Hideaway at Arrington, Silver Award, Single-Family Production, over 3,100 sf
Site: College Grove, Tenn.
Entrant/Builder/Architect: Heritage Homes
Photographer: Showcase Photographers
Size: 5,303 sf
Hard Cost, Excluding Land: $150/sf
Completion: September 2016
This design, drawing from both Tuscany and the nearby Tennessee wine country, takes advantage of golf course views and distant vineyards from nearly every room. The large covered porch with wood burning fireplace is accessed by three sets of French glass doors with transoms from the vaulted great room, where triple dormers and rustic beams bring in light while bringing down the volume of the space to a more human scale. The home was designed for large or multigenerational families, and it includes a main-floor master and flex space easily converted to a guest room. From the exterior brick corbels to the exposed wood beams in the kitchen, careful attention to detail abounds.
Heritage Homes’ Michael Katsaitis points to the arrival room as the life center of the home. “It’s not just a laundry room or pet station. It’s where you drop off your bills, shoes, and backpacks,” he says. “Then you know you’re home.”
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