Inside a hillside sanctuary in Tennessee with breathtaking countryside views


This beautiful sanctuary was custom designed by Noble Johnson Architects, perched on a hillside with sweeping countryside views over Columbia, a small and quiet town just south of Nashville, Tennessee. Created to maximize views, this dwelling offers some fabulous amenities such as covered parking, a stone deck, and a swimming pool in the backyard. Step inside, soaring ceilings feel open and airy while reclaimed wood decor infuses warmth.

The layout of this dwelling wraps around the driveway, with the main residence on one side and a two-car garage on the other. An expansive front porch invites one up to the house while providing shelter from the elements. There is ample space for a small sitting area to relax and entertain guests.


What We Love: This hillside sanctuary offers its inhabitants a warm and cozy atmosphere for family living and entertaining. From the moment of entry, a relaxed farmhouse vibe welcomes you into this spectacular home. We are loving the mix of elegance and farmhouse to create a comfortable living environment. The architects did a fantastic job of maximizing the views while blurring the lines between indoors and out.

Tell Us: What do you think of the design details of this home? Is there anything you would change if this was your home? Please share your thoughts in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at another amazing home tour that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects of this project, Noble Johnson Architects: House Tour: An absolutely gorgeous transitional farmhouse in Tennessee.


Above: The wood floors are 5-inch white oak. The stain is a custom blend. Farmhouse decor accents the entry to this home, including a repurposed jury pew and a rolling console table. Grounding the space is a beautifully patterned red rug.



Above: In the open plan dining and living room, a pair of french doors opens to the patio and pool terrace.


Above: In the living room, comfortable furnishings are arranged around a central fireplace. The fireplace stone is Kentucky Milano dry stacked from Centurion Stone. Sliding glass doors floods the space with natural light while blurring indoor outdoor boundaries. The doors lead out to a side wrap around porch that provides mesmerizing views.


Above: The kitchen island features integrated cookbook storage and a small prep sink.


Above: A crisp white chef’s kitchen offers a large island a large pantry behind the range wall.




Above: Just off the kitchen is a small nook or command center, along with a mudroom. A large window over the kitchen sink provides gorgeous countryside views.


Above: A spacious pantry offers a second sink and refrigerator, perfect for entertaining.


Above: In the office of this hilltop hideaway, large French doors leads out to the front porch.


Above: The laundry room plays double duty as a crafting room, with ample countertop space, a tall stool and plenty of storage. On the floor, graphic tiles offers a chic, contemporary touch.



Above: A built-in bookshelf makes practical use of this staircase landing.


Above: The design of this bedroom was inspired by loft living, as the homeowners had lived in a loft in Chicago prior to residing in this home. Highlights include a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and an exposed brick accent wall.


Above: The master bathroom offers a spa-like oasis with a walk-in shower and freestanding tub. A mirrored pocket door stylishly conceals the water closet.


Above: This elegant master bathroom features quartz countertops and a gray tile backsplash.


Above: This elegant master bath is adorned with farmhouse accents, including shiplap wall paneling, an arched window and a wood-and-glass cabinet.


Above: The master bathroom shower offers a luxe aesthetic thanks to floor-to-ceiling marble with varying patterns for visual interest.



Above: In the backyard of this hillside sanctuary, outdoor living spaces include a covered dining area, expansive swimming pool and a covered cabana with a fireplace.


Above: Part of a detached pool house, this cozy outdoor seating area surrounds a stacked stone fireplace.



Above: A porte cochere offers covered parking with a spectacular hillside view. This space also provides guests with a side entry into the home. A recessed area next to the steps is for trash can storage.

Photos: Garett + Carrie Buell of Studiobuell

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6 months ago

Way too much white, very cold feeling. And the brick wall in the bedroom is kind of bizarre!