The Residence, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, Va.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Gibson/Magerfield Corp., Charlottesville, Va.
Gibson/Magerfield removed the existing roof system and then replaced damaged sheathing and mouldings, as well as re-framed damaged built-in gutter areas. The team fabricated and installed 20-ounce Freedom Gray built-in gutter, as well as 16-ounce Freedom Gray standing-seam roof panels. The panels were fabricated from a 20-inch coil. Freedom Gray was selected because it closely matched the color of the existing painted tin (terne) roof but does not need to be painted.
The flat roofs were covered with 90-mil EPDM.
This small plantation house was designed by Thomas Jefferson and built in 1793 for James Madison’s brother William Madison. William was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for seven consecutive terms. In 1870, the property was purchased by Robert String fellow Walker who founded Woodberry Forest School in 1889. The house was renamed The Residence and became the headmaster’s house.
PHOTO: N. B. Handy