Based in New York as they are Meyer Davis Studio It might not be the first place you’d look for a residence with the feel of a southern hunting lodge, but they are still up to date.
The Tennessee Farmhouse in Nashville began as a reinvention of the legendary hunting lodge, the answer to the question “How would we approach this today?” In answering, they showed their usual thorough research, looked at many other modernist residences, and looked for common elements to figure out what makes a successful makeover.
The result? From the outside, it’s a stunning and absolutely contemporary building made of white stone and glass. Inside, the windows offer breathtaking panoramic views and the cozy comfort of the hunting lodge is complemented by Meyer Davis’ understanding of the needs of today’s residences.
The spacious, well-equipped kitchen and light, airy interior look great anytime, but arguably their best after dark, when the entire building comes to life as a welcoming beacon of comfort and civilization, the property. The look is rounded off by tasteful furniture, mostly in white, cream and brown, which complement the overall aesthetic. Each room has its own identity, its own fully realized look.
Before the pen was put on paper, long before construction began, many examples of great Modernist work were carefully studied to inspire and advance the design. This work has certainly paid off; The next time an architect starts research on a similar project, it’s a surefire bet that the Tennessee Farmhouse will be at the top of their own list.