Landscaping by the Village Garden Center

Photo May 17Jeff Flint and the crew at the Village Garden Center have been working around the clock to get the Southern Living Showcase Home ready for Open House. For more than 40 years, this family-owned business has built a solid reputation as a full-service garden center and landscape company.

Flint says, “The Village Garden Center offers services for all types of landscape needs, from recreational gardeners shopping in our retail center to large commercial clients using our expert landscape architecture services.” They are located in Fishersville and are in the process of building a new retail center which will expand their offerings and make it possible to assist even more customers.

The landscape department offers a complete service including designs, grading, plant material and hardscape installation (patios, walkways, retaining walls etc), night lighting, water features and professional hydro seeding. Their gardens can be found in publications including Southern Living Magazine, Southern Accents, and The English Gardener.

For more information, visit or call 540-885-7342.


The Roof on the Southern Living Showcase Home

L&K LOGOL&K Construction Services installed the roof on The Southern Living Showcase Home. They are a fully licensed and insured residential and commercial roofing and carpentry firm serving Charlottesville and the surrounding area for the past nine years. Owned by Miquel Cruz and Denis Torres, L&K also services the Northern Virginia area.

“At L&K Construction, our customers are our most valuable assets,” says Miguel Cruz. “We strive for excellence and truly appreciate the referral business our customers send to us.” They are pleased to have repeat customers who have called them to roof second homes or to replace damage from storms.

“We want to be your lifetime roofing company,” says Denis Torres. “Our philosophy is ‘Whatever the job, we go!’ We are happy to assist in any roof, siding, paint, or carpentry matter,” Torres adds.

For an estimate, roof inspection or more information, call 434-566-4320, or 703-932-5522 (cell) or email You can find them on Facebook as Lnk Cnstrctnsrvcs.



Come take advantage of our last weekend open! We’ll be having a Designer Sale along with our last Open House Livingroomweekend. Most of the furnishings AND accessories in the house will be marked down 10-60%. Don’t miss your last chance to take some designer panache home with you!

Open House hours:
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Sunday 10-2

Designer Sale Hours:
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 10-2
Monday 12-4
*We will be asking for the standard $12 ticket price on Saturday and Sunday since the sale will be going on during Open House hours. If you’ve already paid for a ticket on a previous weekend, bring it with you and browse around, free of charge. We will be open on Monday solely for the sale, at no charge*

Robertson Electric: Heating and Cooling the Southern Living Showcase Home

Robertson Electric started in 1968 as a one-man company. Two years later, Bill Robertson added heating and air conditioning and in 1985, plumbing was part of the service. Since 1994, Bruce Locker has been the President of the company, having worked alongside Bill since 1977.

Now, with nearly 50 local employees, Robertson continues to expand its customer base while servicing many of the customers they started with 42 years ago. “We pride ourselves on being able to provide service within a two-hour time frame,” Bruce said. “We know that our clients’ time is valuable and we honor that time by keeping our appointments timely.”

Robertson Electric provided the heating and air conditioning work on the Showcase Home. They would be glad to give you an estimate on any services you need. They guarantee satisfaction and, in addition to their installation services, they service any brand of furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, water heater, air cleaner, humidifier, and thermostat.

For more information, visit or call 434-973-4348.

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Marshall’s Cleaning Service — Keeping the Southern Living Showcase Home Spic ‘n Span

Marshall’s Cleaning Service is a premier, professional, and reliable cleaning company having served Charlottesville and the surrounding Kitchenareas for over 15 years. They are licensed and insured, specializing in commercial, residential, and industrial cleaning. As the owner of the company, G.W. Marshall is available 24 hours a day, and guarantees customized and reliable service with free consultations.

Marshall’s Cleaning Service specializes in carpet, window, blind, floor, ceiling, drapery, tile, floor waxing, and wall cleaning.  They have extensive experience in restaurant cleaning, church cleaning, and maintaining multi-million dollar residential homes.  They customize their services for move-in and move-out cleaning, new construction clean up, window specific cleaning, commercial and industrial company cleaning requests, and foreclosure properties.

In addition, Marshall’s Cleaning Service is proud to be an eco-friendly company using environment friendly products.

For more information, contact G.W. Marshall at 434-981-6149 or

Saturday, May 25 at the Southern Living Showcase Home

Today at the house we’ll have Hanu Food Truck and Mountfair Vineyard as well as musical entertainment from the Noon Shiners, featuring Joe Simpson, Ben Hernandez, and Zack Blatter from noon to 3:30PM.

If you haven’t been out to see the Showcase Home, you owe it to yourself to make a visit.

The Southern Living Showcase home is easy to find — just take 64W from Charlottesville, take exit 114 and go left on Dick Woods Road. The Ragged Mountain Farm Subdivision gates look like this, and you’ll see them on the left.

Ragged Mountain Farm

Take a left into the subdivision, then the next left and you will see the house immediately on your left. There’s designated parking on the right. Admission is $12, with proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand and Operation Finally Home. Tickets will be sold at the door and we’ll take cash, check or credit card.

We hope to see you at the house this afternoon!

Photo May 17

The Carpet House — Outfitting the Floors of the Southern Living Showcase Home

The Carpet House began when Douglas Simms Sr. and wife Lois opened a storefront carpet business in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1973.  Photo May 17Since then, The Carpet House has expanded to include the Carpet House in Culpeper, Virginia as well as Simms Furniture which is adjacent in Fredericksburg.

The Carpet House offers the largest selection of carpeting, tile, laminate, hardwood, area rugs and more; and, because they do offer such a large selection, they pride themselves on having the most competitive pricing in the area.  “We have a knowledgeable and courteous sales team and installers who are professionals, skilled at their craft,” says Lois Simms, co-owner.

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Simms Furniture offers an interior design team that is available to assist in coordinating our wide range of flooring with Simms quality fine furniture, area rugs and accessories.

As a family-owned business, the Simms family offers personal service not found with many larger chain businesses. “Our success has been built on customer satisfaction and repeat business,” says Lois. For more information, call 1-540-898-0003.

Interiors By Moyanne in the Southern Living Showcase Home

The Southern Living Showcase Home features beautiful work by Interiors by Moyanne in the kitchen, great room, laundry, Moyannerecreation/game room, and in the lower level bath and bedroom.

Moyanne Harding, I.D.S. founded Interiors by Moyanne in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1991. Moyanne is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a degree in Studio Art and Design. She and her team design and consult from concept to completion for personal residences, show houses, corporate offices, boutique hotels, and retail storefronts.

“Your home or office interior design is more than just furniture, walls, and window treatments—it’s an outward expression of your personality,” she says. Her philosophy is that spaces should reflect the way you wish others to feel when they enter your space. “That’s why interior design is so important and it’s our passion to help you live more than just comfortably, but beautifully.”

For more information, visit or call Moyanne at 434-384-6127.


Gorgeous Interiors from Gibson Design Group

image001Gibson Design brings over 30 years of experience to the Southern Living Showcase Home with their work on interior design in the master suite, porch, and upper level baths and bedrooms.

Andrea Gibson formed Gibson Design Group in 2000 in Seattle, WA and moved the firm’s headquarters to Charlottesville, Virginia in 2003. She was previously the principal designer and owner of Architectural Interiors, Inc., a Washington, DC and Seattle, Washington based firm, from 1972 to 1999. During her 30+ years as a principal designer, Andrea has designed residential and commercial spaces across the United States, in Canada, and in the Middle East.DSC_0034

“Working on this showcase house was such a pleasure.  The house is beautifully designed and built and the people we worked with were just great.  It is easy to create a good interior design when you have lovely rooms to start with,” said Andrea.

Specializing in new construction, renovations, and remodeling, Gibson Design Group is a luxury interior design firm that brings a classic and clean-lined approach to create a space for your personality and style.

With an extensive portfolio in residential, commercial, and new construction, Gibson offers expertise that is personalized for your specific needs.

For more information, visit them at or call Andrea at 434-296-7161.