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English Cottage

Tennessee

This English-inspired cottage was built in an established, older neighborhood with narrow and very deep properties. The architecture of the existing neighborhood is comprised of small scaled homes. The homeowners were very conscious of creating a house that would not overwhelm the surrounding houses. The cottage is comprised of the three small-scaled elements: the main living and sleeping quarters for the homeowners and their children; the garages with a private office and exercise suite that serves as a retreat from the rest of the house; and a guest cottage consisting of a great room, small kitchen, two bedrooms and two baths. The elements are connected by an L-shaped breezeway in order to define an outdoor courtyard. Among the notable exterior features are reclaimed brick salvaged from a Virginia manor home and a graduated slate roof created from a blend of four colors of Vermont slate. The overall effect accommodates the required spaces for the family while creating a small scaled design in keeping with the context of the neighborhood. Shapiro & Company was selected to design the overall project as well as the interior architectural details.

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Team Members:

Contractor: Hank Hill Company, LLC

Interior Architect: Shapiro & Company Architects, P.C.

Interior Designer: Ray & Baudoin Interior Design

Landscape Architect: Kaiser Trabue Landscape Architecture, Inc.