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Contemporary in the Heart of Country


Brentwood, TN – Tucked away in the hills of Brentwood, just south of Nashville, is a sprawling steel and glass home that turns nature into an additional decorating element, leaving its sleek lines to stand out in stunning contrast.


It might be an understatement to call this a “deck” and “covered outdoor kitchen.”  This space might be more at home in the Malibu hills.  Like the rest of the home, the decor here is restrained, allowing the tree house feeling to take center stage.


This homes love affair with grey shines with a bank of stainless steel cabinetry topped in granite.  The sleek cabinetry and stainless steel dinning set are a melding of form and function.  They are perfectly balanced by the soaring wood beam vaulted ceiling, earthy stone fireplace and of course nature herself.


It’s textures that take center stage in this open concept living space.  Soft white shag area rugs anchor both seating arrangements and provide softness to the sleek hardwood.  While the wood grain of the main floor and the ceiling’s painted beadboard run perpendicular, the designer chose to lay the flooring horizontally in the sunken sitting area.  This subtle change provides distinction for the eye.  Antique white upholstery pops against the slate grey walls and richly stained wood without overpowering the room’s best feature – its almost tree house view.


The dinning room carries through these same basic elements of rich textures and simple lines.  Sculptural art provides a whimsical touch to the long rectangular bank of windows.  While a colorful abstract painting provides a dramatic pop against the slate gray wall.   This cohesive design is carried through into the kitchen.


This cozy library located opposite the sitting area uses accents in the same antique white color that is sprinkled throughout the home.  Here a moss green low profile leather sofa with built in chaise blends well against the wood tones of the floor, wall and ceiling and the treetop views.  The black and white sailing prints matted in crisp white round out a room devoted to earth, wind and sea.


The use of slate in both material and color is a major component to the homes overall design scheme.  No more so than in the kitchen where slate gray oak cabinetry is paired with a slate tile backsplash and a slate tile floor. Here the flooring provides the only pop of color in a room where the GE Monogram appliances take center stage as jewels in a box.  While the kitchen is not overly spacious as compared to the rest of the sprawling home, the designer has managed to include the gourmet essentials of a 5 burner gas cooktop, convection oven, warming drawer, Advantium oven, dishwasher and side-by-side refrigerator/ freezer.


This home embraces its hard lines and angled features as a major design element in every room.  Its decor is well edited to ensure that every piece makes a statement.


Zebra print upholstery add a playful touch while antiques and oversize artwork ground the space and add dimension.


The master bedroom angles the bed for a perfect view of the natural setting.


The use of grey, slate and angled features continues into the bathrooms.  Here the designer angled a morning breakfast bar parallel to the glass enclosed shower, drawing the eye to the rooms main feature – the art glass countertop held aloft by concrete winged lions.



Address: 308 Deerwood Lane Brentwood, TN

Price: $2,250,000

Beds: 4 Bed

Baths: 6.5 Bath

Square Feet: 8,516

Lot Size: 3.030 Acres

MLS ID: 1405039

Real Estate Agent: Cathie Cato Renken * (615)500-8740 *

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  1. Cynthia says:

    This is not a style that I would associate with Nashville, but its very cool!

  2. Connie says:

    Not really my taste, but beautiful none the less.

  3. Jane says:

    Usually modern and contemporary is very cold, but this is pretty warm and welcoming.

  4. Rhonda says:

    Beautiful! I would not have thought of this as a southern home, but its beautiful!