Thursday, November 2, 2017

New Mediterranean Inspired Home in Forest Hills Tennessee

I say Mediterranean....but is it? I think this home we designed in 2015/2016 in the Forest Hills area of Nashville Tennessee somewhat defies description when it comes to a particular style...and much of what we do is difficult to label. There are cues from Tuscan homes, residences in Provence, Italianate Villas and even Arts and Crafts sources- but they come together to create a comfortable, unified contemporary home that exhibits coziness and livability. Comfort and familiarity starts at the recessed, arched front entry porch and continues to the foyer that splits the private and "public" parts of the house- a master bedroom suite, a private study, and the stair to the upper level bedrooms is to the left, and formal and informal dining areas, family room, wine room, kitchen and utility functions are to the right through a series of arches. A breezeway separates the main house from the garage area and serves as an access from the driveway and car court to the back courtyard and terraces. The guest rooms upstairs have lovely views to the row of pines that sit in front of the house, and share a roof top terrace that overlooks the back yard and embraces views to the distant hills beyond.

The home was built by our friends at Castle Homes, and Joy Huber of Castle Homes designed the lovely interiors. Photographs, with a couple of exceptions, were taken by Brennan Smith.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Forest Hills Tennessee Contemporary Almost Finished!

Here are a few updated photos of the Forest Hills Contemporary...... almost there! Just a few final details. Construction and Interior Design by Castle Homes, Landscape architecture by Page Duke.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Forest Hills "Contemporary" Under Construction

If you've followed our work at all, you probably know that there is not a "signature style" to our work- and that we do our best to tailor our designs to the individual clients that we've been fortunate to count as not only clients, but friends as, here's a design for a client that didn't want the typical "Nashville" house. We will update the project as we get closer to completion, but in the mean time, here are a few construction photos. Our friends at Castle Homes are doing the construction and interiors.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Franklin Tennessee Renovation and Addition

Here are a few construction photos of a renovation in Historic Franklin, Tennessee- there have been a few bumps in the road, but the home is finally dried in and will begin drywall work soon. The nearly unusable, "compartmentalized" previous floor plan has been transformed into an updated, more open, contemporary plan. Still a ways to go!