre purchased the home from the original owner, taking a journey back in time upon acquisition. With the help of HausCraft, a design build team led by architect Joe Wheeler, the Uflackers completely gutted the home and respectfully renovated it while staying true to its original character.
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Wheeler truly understood the origin of the home and educated the homeowners on the provenance of the design. It was a passion project for both the architect and the homeowners, who together strove to renovate the modern home cost effectively, yet with quality products that would stand the test of time.
Original drawings of the home provided inspiration during the renovation. Conceptualized as a smart home at the outset in 1952, the project features passive heating, cooling, and daylighting strategies that continue to provide comfort today.
Many of Durell’s designs remain intact—including the original stereo and speakers. Simple, clean insertions bring the home up to modern day standards while allowing its true bones to shine.
As daylight falls upon the large spans of glazing, the structure shines and the boundary fades between the building and the landscape. Durell would be proud of the architectural legacy that remains at the Stone Throw house.
2020 Spottswood Rd is currently listed by Bob Headrick through Nest Realty. To learn more about the couple's renovation process, follow their journey on Instagram.
Architect of Record: Edward Durell Stone
Renovation Architect: Joe Wheeler of HausCraft
Builder / General Contractor: Uhler and Company
Cabinetry Design / Installation: Plain & Fancy Cabinets