Set on a 200-acre horse and cattle farm within the bucolic rolling hills of central Tennessee, this new 5,800 square foot stone and clapboard house with its deep porches and refined detailing is inspired by the rustic early Federal period farmhouses of the region. The main residence, designed for a lively young family that has generational ties to the land, along with its adjacent carriage house, have once again reunited us with longtime collaborators Rita Konig for interior decoration and Page-Duke for the landscape design.
For the main house, we have adapted what, at first glance, is a traditional center hall floor plan to create a series of open living spaces that suit the bustling—and informal—lifestyle of an active modern family. An expansive kitchen, located uncharacteristically adjacent to the formal entry door is also open to the main living spaces of the house in a reflection of the way families live today. Multiple screened and open porches overlook gardens as well as an idyllic landscape of horse paddocks and ponds to the south of the house. All has been designed for easy living and convivial, impromptu entertaining.