The guest house, located on the left side of the garage, includes everything needed for a pleasant stay--a kitchenette, sitting area, bedroom, and enclosed bath.
Laurey W. Glenn
Attractive and Efficient
Tranquil and inviting, the guest house benefits from a well-planned design. "For instance, Marguerita and I didn't want HVAC ductwork intruding on the lofty ceiling, so we installed a heating-and-air-conditioning unit just above the upper cabinets of the kitchenette," George explains. This particular model requires only a 10- x 20-inch opening, and it operates by remote control.
The space is also equipped with an on-demand gas hot water heater. Roughly the size of a phone book, on-demand units use energy only when the hot water faucet is turned on.
Comforts such as ample hot water aren't just coveted by guests. "Here's our secret," confides Marguerita: "We occasionally use the cottage ourselves. It's like being on a trip without leaving home!"
Architecture by Nancy Hayden Architect, Nashville, Tennessee, (615) 353-9952; builder was Jim Lowe, CMS Services, Culleoka, Tennessee; wall heating and air-conditioning unit by Sanyo; tankless water heater by Bosch AquaStar.
This article is from the June 2005 issue of Southern Living.