For our October Newsletter – INSPIRATIONS, Cochran’s Lumber was delighted to sit down with Coe Eldredge, president of University Group, LLC. We are proud to feature University Group’s stunning Waterford remodel and their use of our rustic flooring and beams. In addition, we also highlight our flooring at the recently completed Creighton Farm’s Fitness Center and our reclaimed beams and barn board featured in Somerville Homes’s newly completed custom home in Vienna, Virginia.
University Group, LLC.
Please give us an overview of University Group, LLC.
University Group has been building custom homes in Western Loudoun, Northern Fauquier and Clarke County since the early 1990’s. Working with local architects and also with “in house” design capabilities, University Group has built in a wide array of architectural styles, shapes and sizes in order to meet our client’s wishes and budgets.
What distinguishes University Group from other custom home builders in the Western Loudoun area?
Having grown up in the area, Coe Eldredge has an appreciation for local architecture and an excellent sense of what fits a specific property and the area at large. Using a combination of locally sourced and time honored materials, University Group is able to achieve having a new house look appropriate with the surroundings. “A compliment that really pleases us is when people mistake a recently built home for something they think has been there 100 years”. Using stone, wood, traditional stucco, metal roofing, salvaged timbers; combined with modern systems cleverly blended into the interior gives our clients the best of both worlds.
Many of Cochran’s products were selected for a recently completed custom home in Waterford, Virginia. Please tell us more about what products were used and why they were chosen.
This large scale renovation, and the adding on of significant new space, to what was once a contemporary house was a challenge for all involved. The owners wanted a more natural, rustic feel to their home versus what was a stark angular home that they started with. The introduction of antique oak distressed flooring, rough sawn oak timbers both inside and at the entry helped to soften the feel of the home and too also let the original areas flow and tie into the new areas.
Why have you selected Cochran’s for past projects? What distinguishes our flooring and millwork from other providers?
Cochran’s specializes in many of the products that we look for in order to accomplish our overall design goals of building a “new” old house. We particularly like that they will salvage materials from older structures (barns, cabins, fences) so that these may be used again and have a new life and purpose.
Creighton Farms Fitness Center
Our Live Sawn White Oak flooring and Antique Oak countertops are beautifully featured in the newly opened Creighton Farms fitness center. The use of both old and new materials compliments the distinguished feel of the luxury, award-winning golf course and custom home community.
Our friends at Somerville Homes are known for their personal service and attention to detail with every home they build. That’s why they turn to Cochran’s Lumber when they want to add rustic charm into their custom homes. For this newly completed Vienna home, our reclaimed beams, rough sawn mantel, and custom made barn door were incorporated to give the home warmth and character.
Cochran’s Lumber and Millwork 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.