An Episcopal Seminary Brings LEED into the 19th Century

The semi-detached homes at the Virginia Theological Seminary measure 2,700 square feet and share a common wall to reduce their footprint on the site.

The architects designed the homes in a 19th Century style to fit in with the historic campus. The north elevation is shown here.

Even though the homes are new from the ground up, the architects retained more mature trees and landscaping than a conventionally sited home.

The two homes seen from the rear.

A front porch greets visitors as they approach one of the homes.

Each home features a screened-porch in the rear.

The traditional detailing continues inside with white-painted built-ins and crown moldings.

In the open-plan layouts, the living rooms blend into the dining rooms.

The interiors are outfitted with compact fluorescent and LED lights to conserve energy.

Baths are airy and bright but modestly detailed.

Large windows make the interiors feel expansive.

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