I am excited to share that my favorite architect (and husband) David Baird, in partnership with the developer Woodland Street Partners, has won a Preservation Award in “Infill” (read: new house in a historic neighborhood) from the Nashville Historical Commission!  While I was honored to help out with the home interiors, this award was all about the architecture….

Modernized Rustic Spanish

1802 Lakehurst Drive is a modern take on the Rustic Spanish look, meant to blend into its neighborhood, Little Hollywood – a hamlet of 30’s and 40’s Spanish Style bungalows. The rustic wood beams of the home’s front trellis echo the roof line of the vintage houses on either side, scaling down an otherwise massive wall of stucco.

Modernized Rustic Spanish

And, (the interior designer must add!) by locating the main living area on the second floor, David created a generous open plan with a beautiful wooded view, on an otherwise tiny urban lot.

Modernized Rustic Spanish

The award was presented by Howard Kittell, President and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. In his words,


“This new edition to the Little Hollywood area of East Nashville is a great example of a modern house blending into its historic context. It matches the style of the surrounding homes but with added unique details like the angled beams on the pergola and the facings of the garage. We thought it was beautifully and thoughtfully done. Great job!”

Congratulations to David and Woodland Street Partners!


Photography by Steven Long

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