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Laub Residence Renovation and Addition
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Laub Residence project involved exterior renovation and an addition to the home originally designed by Milton Grigg as his personal residence. Grigg was a well-known architect recognized for his work at Monticello, Bremo, and Colonial Williamsburg.

The renovations included a new entry addition to allow insertion of an elevator to allow accessibility to all levels. The new elevator required reconfiguration of the second floor, creating an open library space and replacing several small rooms. A three-season room was added to expand the living space for the new owner. Renovations also included the development of exhibit space for a collection of Steuben Glass and other fine art, new interior lighting through the home, and the replacement of mechanical and electrical systems to provide climate control.

All renovations were carefully designed to appear as if they were part of the original home. The three-season room was designed to preserve the asymmetry of the plan and the original profiles of the family room added to the original structure by Grigg. Careful attention to preserving and matching interior trim and finish details help make expansion of the home and reconfiguration of space seamless. Interior fixtures that support the owner’s art collections integrate modestly with the interior architecture, permitting the works to take the limelight.

The human side of architecture