Lavishly illustrated with over two hundred color photographs, The Virginia House presents a full survey of Tidewater Virginia homes constructed between 1640 and 1830. The buildings range in size from tiny cottages to the great plantation house set in its formal composition of flanking outbuildings and gardens. The emphasis is on the small dwellings, which are affordable yet full of history; and much more suitable for the requirements of twentieth century life. Intricate pictures, floor plans, and details will enable the reader to buy or build his own Virginia dream house, or renovate his current home to project a genteel Virginian image. Personal interviews with the owners of these fascinating homes highlight this engaging, informative volume, which will assuredly expand the popular conception of Virginia homes.