Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JAN 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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AFTER buying a large tract of land, pre- vious clients of architect Scott Wilson called him to discuss their newest project. They had purchased 80 acres as an investment and intended to raze the late-1800s residence on the property, along with a few other structures. The longer they looked at the house, however, the more they started to see something in the historic home that beckoned them. "They called me up and asked me to come out and take a look at it, and see what I thought," says Wilson, chief manager of Scott Wilson Architect LLC, in Franklin, Tennessee. "[And] I got very ex- cited. There were some really interesting features to this house. The homeowners and I could stand up in the fireplace—and that's not something we see very oƁen in our part of the country." The floors, walls and ceilings of the dilapidated structure all would require extensive restoration, though, and the roof and windows needed to be Labor of Love Scott Wilson Architect LLC reconstructs late-1800s home and adds living space to provide contemporary convenience for weekend retreats. by Kyle Clapham BEFORE QUALIFIEDREMODELER.COM QR JANUARY 2019 25

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