Checking in with the Locals: Natalie Barton

Posted on February 17, 2015 by


Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks.

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Photo by Melissa Batman Photography

Photo credit: Melissa Batman Photography

Natalie Barton

This purveyor of local entrepreneurs and freelancers is one lady to watch. And she has great taste in coffee (flat whites, people, flat whites).

Describe what you do in town.

I am co-founder of Hauscraft and Studio IX. Hauscraft is an architect led design build firm providing environmentally and financially responsible housing. Studio IX is a flexible shared workspace for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers. Both businesses serve a talented community of men and women who live and work with purpose in Cville.

Come see us at Studio IX! We’d love to give you a tour.

Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less.

Joyful. Persistent.

Top Picks

A favorite dish in town.

Dumplings at Marco & Luca take me back to the streets of Shanghai. 好吃!

A favorite drink in town.

Flat White at Grit Cafe. Like a cappuccino, but better.

A favorite local fitness class or fitness event.

Vinyasa Yoga with Gwen at ACAC in Crozet. Gwen is masterful…taking her class reminds me to slow down and enjoy each breath I’m granted.