Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JAN 2019

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replaced. Wilson stood by as the owners debated whether to salvage the house or demolish the en- tire building. Once they decided to refurbish the home, Wilson began working on a way to balance its original elements with an apposite addition. Main Objective Although the clients sought a suitable vacation house, they wanted the dwelling to function like a primary residence. The project started as an invest- ment property, so the idea of eventually selling a lot or the whole area remained in the back of their minds. Incorporating modern amenities such as a laundry room, screened porch and closets would benefit them no matter what happened next. "The challenge became how do we keep the character and integrity of what's there—the his- tory of the house—but add on to it and update it in a way that's sensitive to its history," says Wilson, who relished the opportunity to restore a truly rare structure. "[It had to] allow us to use it today and not feel like we're giving up any of the creature comforts we've all become accustomed to." He elected to keep the kitchen in place but overhaul the galley with wider entrances and present-day appliances, including a stove nestled in the original stone fireplace. On the other side of the existing chimney, Wilson retained a small A new master suite to the right of the front entrance balances the existing living room and new gathering area. family room. He figured the dining space, between the kitchen and living room, had been a "dogtrot" that owners enclosed at some point in its evolution. "One of the typical ways a cabin will develop in the South is somebody will build one log cabin; they start to work the land, and that's the place where they'll live. Then they'll build a second log cabin, and they'll have a covered roof between the two that will be the 'dogtrot' porch or an open area," Wilson explains. "It's where the dogs would MASTER DESIGN AWARDS 2018 HISTORIC RESTORATION SILVER COMPANY INFORMATION SCOTT WILSON ARCHITECT LLC Franklin, Tenn. scottwilsonarchitect.com HALLMARK BUILDING GROUP Franklin, Tenn. hallmarkbg.com PROJECT INFORMATION Name: FARM HOUSE REDO Location: THOMPSON STATION, TENN. Square footage before: 1,300 Square footage after: 3,043 Total cost: $500,000 PRODUCT INFORMATION Siding: LP SMARTSIDE Windows: JELD-WEN BEFORE DESIGN SOLUTIONS 26 JANUARY 2019 QR QUALIFIEDREMODELER.COM

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