As a wine lover I always like when I can combine business with pleasure. I recently had the opportunity to photograph the 1804 Inn at Barboursville Winery near Charlottesville, VA for The Washington Post.
As a Northern Virginia Photographer / Washington, DC Photographer I keep plenty busy with work around the beltway, so it was nice to take a drive in the country and photograph this beautiful Inn.
The 1804 Inn is the owner's, Gianni and Silvana Zonin, residence, made from two two-story brick buildings, since connected.
Each building had two large rooms per floor, but getting upstairs required outside staircases. Winery manager Luca Paschina doesn't know when -- the two buildings were connected by a shallow "hyphen" containing not much more than a foyer and a staircase taken from another old house. Architect Henry J. "Hank" Browne, who also carved out modern bathrooms for the house, flanked the upstairs foyer with two proper sitting rooms, each of which leads to its own bedroom.
It was a pleasure to photograph. My daughter attends nearby University of Virginia (UVA), I am hoping the next time my wife and I visit overnight we can stay at the beautiful Inn and winery.
You can read the entire article in The Washington Post by clicking HERE.
Blog post written by Northern Virginia Photographer / Washington, DC Photographer - Len Spoden