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
Location: Nashville Built: 1930 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
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.