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2023 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 3,001 - 4,000 sq. ft.


119 Winslow Rd


Franklin, Tennessee

Architect/Designer | MK Studio

Builder | Majors Construction

Landscape Architect/Designer | Addison Group

Photographer | Yiota Katsaitis Photography

In the picturesque town of Franklin, Tenn., there’s a charming storybook home that captures the essence of modern living within a historical context. This whimsical modern Tudor home stands proudly in the Historic Overlay District of Franklin, where the past and present intertwine seamlessly.

Despite the challenges posed by its small lot, this remarkable home pays homage to the design sensibilities of the surrounding 1930s homes while showcasing a fresh and contemporary perspective. The exterior features steeply pitched roofs, Tennessee grey limestone, exposed timber beams, decorative exposed scrolled rafter tails, and limestone headers, creating a sense of timelessness. These elements not only tell a story of enduring style but also symbolize the resilience of this home.

The modern interior seamlessly blends with the Tudor exterior. High vaulted ceilings, large windows, and an open floor plan flood the home with natural light, providing a stark contrast to the perceived coziness of Tudor homes. This fresh frame of reference ensures that this dwelling feels both inviting and contemporary.

This home, on a challenging lot, exemplifies the perfect blend of Old World charm and contemporary living. It tells a story of timelessness and ruggedness, making it a remarkable place to call home.

From the Judges
The beautiful detailing on this home solidifies its classic look. It’s a nice nod to fit within the 1930s homes that surround it. The breezeway in the rear of the home works well to connect to the detached garage and living space above. The floor plan has creativity to it, with lots of cool, unique, intricate features inside, such as the stairs and the dining nook. 

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