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The Recycled House is a unique structure in Charlottesville's lovely North Downtown neighborhood. It is constructed primarily from materials that have come from somewhere else and are getting a second life. It took over six years to collect the materials and use them in a thoughtful way. The house was designed as a guest house and a lot of effort has been put into building a place that's welcoming, interesting and fun! The materials give the place a lot of soul, the light from the 33 windows is fantastic and the location could not be better!
Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall is just 4 short blocks away giving you access to over 60 restaurants within walking distance as well as movie theaters, concert venues, grocery stores and some great shopping. The University of Virginia is less than 2 miles away and accessible by the free trolley service. Monticello is less than 5 miles away--about 10 minutes by car.
There's a king-sized bed in the master bedroom. The upstairs loft has a sleeper sofa that sleeps two, and there's a queen-sized sofa sleeper downstairs in the living room. All the linens and towels are provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances. There's a side porch, an upstairs deck outside with a treehouse feel, and another deck (made out of aluminum bleachers!) off the kitchen in the back yard. There's a grill in the backyard you're welcome to use.
A washer/dryer is available off the master bath.
Free wi-fi access is available.
The house is suitable for families with children. The staircase is a little steep, so you'll have to watch the little ones.
If you're searching for a really unique space in a great location, I welcome you to The Recycled House!
The master bedroom has a king bed.
There's a queen sofa sleeper with a Beauty rest mattress downstairs.
There's a full size sofa sleeper in the loft.
A full size air mattress is also available....moreless
There's a Tulikivi woodstove. A fire will either be burning when you arrive in the cooler months, or a fire will be laid for you if you want one!...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
The kitchen is equipped with pots, pans and utensils--everything you need to make a nice meal. Coffee, tea, and sparkling water are provided. There's a grocery store and a wine store 3 blocks away....moreless
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Charlottesville's Historic Downtown mall is just four blocks away.
About the owner: I'm a web designer/developer and own my firm, drw Design. The Recycled House started out as a small idea and then took on a life of its own.
I've lived in Charlottesville since 1995 and love showing off this town! It's really hard to have a bad meal here. And it's really historic and pretty. There's always something interesting going on!
Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville: It took over 6 years to collect materials from a TON of places to use in/on the house. It's been really satisfying to save amazing materials from the landfill, dumpster, etc. and use them in a thoughtful and creative way. I'll give you the tour when you come show you where everything came from. Most folks get a real kick out of it.
The Recycled House is quite special and if you want to be downtown, the location is fantastic.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The Recycled House was designed from the beginning as a guest house. It's very welcoming. People tell me it's really romantic. I have hosted a lot of families, girlfriend getaways, bridal parties, folks coming for reunions and sporting events at UVA and all the festivals that go on here in Charlottesville.
Just about everyone says the photos don't do justice to the place. You just have to come and stay and see it for yourself!