We all have our after-work hobbies and passions that keep us inspired and grounded. And while most of us aren’t fighting crime at night like Mr. Incredible, there’s something inside each one of us that’s hungry to give, serve, build and accomplish things. For Ben and Steph Haywood of Pella, Iowa, that something is house flipping.
Nestled on 40 acres in Franklin, Tennessee’s historic Leiper’s Fork, this picturesque Greek revival house will make you feel like you’ve been transported back in time from the moment you lay eyes on its exterior.
If you’ve followed Pella long enough, or have had our products installed in your home, you know our team dedicates itself to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. The builder behind this home, Alan Looney of Castle Homes, shares the same passions and his dedication to quality and historical accuracy is evident from every angle of this grand, 12,000-square-foot home.
Architecture by C. Kevin Coffey with Dwellings
Just beyond the home’s wooden entry door, a spiral staircase serves as the striking focal point of the foyer’s design. Vintage rugs, stately wooden furniture pieces and neoclassical artwork work together to create a sense of both interest and awe.
A collection of indoor plants, wall lamps and the suspended golden chandelier add warmth and luxurious texture to the predominantly white home. Intricate millwork throughout every room speaks of both Coffey and Looney’s commitment to getting the little details right.
In the living room, a pair of French patio doors, sidelights and transoms, and a wood casement window form a wall of windows overlooking the backyard patio and pool. The grille patterns, colors and materials add authenticity to the Greek style the homeowners were trying to achieve.
Coffey created multiple sitting areas by using a combination of upholstered sofas, lounge chairs and barstools. The wood flooring gives the room a touch of warmth, while the white ceiling molding, cabinets and window and door trim bring things into balance with a refreshing and airy feel.
The kitchen is open to the dining room, making it perfect for entertaining. We also couldn’t help but notice the custom island cabinet pulls match the window pulls in various spaces throughout the home.
From the golden chandeliers and traditional window grilles, to the balance of cool and warm details, every design detail connects to the other details of the home to create a seamless historical look.
All photography by Leila Grossman of Grannis Photography.
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