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Van Groll House

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1990, James Tulley. 517 2nd Street NE
  • Van Groll House (Bill Sublette)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

The very modern Van Groll House is International Style, or, more specifically, De Stijl, in its massing. The owner has a significant collection of De Stijl furniture. Tulley, who taught at the university from 1968 to 1994, was perhaps the most accomplished modernist to practice in central Virginia. He designed a number of important houses, most of which are inaccessible; hence this is a chance to view a real masterpiece.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Van Groll House", [Charlottesville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 147-147.

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