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
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.
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.
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.
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.