Have you ever had your eye on a particular house, wondering what the interior beheld? This house in Windsor Farms has captured my attention and imagination ever since I moved nearby in 1997. I have always called it The Stone House.
In a neighborhood of 500+ older houses, many designed in a Tudor-style, cape cod, or classic Georgian, this home is unique, and I am fond of its stone construction. I drive by it daily, often wishing I could peek inside.
Does it have a funky floor plan? Low ceilings? Prehistoric kitchen? Dreamy paneling? Charming windows? Gone With the Wind staircase?
I got my answers after learning that my friend and contractor, Beth Campbell, and her husband had purchased it. Through her company, Home Inspirations,
Beth, a fellow UGA grad, has spearheaded three renovations on my home in RVA and an addition to our Rappahannock River place. I had no qualms asking when I could pay her a visit.
Beth is gifted at problem-solving with interior design. She can envision a solution and, with her stable of trusted craftsmen, make the vision a reality. Upon
I knew she was the right person to own it and do it justice with proper renovations. I also knew that The Gracious Posse would love to tour The Stone House, and Beth was kind enough to let us take “before” and “work-in-progress” pictures.
we are drooling over the new sconces one step up from the newly striped foyer.
Beth has already hung the most gorgeous Lee Jofa curtains in this light-filled space.
The dining room is graciously sized for entertaining. Beth installed the wainscoting (we thought it was original it was so well done) to make the room more inviting and add dimension to the large space. The kitchen, though, presents many more challenges.
While it is a great size for the age of the house, the design is hardly Beth’s style. She plans to gut this whole space.
We will be sure to show you the “after” pictures once this massive renovation is completed.
Heading upstairs, Beth has already painted and added a fabulous chandelier to the
While this area and her children’s bedrooms off of it are in great shape,
the rest of the second floor will be Beth’s other significant renovation project.
Comprised of a
Beth has plans to gut and rework the entire space to provide a modern bathroom
and take better advantage of the garden view
And what a fabulous garden they have acquired. It’s another Charles Gillette masterpiece – many of the most important homes in Windsor Farms have one created by this iconic figure of the early 20th century, whom I described here.
At the far end of the axis above, another garden room is
Even though the skies were cloudy when we visited, these photos still paint an accurate picture of this fairy-tale piece of property that will keep getting better as Beth spins her magic. Yes, it is a long-term project, but we know that it will be a labor of love for this talented member of our posse. Future posts will showcase her on-going updates to The Stone House. Stay tuned, and thanks, Beth, for letting us share your one-of-a-kind residence with the rest of The Gracious Posse.