Grantland Cottage

program summary

Circa 1920, this Victorian cottage is located in one of Nashville’s first historic overlay districts: Woodland-in-Waverly. Renovated in 2002 to repair the interior “bones” of the house, the general contract Mr. Salem Forsythe¬†was noted as saying, “This is the first time in my career that I’ve ever renovated a home down to the studs from the inside out.” That’s exactly what was done and was necessary to save this historic structure. The historic siding was left in place on the exterior walls while behind them, everything was gutted down to the dirt floor basement. Phase two in 2012 comprised of a gourmet kitchen and Master Bedroom rear addition. The color and placement of the existing exposed orange brick chimney along with the master planned lap pool in the rear yard were utilized as inspiration for the unique granite selection. The granite, found in Brazil and labeled as “Louis Blue” or “Van Gough Blue”, takes center stage while GE Monogram appliances, cork flooring, glass mosaic tiles and custom Maple cabinetry compliment. The oversized french doors within the kitchen can be opened to allow for an increase in living space onto the rear acid washed concrete patio. One of the favorite amenities of the client, the firepit is the favorite place to make smores or enjoy a cool evening.

  • Nashville, TN
  • 2,250 sq. ft.
  • Completion: 2008
  • Contractor: Innovative Building Specialties

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