There is a pretty special house on the market right now in Nashville which is the first home in the area designed by the talented Birmingham, Alabama architect Jeffrey Dungan of Dungan Nequette. In fact, builder Brady Fry, of Fry Classic Construction, realized he was such a fan of Jeffrey’s work after looking through his project inspiration board and finding that many projects were attributed to the same architect. From here, they collaborated on this house, which is now on the market for one lucky family.

Wortham Ave home

This gorgeous home was designed by Jeffrey Dungan and built by Brad Fry. It is currently listed by Elizabeth Pagano McGuire at Christianson Patterson Courtney & Associates.

In Fry’s words, ” … Jeffrey’s work has deep roots in the comfort of traditional architecture but interprets timeless detailing in new and fresh ways. His craft is recognizable but not repetitive; it’s innovative but not schizophrenic or pretentious. His work is equally beautiful and comfortable to be simultaneously looked at and lived in. Some hallmarks of Jeffrey’s design are his roof lines, orientation and size of windows. Also, his use soft radius in place of straight lines to make a home look like it is rising up from the earth. I appreciate how Jeffrey can take something often overlooked and mundane, such as a cased opening, and transform it into a design feature that frames the room beyond … like artwork. My favorite quality about Jeffrey, as an artist, is his editing. While sitting across the conference table at design meetings, I could see that Jeffrey had an encyclopedia of great ideas in his head but felt no need to show them all at once. He was focused on the design of the home, not showcasing his ‘chops’ as an architect. My favorite JD quote is ‘less if more’ which was said on many occasions on our project. I believe Jeffrey’s talent is most concisely described in his firm’s named blog, Beauty, Permanence, Elegance.

When Jeffrey Dungan is asked specifically what he likes when it comes to designing a home, he answers specifically and with insight into what makes him tick:

  • I like details, and I love rooflines that create interesting forms and movement—I don’t love straight lines but try to create architecture that feels looser and less formal …
  • I think windows are important and use glass rather liberally because I love light-filled rooms. As Celsius said, “live in rooms filled with light.”
  • I like houses that are elegant yet informal. I find it is possible to do both at the same time in the similar way that a man can wear a jacket with dark jeans and be comfortable yet still be appropriate for many finer situations.
  • I love natural materials and try to express them in a way that makes the most of their nature rather than forcing a pastiche onto them.
  • I like simplicity but have found that in order to make things look and feel simple, there is a great deal of complexity that must be mastered first.

Without further ado, take a look at this gorgeous home and let it inspire:

  • 2712 Wortham Avenue
  • $1,995,000/4 bedroom; 4 bath; 2 half-bath; 4861 square feet; .67 acre lot
  • For more information: 2712worthamavenue.com
  • Listing agent: Elizabeth Pagano McGuire
  • Art curated for the home from the recent Cuban Summer 2015 event, which was hosted at this home, by Jonathan Pierce. Additional images of the home can be seen from this event, here.
The portico dividing in the middle of the house adds visual interest and practicality.

The portico dividing in the middle of the house adds visual interest and practicality.

Look at all those windows in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home!

Look at all those windows!

Even under the eaves, the details astound in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

Even under the eaves, the details astound.

No detail was overlooked. Note the ceilings in particular in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

No detail was overlooked. Note the ceilings in particular.

More details in the ceiling and the open floor plan is modern but cozy in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

More details in the ceiling, and the open floor plan is modern but cozy.

The kitchen has a hidden walk-in pantry, Thermador appliances, cypress custom cabinets and Turkish Carrarra marble countertops which together made for an at once WOW effect but never ostentatious.

The kitchen has a hidden walk-in pantry, Thermador appliances, cypress custom cabinets and Turkish Carrara marble countertops, which together make for an at-once WOW effect but it’s never ostentatious.

With a full wall of windows and cabinets on either side, there is at once ample storage and light ... something hard to find in most homes.

With a full wall of windows and cabinets on either side, there is at once ample storage and light … something hard to find in most homes.

Another view to see how the windows wrap around to more cabinetry in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

Another view to see how the windows wrap around to more cabinetry.

Cozy nooks in the house provide the perfect setting to visit with friends or curl up with a book in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

Cozy nooks in the house provide the perfect setting to visit with friends or curl up with a book.

The builtins throughout the house are perfect for all your books and collected treasures in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

The built-ins throughout the house are perfect for all your books and collected treasures.

The master bathroom is an oasis of calm ... the perfect way to start and end your day!

The master bathroom is an oasis of calm … the perfect way to start and end your day! It also features Turkish Carrara marble and has heated floors.

Separate sinks and sides to the bathroom many times makes for happier relationships in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

Separate sinks and sides to the bathroom many times make for happier relationships!

Note the sitting area to the right side of this photo, off the bedroom. Even the Suzanne Kasler lighting chosen showcases the special touches found throughout this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

Note the sitting area to the right side of this photo, off the bedroom. Even the Suzanne Kasler lighting chosen showcases the special touches found throughout this home.

Windows, windows, windows in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home!

Windows, windows, windows!

Little nooks beckon in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

Little nooks beckon

Windows that wrap the corners are a central theme in this gorgeous, light-filled home designed by Jeffrey Dugan.

Windows that wrap the corners are a central theme in this gorgeous, light-filled home.

Look at this very cool stairway in this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

Look at this very cool stairway!

The portico provides the perfect covered parking to run into this Jeffrey Dugan designed home.

The portico provides the perfect covered parking to run in!

You see why we’re so enamored right? Not many can afford this house, but we can all afford to look and admire at the beautiful artistic touches and marvel at a this well-designed home.

For further information, see: 2712worthamavenue.com