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Artistry in architecture



by Tom Chillemi

Details define the Deltaville home of Violet and Wayne Barlow.

Finished in 2005, the house reflects the design of an owner who built the 4,400-square-foot waterfront house to personal tastes.

“The guy that built this thought of everything,” said Mr. Barlow. “He didn’t skimp on anything.”

Artistry abounds in the carefully thought-out details, such as the curved brick walkway that flows gently to a sand beach on the Rappahannock River, or the brick steps that fan out like an invitation to enter.

The interior has the touch of a professional decorator. Attention to decorating details pulls everything together in a balance of colors, textures and light.

Three upstairs bedrooms are painted in complementary colors of blue, green and yellow to blend with a “watermelon” red bath and the golden beige hallway.

Simple but effective landscaping connect the house to its surroundings.

posted 03.25.2010

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