Four Acres

Four Acres, a historic home inside the Charlottesville city limits, was built in 1910, designed by noted architect Eugene Bradbury. It was reconstructed after a fire in 1921, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Alexander Nicholson worked with Stoneking von Storch Architects on a major renovation in 2008, resulting in the home being selected by the local chapter of Preservation Virginia as “Private Residential Preservation of the Year.” The six-bedroom, four-bath, 12,433 square foot home with slate and copper roof and four-columned portico was outfitted for the 21st century, including installation of geothermal heating. An additional update includes a limestone terrace. An April 2010 article in the C-ville Weekly includes an email quote from Daniel Bluestone, a Bradbury expert and former professor of architectural history at the University of Virginia, “It is an incredible restoration that will insure that it will be around for another 100 years.”