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WILKINS BRANCH Estate

Design Challenge

How did the architects turn a pastoral Tennessee property into a sprawling luxury country estate?

Design Solution

AB design studio utilized onsite remnants from an aging rural property to inspire and create a new elegant estate for luxurious country living. In order to reach the property, a dramatic meandering path created by the landscape architect flows from the entry gate into a dense forested area and out to open pasture. The clearing offers idyllic views featuring an expansive sightline of the estate, barn, silo, and pond with boathouse. The pathway leads uphill to an elegantly designed country home with natural stone façades and slate roofs. Sitting on a natural hilltop setting, the residence features modern living and luxury amenities, capitalizing on sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The former equestrian barn was brought back to life by keeping original elements intact and restoring its patina. With well appointed interiors, the updated facility supports a new multi-purpose entertainment area, stores large machinery, and provides additional accommodations. The serene natural pond proved an ideal location for new country-style guest lodging at the water’s edge.

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Project Data

LOT SIZE
79 Acres
PROJECT SIZE
24,080 SF
CONSTRUCTION COST
$10 Million
LOCATION
Tennessee
PRINCIPAL
Clay Aurell, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
Glen Deisler
DESIGN TEAM
Josh Blumer, AIA | Paul Rupp, AIA | Patrick Fromm | Alex Parker
Landscape Architect
Kaiser Trabue Landscape Architecture
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