Home Tour: Gorgeous Country French Inspired Nashville Home
This 5,000 sq ft Nashville home has it all: gorgeous views, country french inspired architecture, exposed beams, and reclaimed pine flooring. The home was built by local Nashville home builder Castle Custom Homes and all woodworking was provided by Albany Woodworks.
A. Hays Town Country French Inspiration
Built in the style of famed architect A. Hays Town, the owners wanted to embody all the quintessential Hays features. Hays was known for developing the country french style, inspired by the Creole cottages of Southern Louisiana. One signature feature of an A. Hays Town home is heavy use of reclaimed, naturally colored woodworking along with high ceilings. The living room embodies both with exposed reclaimed pine beams, antique heart pine flooring, french doors opening onto a balcony and natural wood millwork.
The amazing features continue into the kitchen design truly embracing A. Hays Town style. The reclaimed and recycled old building materials that Hays was renowned for gives a relaxed, graceful character to new houses with modern-day amenities. The reclaimed flooring, antique pine beams and wood ceiling are beautifully contrasted by white cabinetry. The neutral kitchen cabinets allow the woodwork to take the stage as the focus of the kitchen.
And as if the living room and kitchen did not offer enough of a wow factor, the dining room does not disappoint! The dining room offers two common Hays features that the other rooms did not: a wall of floor to ceiling natural wood windows and custom French doors leading to the balcony. The natural light from the windows paired with tall wood ceilings create an airy atmosphere.
Exposed brick walls makes for a grand passageway in this hallway design. Exposed brick and exposed beams are the ideal pairing for the Country French style. Having a consistent wood flooring throughout the floor plan creates easy transitions from room to room.
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