Hillsboro Road Residence

Nashville, TN


This residence in the Forest Hills area of Nashville Tennessee was inspired by Tuscan and other Mediterranean precedents filtered through the client's love of coastal houses- but then transformed to be appropriate to its site and context. The site is in an area of rolling hills, but relatively flat for the area, so the architecture takes clues from the horizontality of the property. The drive leads through a stand of pine trees that shield the house from the busy thoroughfare, and gracefully swings in front of a deeply recessed front entry arch. The front entry immediately connects to a covered terrace, the back lawn and the views beyond- and sperated the private areas of the house, to the left, from the more public areas, to the right. Arcades divide spaces in order to keep them open and contemporary, yet defined as separate rooms and functions.