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Throwback: The Nashville Residence, 2014 Architects Challenge winner

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Today we’re doing a little Throwback Thursday to a very cool project from last year’s Architects Challenge: the Nashville Residence. Located in (of course) Nashville, this house is a great example of transitional architecture, seamlessly blending together traditional and contemporary elements. Designed by Blaine Bonadies of Bonadies Architect, the Nashville Residence features various Marvin product, including the Ultimate Casement window.

Situated atop an old Civil War battle site, this new residence was created for a couple with southern values and a rock and roll attitude. The project consists of a house, a pool with a pool house and a renovated music studio. A marriage of modern and traditional design, this project used a combination of California redwood siding, stone and a slate roof with flat-seam lead overhangs. Intimate and well planned, there is no space wasted in this home. The execution of the detail work, such as handmade railings, metal awnings and custom windows jambs, makes this project mesmerizing.

The client wanted drama in their home, but at a human scale. This house may be grand, but it’s homey and livable.

If you are an architect, and want to see your post here this time next year , consider entering the 2015 Architects Challenge. Winners receive a fabulous trip to Minneapolis and AIA-CES credits. This year, our judges are awarding prizes in six different categories: Contemporary, Transitional/Eclectic, Traditional, Remodel/Addition, Commercial and an overall Best in Show. If you love popularity, every entry will be entered into the Showdown, where a knockout-style of voting will allow the public to choose the Showdown winner–who gets an expense-paid trip to Greenbuild.

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