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Nashville House / Kanner Architects

  • Architects: Kanner Architects
  • Location: Nashville, TN, USA
  • Architects: Kanner Architects
  • Lead Architect: Stephen Kanner
  • Project Designer: David Ellien
  • Project Architect: Alex Dunn
  • Project Manager: John Mebasser
  • Structural Engineer: Ruth Alwes
  • Civil/Grading Engineer: Littlejohn Engineering Associates
  • Contractor: Bill Saunders Inc
  • Glazing Contractor: Dale Incorporated
  • Client: Breezy Salmon
  • Area: 557.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Nicolas O.S. Marques

© Nicolas O.S. Marques © Nicolas O.S. Marques © Nicolas O.S. Marques © Nicolas O.S. Marques

From the architect. Responding to the client’s desire for a home that would stand out from its site as a sculpture in the landscape, Nashville House provides an opportunity to design a modern home in a city with a history of traditional architecture.  Follow the break for more photographs of this house by Kanner Architects.

© Nicolas O.S. Marques
© Nicolas O.S. Marques

The vivid white form eases itself into the natural site with the help of wood panel cladding. Situated on a steeply sloping site, through strategic programming, the house’s vertical structure belies its lean, horizontal appearance. The top two living levels are cantilevered over the lower two containing the home theater and garage. The placement of a porte-cochere directs visitors up the slope and drops them among the two main levels of the house.

© Nicolas O.S. Marques
© Nicolas O.S. Marques

The master bedroom, contained in the upper-most level along with the library/study and a second bedroom, overlooks the living room below. Through an expansive wall of glass and trees beyond, it receives a view of downtown Nashville.

© Nicolas O.S. Marques
© Nicolas O.S. Marques
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