Just about everyone knows that Thomas Jefferson built Monticello.
Well, everyone that lives in Virgina that is.
For everyone else, just look at the back of a nickle… that’s Monticello.
But what about the guys that actually built it? You know, the guys with the saws and the hammers? (The tour guides there never seem to mention the carpenters). Did they go on to build something after Monticello?
The answer to that question… Yes, yes they did.
Their next project was this private home in Western Albemarle.
I spent more than a year of my life restoring this massive home. It was quite an experience… but I must confess that by the time it ended I was aching to build a small cabin on some mountaintop.
Originally posted 2015-04-29 13:17:06.