After retiring from a career in professional football, the owner of this existing house and his family decided to make Nashville’s Belle Meade neighborhood their permanent home. And after some initial architectural renovations to the house to fit their style – they called Smallwood Nickle for ideas on what to do with the expansive back yard on their 1.8 acre lot. Our answer was an elegant pool with integrated hot tub, and an impressive “cabana house” structure to serve as the visual and functional terminus to the house. Stone, wood and hand-hewn timbers were selected to reflect the home’s natural surroundings. Living and dining areas open onto the pool through an expansive 30-foot-wide window wall. And we included a chef’s kitchen complete with professional hood and all the grills, fryers and sleek nickel fixtures to make any meal here the ultimate sensory feast for friends and family.