Broom Hollow is a residence in the foothills outside of Charlottesville, completed in ’07.  Conceptually, a three-part structure forms a series of outdoor, seasonal courts – focused on varied long vistas, uphill eastern views and a cloistered courtyard.   The main house footprint is an abstraction of a four square layout with central entry hall.  South facing clerestory glass allows cross ventilation, while balancing daylight with the expansive north/west views.  Systems include geothermal heating/cooling, with radiant floor heat.  The structure is a highly insulated steel/concrete frame, with true stucco, wood windows and zinc roofing.  The home and collaboration with the owners over several projects and many years was featured in the Wall Street Journal article “My Favorite Architect” in 2010. Builder: Abrahamse Photos by Ashley Twiggs