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New Life for a Tennessee Farm

A tour of a Tennessee countryside manor
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Double Take

A walk around the side of the 1855 Greek Revival home reveals an unexpectedly modern addition out back.

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Doyle’s study, redone in reclaimed beech wood.

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Traditional toile wallpaper and an antique pier mirror decorate the foyer.

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An early frame wall was left exposed.

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The airy kitchen in the addition includes cabinets made from reclaimed poplar and a set of dining chairs original to the home.

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Floor tiles custom-made by Alabama-based Villa Lagoon.

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Extra-wide pocket doors open the kitchen to an outdoor patio.

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A sleeping porch off the second-story master suite.

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The view from the front steps.

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A view of the farmhouse’s modern kitchen addition, designed to include a sleeping porch on the second floor.

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The frame of the original home was left exposed to show the transition between the old and the new.

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Bonus Images

Bob Doyle and Alex von Hoffmann in the “knuckle” that connects the original home with the addition.

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The traditional toile wallpaper in the foyer is the same used in von Hoffman’s mother’s home.

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An antique sofa anchors the living room.

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Antique wood from the property’s outbuildings was used to create new millwork—including this secret door in a guest bedroom.

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The kitchen chairs are original to the home and were repaired and refinished locally.

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Doyle’s study.

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A view of the front walkway from the foyer.

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The marriage of the original home and the contemporary wing on full display.

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