This stately Nashville home, a 1920s antebellum, had the best of Southern neoclassical architecture. But the early-twentieth-century rooms were too small for the owners’ growing family and comfortable entertaining. Rooms were opened up to create easy circulation between the main areas – reception, dining and living quarters, the handsome original staircase in the entry was carefully preserved, setting a gracious note of neoclassic formality. Barry was careful to respect the home’s architecture and sense of formality, updating spaces in a seamless and welcoming manner.
Photos: Erik Kvalsvik