Castle Homes: The Classic Greek Revival

2017-10-27T07:52:16+00:00

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A Mirror Image of the Past 
in Historic Leiper’s Fork 

Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. The grandeur of a Greek revival home is the sum of its stunning elements: the tall, two story columns capped with ionic-style scrollwork, the peak of a strong pediment and gable, the dramatic symmetry, an inviting entrance with transoms and sidelights, and of course, the sprawling porches. It’s the style we know best from The White House, the most famous home in the world.

Situated on nearly 40 acres near the village of historic Leiper’s Fork in Williamson County, Tennessee, is a grand white home designed to look precisely like a historic property. This new construction applies long-lasting materials, technologies, and a modern open floor plan to rooms with high style and millwork patterns from a previous century.

castle-homes-logoThe attention to authentic detail and research is apparent throughout this new 12,000-square-foot home. Castle Homes of Nashville brought their expertise to bear on this stunning estate that includes a large-scale patio and pool, and a separate, traditional horse barn.

“This is a new home with historic sensibilities,” said Alanstaircase-ceiling Looney, president of Castle Homes. “We went to great efforts to respect the integrity of the rural setting of Leiper’s Fork, while expressing a period home that is authentic in every detail and proportion.

Our clients looked at many historic properties in our area, but felt our ability to bring that same aesthetic to a new design was a solid investment.” The architect for this stunning Greek revival was C. Kevin Coffey with Dwellings | Design. Gavin Duke with Page | Duke Landscape Architects created the hardscape and landscape design.


ABOUT LEIPER’S FORK
Leiper’s Fork is a small village in Williamson County, Tennessee, situated along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The area is formally named to the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District and offers visitors a chance to shop, dine, and be entertained in century-old buildings along Old Hillsboro Road (Hwy 46). The village was established in the late 1700’s by pioneers from North Carolina and Virginia who received land grants for their service in the Revolutionary War. The stream and village were named for Hugh Leiper, a local surveyor who lived in the area. Today, the village has a modest population of around 650. Local attractions, beyond the linear National Park, include the original Puckett’s Grocery where you can enjoy a Southern meal and stay for the evening music. Another popular comfort food eatery is Country Boy Restaurant. In the mix are boutiques, galleries, and antique shops including The Copper Fox, Serenite Maison, and Village Vintage and Homegoods. We hope to catch the Lawn Chair Theater under the stars one of these days.


PHOTOS BY REED BROWN 

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A Civil War cannon is positioned as a stoic artifact of stories that echo through our region and genealogies.

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The grand staircase draws the eye to detailed ceiling panels and its mastery of the mitered corner.

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Classic Greek Revival style is underscored with the two-story symmetry of these six columns, flanked by dining areas with floor-to-ceiling curved windows. Unlike the long-gone American chestnut trees logged to make columns in a historic home, these are made from a durable, low-maintenance fiber and cement rosin.

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The kitchen scale allows for serious gatherings and entertaining with two islands. Note the curved dining room, defined but well-connected to the kitchen.

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Nestled in historic Leiper’s Fork, this retreat home, complete with a stunning separate horse barn, offers scenic views throughout the seasons.

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Ceiling detail above the grand staircase. The architect on the project was C. Kevin Coffey Dwellings | Design. 

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Kitchen detail

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Interior of the horse barn reveals the rustic pine wallboard and rough-hewn cedar timbers, set off with more refined lighting.

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View from the back balcony in scenic Leiper’s Fork. The landscape and hardscape is by Gavin Duke with Page | Duke Landscape Architects. 

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