U.Va. Architecture School professor Edward Ford’s house has been the topic of conversation in Charlottesville since he and his family moved in in 2001. Cars often stop in the middle of Farish Street to gaze at the bright green and orange steel on the façade that is part of the home’s structure. Others knock on the door and he invites them in for a tour.
The house is a mechanism for understanding Ford’s expertise — the architectural detail and design. He wrote about the house in his book, “Five Houses, Ten Details,” published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009. The author of four books, Ford also writes extensively about architecture on his website.
Now you can get an inside look into the house and Ford’s motivation for designing a home that reveals at every turn how the building was constructed on House and Garden Television’s “Extreme Homes“ show tonight at 9. In Charlottesville, HGTV airs on Comcast Cable on channel 61, on Dish Network on channel 112 and DirectTV on channel 229.
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