708 Montrose Avenue – Sold

This site is a very accessible flat lot and the homeowners asked us to design a house that could be enjoyed completely on the first floor, but with great light and a loft office for daily use. We designed a south facing double height living room that brings in the light and makes a smaller space feel large and inviting. With reclaimed interior  wood cladding from Mountain Lumber, the house is modern and yet still warm.

  • Energy Star and EPA Indoor airPLUS certified (planned)
  • City of Charlottesville Energy Efficient Buildings one- year 50% property tax abatement (planned)
  • Projected annual utility costs for a family of 4: $1,068
  • Projected HERS Index: 40 (or 60% more efficient than a typical new home built 5 years ago.
  • Projected final blower door test: 1.0 ACH50, one whole house air change/hour at a pressure of 50 pascals
  • Projected annual energy use: 8,903kWh
  • Windows: Pella 350 Series triple pane with Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon, vinyl white interior and bronze exterior
  • Exterior Doors:
  • Framing: 2×6
  • Air Sealing/Insulation: 
    • Wet blown cellulose in wall cavities (R19) and loose blown in ceiling (R60)
    • ZIP System exterior sheathing and tape
    • SIGA Rissan 60 tape on interior penetrations and all 2nd floor ceiling OSB joints
  • Conditioned Crawl Space:

Exterior Lighting

Interior Trim:

  • Room Height: 9’ on 1st and 2nd floors, except hallways
  • Wood Floor Downstairs: white oak
  • Wood Floor Upstairs: white oak
  • Trim: CMPC Selex Trimboard 2” window and door, 4” baseboard square sticking. FSC and Rainforest Alliance Certified or minimal trim TBD
  • Wall Finish: Drywall with ash accent walls
  • Doors: Solid core flat panel painted semi-gloss white
  • Door Hardware:
  • Stairs: Red oak box stairs from Better Living Millworks
  • Railing: Oak with black brackets


Kitchen Finishes

  • Counters: TBD Marble or LG Viaterra Minuet
  • Backsplash: TBD or Nemo Industry Gesso 3×12 tile with 00 White Mapai grout
  • Cabinets: TBD Mid Continent Concord door painted maple in white
  • Cabinet hardware: TBD
  • Sink: TBD Stainless Steel 32″ Undermount Single Bowl 16 Gauge Stainless Steel
  • Faucet: Concetto Pull-Down High-Arc Kitchen Faucet with Single Function Locking Sprayer Color/Finish: SuperSteel
  • Lighting: Over cabinet uplighting, under cabinet LED strip


Bathroom Finishes


Interior Lighting:

  • 5” Recessed cans throughout kitchen and dining area
  • Wall Sconces throughout: Kovacs P470-061725″ Height ADA Compliant in Bronze
  • Dining Room Pendant: Design Within Reach
  • Island Pendants: 
  • Closets (hidden uplighting): Metalux Snf Series Fluorescent Strip Light (Common: 4-ft; Actual: 48-in) Lowes Item #: 163719 | Model #: SNF232RC



    • Refrigerator: Bosch 800 Series 25.5-cu ft French Door Refrigerator with Ice Maker (Stainless Steel) Item # 718498 Model # B26FT80SNS
    • Range: Bosch 800 Series 4.6-cu ft Slide-in Induction Range (Stainless Steel) (Common: 30-in; Actual 31.5-in) Item # 727870 Model # HII8055U
    • Hood:Broan Convertible Wall-Mounted Range Hood (Stainless Steel) (Common: 30-in; Actual 29.87-in)
      Item # 308387 Model # E6430SS
    • Microwave: Bosch 500 Series 2.1-cu ft Built-in Microwave Sensor Cooking Controls (Stainless Steel) Item # 593690 Model # HMB5051
    • Dishwasher:Bosch 800 Series 42-Decibel Built-in Dishwasher (Stainless Steel) (Common: 24-in; Actual: 23.5625-in) ENERGY STAR Item # 836312 Model # SHPM78W55N
    • Garbage Disposal: InSinkErator COMPACT Evolution 3/4 HP Continuous Garbage Disposal with Soundseal Technology
    • Washer: LG 4.5-cu ft High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer (White) ENERGY STAR Item # 745138 Model # WT1501CW
    • Dryer: LG 7.3-cu ft Electric Dryer (White) ENERGY STAR
      Item # 745139 Model # DLE1501W



  • Cable/Internet: Comcast, Ting, and Century Link phone wired from outside to Living Room entertainment center, ground floor office, master bedroom
  • Ethernet Connections: Living room
  • Surround Sound Systems: None installed



Sq. Feet:
Bedrooms: 3
Bath: 2.5
Finish Date: 2017
Price: Custom