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The hilltop site features stunning 270-degree views of downtown Nashville and its surrounding environs. An existing residence on the property was demolished and a new structure planned to maximize the view opportunities while serving as a comfortable home for two that could accommodate guests for extended visits. The new residence was envisioned to be sited in a very similar manner to the former structure, with distinct forms broken up to work in concert with the existing contours while taking advantage of the sweeping vistas.

Compositionally, the design is centered around a soaring, rectangular-shaped core oriented towards the views that contains the living, dining and kitchen spaces. This space is anchored by a stone fireplace and its volume highlighted by graceful curved laminated wood beams that vault upwards and outwards, directing the eyes to the horizon. Multi-panel full glass doors opening to a generous terrace enhance the dissolution of interior to exterior.

Radiating out from this primary volume is the master suite wing to the west, the home office / wood shop wing to the east and the stair / utility / garage wing pointing south. Below, a walk-out basement level contains three bed-bath suites for guests as well as a fully appointed exercise room. The primary roof forms are a composition of gentle arcs with wide overhangs that stair-step towards the north, taking advantage of the glare-free light and the aforementioned panorama. On the exterior, a base of natural stone connects the house to the site while smooth stucco, expansive glass and painted siding material wrap the volumes in a crisp, contemporary manner, culminating in the roofs being clad in field-formed standing seam panels.

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