How a plain-jane colonial became a picturesque farmhouse.
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RX_1508 Best Exterior Makeover
New outbuildings, exactingly restored woodwork, and a commitment to maintaining the integrity of the original house add up to this picture-perfect makeover in Nashville.
HOUSE AT A GLANCE
Size: 5,746 square feet
Architect: Catherine Tracy Sloan
Landscape architect: PAGE | DUKE Landscape Architects
Builder: Robert M. Riley Company
Roof: Above All Roofing
Windows: Original, as well as reproductions from Vintage Millworks
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Open and Close
Custom barn doors from Vintage Millworks provide a rustic backdrop for the stone terrace on the rear of the house. Opening the doors transforms the garage from a utilitarian space into a perfect staging area for outdoor entertaining.
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This original bay window is now topped in copper, which is a fitting complement to other copper accents found on the home's exterior. Soft, hand-split cedar shakes replaced the asphalt shingles, adding warmth and texture.
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A petite woodworking shed is a new addition to the property and underscores the farmhouse effect. Meticulous details, such as copper drainpipes and the painstakingly crafted wood siding, add to its appeal.
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The expansive painted wood gate recalls the scale of those that lead to rural pastures. The X motif and rustic hardware offer more farmhouse authenticity.