Tucked between a residential neighborhood behind the train station and the commercial area of Cherry Avenue, Latitude 38 built this home in 2008 to take advantage of living right in the heart of town, able to quickly access work, parks, grocery stores, restaurants, and schools. The house is very walkable to the UVA Hospital. We also were able to incorporate a three-story climbing wall and a couple of beer taps into the house! The property includes a separate studio cottage at the back of the lot with a full kitchen and laundry.


  • Footer: Poured concrete
  • Foundation (Main House): Cinder block
  • Foundation (Studio): Poured concrete
  • Crawl (Main House): 6mm poly
  • Crawl (Studio): Poured 2” concrete floor
  • Driveway: Poured concrete strips with gravel for 2-3 cars off-street (permit parking on street as well)
  • Framing/Structural
    • Advanced framing techniques
    • 2×6 wood framed walls
    • TJIs and Douglas Fir 4×8 beams
    • OSB exterior sheathing
    • Siding on wood furring strips
  • Siding:
    • JamesHardie fiber cement board smooth finish panel (Sherwin Williams J001 JH50-30 Mountain Sage)
    • Cedar bumpout
    • Studio: Corrugated galvanized roofing
  • Insulation:
    • Exterior walls: R-19 BioBased foam insulation
    • Exterior of sheathing: R-3 Dow Styrofoam 1/2” rigid foam
    • Crawl space (Main House): R-13 Dow Thermax 2” rigid foam on interior taped
  • Windows: Double pane low-e windows (mostly Andersen but a mix of Pella, Marvin, Lincoln, Certainteed, Integrity as well)
  • Exterior Doors:
  • Exterior Door Hardware:
  • Roof: EPDM rubber
  • Gutters: Seamless aluminum
  • Rear decks: Envirosafe framing and PT deckboards
  • House numbers: Neutra typeface from Design Within Reach
  • Mailbox: Chiasso


  • Kitchen Cabinets: IKEA Akurum frames with Abstrakt high gloss white doors
  • Kitchen Hardware: IKEA Blankett handles
  • Countertops: IKEA Lagan beech
  • Stairs: Stain-grade pine box with polyurethane finish
  • Stair Rails: Douglas Fir
  • Interior Doors: Birch solid-core flat panel
  • Interior Door Hardware: Kwikset Satin Nickel knob
  • Interior Finish Trim
    • Baseboard casing profile: 3”
    • Window trim profile: Knife edge
    • Door trim profile: Knife edge
    • Closets: White melamine board with fir closet rod on white metal brackets
  • Exterior Finish Trim:


  • Walls/Ceiling:
    • Finished gypsum board throughout
    • Wood: Pine with polyurethane finish
    • Douglas fir beams  between 1st/2nd floors
  • Master shower: Buckingham slate tile
  • Interior paint: Sherwin Williams
    • Walls and ceiling: flat white
    • Bathrooms: white semi-gloss
    • Trim: white semi-gloss
    • Blue (light): SW6512 Balmy
    • Blue (master bath): SW
    • Brown (guest): Custom mix
    • 3rd floor floor: Garage paint grey
    • Studio: SW 7006 extra white harmony flat
    • Studio Kitchen: SW green
    • Exterior Siding and Trim paint: James Hardie factory-painted Mountain Sage
  • Floor finishes:
    • Master/Guest bathrooms/Entries: Buckingham slate tile
    • 1st floor: ¾” x 2-1/4” #1 Common grade maple finished with water-based polyurethane
    • 2nd/3rd floors: Birch plywood panels
  • Bathroom hardware: IKEA


  • Toilets: Proflo and Toto dual flush
  • Master Sinks: IKEA
  • Guest Sink: IKEA
  • Half Bath Sink: Duravit 070950 Happy D.2 19-5/8″ Wall Mounted Bathroom Sink with One Hole Drilled with Overflow
  • Bathroom Sink Faucets: IKEA and Pfister Selia Polished Chrome 1-Handle 4-in Centerset WaterSense Bathroom Faucet (half bath)
  • Guest Tub/Shower: Aker Maxx
  • Shower/Tub Faucets/Valves:
  • Kitchen Sink: 36” Stainless Steel Double-bowl Farmhouse Sink
  • Kitchen Faucet: Delta Trask 1h SS pulldown


  • Recessed cans or sconces throughout Interior/Exterior accent lighting: IKEA and jelly jar sconces
  • Living room: Tiella low voltage cable rail
  • Exterior: Floods off of back shed and on cottage
  • Electricity to backyard lighting: None
  • Electricity to shed: Yes


  • Main House:
    • HVAC System: Amana 14.0 SEER (Cooling) / 8.25 HSPF (Heating) electric heat pump. Two systems: 1st floor and 2nd/3rd floor. Fresh air intake into supply plenum. Installed by RE Boggs.
    • DSL connection run to the house and Cat5 cable throughout; Cat5 cable run from main house to cottage. Cottage currently has own separate internet service.
  • Studio:

Exterior Improvements

  • Exterior shed: Yes
  • Fence: Yes
  • Landscaping: Established shrubs and trees with vegetable garden or yard area and fruit trees
  • Studio: Double height living area, kitchen, full bath with laundry, open loft bedroom with full stairs (currently rented through 5/31/16)


  • Electric: Dominion
  • Water/Sewer: City of Charlottesville
  • Gas: City of Charlottesville (for main house kitchen range only)



Sq. Feet:
2,176 + 704SF Accessory Studio Apartment
3 + Office
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