It’s one thing to retire where your children live—entirely another to establish a new vineyard in the process. That’s what our clients decided to do when they retired from medical careers in Indianapolis and moved east to live near their children and grandchildren. They found a heavenly piece of land on a Virginia hillside with spectacular views—so dramatic, in fact, that nearly every visitor exclaims, “Wow!” as he or she reaches the top of the hill.

We designed the house as series of buildings to take advantage of the hilltop views, using a working farm as our inspiration. It’s sited so one climbs the hill and enters from the high side, saving the overwhelming view for your entry into the house.

Our clients’ home is organized into three structures, taking cues from the outbuildings of a typical farm compound. There’s the main house in the center; a master suite accessible through a glass-enclosed breezeway on one side; and a bank barn connected by an open breezeway on the other. The three buildings hug the hillside and create a contained entry court, which hides those majestic views until you’re invited inside.

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In the Press:

January’s Most Popular Architecture and Landscape Images
Dering Hall, January 2015

Our Top 12 Rural Retreats
Dering Hall, Sept. 28, 2013

9 Ways to Create Comforting Farmhouse Style Anywhere
Houzz, June 17, 2013

How to Outfit a Classic Farmhouse
Houzz, May 6, 2013

Houzz Tour: Retirees Follow Vineyard Dreams With a Hillside Farmhouse
Houzz, April 28, 2013

Organic Compound
Builder Magazine, March 2013

7 Homes Brimming with Modern Cottage Character
Houzz, Feb. 13, 2013

Modern Farmhouse by Barnes Vanze Architects
Custom Home Magazine, May 2012

Virginia Vineyard Vernacular
New Old House, Fall/Winter 2011

Steve Vanze, Ellen Hatton
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select below to viewRecognition

In the Press:

January’s Most Popular Architecture and Landscape Images
Dering Hall, January 2015

Our Top 12 Rural Retreats
Dering Hall, Sept. 28, 2013

9 Ways to Create Comforting Farmhouse Style Anywhere
Houzz, June 17, 2013

How to Outfit a Classic Farmhouse
Houzz, May 6, 2013

Houzz Tour: Retirees Follow Vineyard Dreams With a Hillside Farmhouse
Houzz, April 28, 2013

Organic Compound
Builder Magazine, March 2013

7 Homes Brimming with Modern Cottage Character
Houzz, Feb. 13, 2013

Modern Farmhouse by Barnes Vanze Architects
Custom Home Magazine, May 2012

Virginia Vineyard Vernacular
New Old House, Fall/Winter 2011

select below to viewTeam Leaders

Steve Vanze, Ellen Hatton
read bio on team page »

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