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Dad designs daughter’s dream house in south Franklin

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Revealed 5:00 a.m. CT June 5, 2019


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When your dad is an architectural engineer with a slew of million-dollar-plus houses in his repertoire, you dream of him someday having the ability to design your excellent house.

That grew to become actuality a couple of years in the past when D’Arcy Collins enlisted her father, Richard Chesbro, to design a house to sit down on the roughly 10-acre lot she and her husband had discovered on a bucolic stretch of West Harpeth Highway in south Franklin.

Chesbro, who has designed huge lakefront houses in Lake Tahoe and budget-less initiatives in locations like California, Montana and Hawaii, was excited to tackle this challenge for his daughter.

All she wished was a “seashore house-farmhouse-cabin.”

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The house’s kitchen options stainless home equipment, a big island with ample seating and an open view into the nice room. (Picture: Brandon Chesbro)

“When it got here time to design the home, what she stated she wished was a Tennessee farmhouse, however we love 30A and the seashore,” Chesbro stated. “So, my purpose was to take the farmhouse look and blend it with the seashore and her roots of being within the mountains of Lake Tahoe. That’s how the look of the home took place.”

Collins and her husband discovered the hilltop property on West Harpeth a number of years in the past with the purpose of constructing the proper home on the prime that will reap the benefits of the spectacular views.

“We sat down with my dad and we actually already knew what we wished,” Collins stated. “We wished all of our area to be usable. We wished to make use of each room in the home on daily basis, and we do.”

Chesbro stated outdoors of the fundamental pointers from Collins and her husband, he had a whole lot of liberty to provide you with one thing distinctive for the household of six.

“That may be harmful, as a result of distinctive can value some huge cash,” Chesbro stated. “We wished element that wouldn’t essentially be tremendous costly.”

Right here’s one other view of the nice room and eating room. (Picture: Brandon Chesbro)

Chesbro stated his favourite factor about the home is the quantity of the nice room, which has 22-foot ceilings and is usually glass.

Collins stated her favourite factor is how her father positioned the house to maximise the entire views, the sunsets and sunrises.

“I simply love the views. I by no means thought of myself a mountaintop woman, however now I don’t know if I can ever return,” she stated.

The porch of this house presents a quiet spot to absorb a sundown. (Picture: Brandon Chesbro)

The Collins’ house sits adjoining to a different house Chesbro designed that can also be available on the market and is listed at $four.69 million. As a result of the 2 houses share a driveway and the homes sit about 300 yards aside, Collins stated a number of individuals who have appeared on the different home have requested if they may simply purchase the entire parcel of land and all the homes on it.

“We don’t want to go away our home,” Collins stated. “But when somebody needs two homes and all of the land, then OK!”

She stated a number of the individuals who might afford to purchase the $four.69-million home might additionally afford to spend slightly extra and get the entire 20 acres and a number of homes so that they don’t have neighbors shut by sharing a driveway.

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“Plus, designing and constructing this home was such an fulfilling course of, we’d like to do it another time and possibly assume towards the long run a bit,” she stated. “Possibly do an Airbnb on the property. If we might discover the proper land and do it another time with my dad and construct one thing for the subsequent step of life, we’d love to try this. However we’re joyful the place we’re, too.”

The house was designed to reap the benefits of the views from the best level on the property. (Picture: Brandon Chesbro)

About the home

Deal with: 1884 W. Harpeth Highway, Franklin 37064

Stats: 5 bedrooms, four full baths, 1 half tub, 5,200 sq. ft, swimming pool

Value: $2,995,00zero

Itemizing agent: D’Arcy Collins, Tim Thompson Premier Realtors, 615-790-8884

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