Harpeth ValleyAt A Glance
A working farm on hundreds of acres of open land just outside of Nashville was originally the site of a century-old farmhouse that burned in the 1970’s. The approach from the road is stunning, traveling over half a mile of rolling pastures and crossing a stream in front of the homesite. The views include expansive horse and cow pastures, and a family cemetery dating back to the Civil war. With only a few archival photos to work from, the present owner wanted to reconstruct the house as faithfully and accurately as possible. And after research and the discovery of additional historical documents to compare our work to, we began designing a new replica of the structure, as it existed in the early 1900’s. The house is constructed completely of clear redwood siding, and the stone chimneys, flatwork and walls were all dressed and laid on-site. Particular care was taken to preserve two existing trees that once shaded the original residence. And while the interior presently serves as an office, our intent was to allow it to make the transition back to a functional farmhouse over time.