INSPIRATIONS – Cochran’s Lumber May Newsletter



For our May Newsletter – INSPIRATIONS, Cochran’s Lumber was delighted to sit down with our of our more recent customers, Windmill Hill Design Build. A custom home builder located in Alexandria, Va, Windmill Hill prides itself on creating one-of-a-kind spaces with the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship. We are delighted that our reclaimed barn siding and custom made countertops have been featured in many of their stunning custom homes and renovations.

In addition, we also highlight the many looks and finishes of our custom made barn doors, perfect for adding both function and flair to a variety of architectural styles.

Client Spotlight

Please give us an overview of Windmill Hill Design Build, Inc.

Windmill Hill is a design-build firm focused on creating strong partnerships with clients to build beautiful custom homes or renovate existing properties with the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship.

Founded in 2013 by husband and wife team, Mike and Leigh Dameron, Windmill Hill offers both new construction and major renovation services within the City of Alexandria, Arlington and the City of Falls Church. We work closely with our clients to design a home perfectly suited to their needs and design aesthetic. With a long-history living and working in Alexandria we ensure the houses we build suit the neighborhood in both style and scale.Windmill Hill Reclaimed Barn Siding Ceiling - Cochran's Lumber

What distinguishes Windmill Hill from other custom home builders in the Northern Virginia/D.C. area?

As a boutique design-build firm the owners are involved in the process from the beginning, often beginning with the acquisition of the land or the property. We forge true partnerships with our clients which helps us understand their functional needs and their design aesthetic resulting in a beautiful custom home.

The design doesn’t stop once the plans are complete. We do frequent on-site walk-throughs during the construction with our clients and our architect to determine interior details such as unique places for built-ins and areas to add interesting elements to enhance the character such walls covered in barn siding or adding faux beams wrapped in the same barn siding. It gives the clients an opportunity to continue to evolve the process and create a unique and inspiring home.Windmill Hill 3 - Cochran's Lumber - Reclaimed Barn Wood and Wide Plank Wood Flooring

Windmill Hill recently supported the Gary Sinise Foundation, which builds specially adapted smart homes for America’s severely wounded veterans. Please tell us about the project, the home in which you are building, and how our reclaimed barn siding will be used in the home.

We are honored to be supporting a Foundation that does so much for our Nation’s heroes including building smart homes through their R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. Windmill Hill donated all of its design-build expertise to manage the construction of a one-story home for a local Veteran. As with all our projects, we partnered directly with the Veteran to ensure the home not only works for him but is beautiful and fits his vision for his dream home. When building new construction one of our goals is to add character. In this home, we built a stunning vaulted great room with barn siding wrapped beams running throughout the space. This gives the room a rustic and warm feel. We lined the powder room wall in barn siding to add greater interest to a small space. All of this material was generously donated by Cochran’s and adds great interest.

Why have you selected Cochran’s for past projects? What distinguishes our millwork from other providers?

Windmill Hill has used Cochran’s products in all of our homes over the past four years. The quality is superior and the products beautiful. The barn siding always have the perfect amount of character. The walnut island tops we’ve installed are always meticulously crafted.Windmill Hill 2 - Cochran's Lumber Kitchen Reclaimed Flooring


Rustic Barn Doors

From our rustic barn siding to our more traditional Douglas Fir, our master craftsmen at Cochran’s can create a barn door to fit any style or budget. Featured below are some of our favorite designs and finishes!

Somerville Barn Door Reclaimed Barn Siding

Board and Batten style barn door

using our reclaimed barn siding in grey. Credit: Somerville Homes

JHall Homes 3 Barn Door

Z-Bar style barn door

using our reclaimed barn siding in brown. Credit: J. Hall Homes

BCN Design Reclaimed barn Siding custom doors

X-Style barn door

using our reclaimed barn siding with a custom “Weathered Grey” finish.  Credit: BCN Design Build

BCN Design Custom Barn Door Design

Z-Bar style barn door

using our Douglas Fir.  Credit: BCN Design Build

Cochran’s Lumber is proud to be the leading provider of spectacular floors for homes, offices, and retail spaces across America! Our newly redesigned showroom was thoughtfully designed to make the selection of flooring and finishes exciting and simple. We feature a variety of new and reclaimed flooring products and many new and unique finishes.

We are proud to offer an inviting space where customers can come and get a clear visual of the many types of hardwood flooring options that we offer, and feel comfortable at the same time.

Visit our showroom today in historic Berryville, VA (only 50 miles west of Washington D.C) or give us a call at 1(877) 297-8331.