Today’s featured home evokes a feeling of days gone by, and we understand why. Nestled in one of Nashville’s most popular neighborhoods, this charming house, unlike so many 1940’s houses before it, didn’t meet its fate from a wrecking ball. Owners Gavin and Lorie Duke saw a vision of loveliness beyond some obvious impediments–the bubble gum pink kitchen, outdated cabinets and worn carpet–and the home they created is a transformation that is nothing short of brilliant.
At every turn you’ll find the footprint of the original structure with hint of genius by way of noticeable upgrades and subtle embellishments.
Honoring the character and integrity of the house, Gavin and Lorie preserved visible treasures like the original plaster walls and butler’s cabinets. Yet, new features were added such as a contemporary staircase, tongue and groove walls in poplar and a cozy outdoor patio. It’s genius, truly.
The owners’ sense of savoir faire resonates throughout their home. In their view, much like a savvy chess player, impatience creates irrevocable mistakes. So, with great thought, any addition to their home was carefully vetted, selected and then added to the existing mix. We are sure you’ll agree, the end result is absolutely stunning.
StyleBlueprint sincerely thanks the Dukes for opening up their lovely home to us. They were quick to say that their home is a collaboration that pays tribute to so many of their friends and colleagues. And while we know this is true, it is an unusual couple who adore the same style and love the art of the find. Lorie and Gavin have created a home that is uniquely theirs.
As an aside, this home will be available for sale in the near future.
Also, StyleBlueprint is so appreciative of Wiff Harmer for her gorgeous photography. If you are interested in contacting Wiff Harmer, click here:
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