An Architect’s Family Home in Germantown, Tennessee

by hookedonhouses on February 10, 2013

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN extA reader and architect named David wrote me about the house he designed for his family in Germantown, Tennessee: “It’s in an older neighborhood, developed in the late 70s, so we are surrounded by older homes and mature trees, which is great.” He describes the house as a mix of “modern farmhouse” with “some English cottage/arts & crafts influence.” It’s on the market, so take a look:

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN entry

David says, “It has concrete floors which are stained & waxed dark, which was great for small kids, easy to clean & they don’t scratch like hardwood.”

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN living rm

“We don’t have any ceiling moldings, and most of the rooms are the same color for the walls trim and ceiling. Wood planked walls, galvanized metal fixtures, and marble counters I think balance out the stark qualities of the monochromatic/modern aesthetic.”

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN liv rm

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN LR

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN table

“We love all the natural light, and my wife loves all the hidden storage, like the shelving behind these curtains in main room:”

2582 Regents Walk Germantown hidden storage

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN mbr

“My favorite feature is the separate his/her bathroom.  We share a common “wet room” with showers and tub…but have our own vanities, toilets and closets.”

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN bath 5

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN kids room

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN bath 3

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN pink bedroom

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN bath 4

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN bunk room

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN mudroom

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN laundry

2582 Regents Walk Germantown kitchen island

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN kitchen 1

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN sunrm

“I also love the swing-out carriage-style garage doors….which I know is sort of a minor detail.  We just recently completed the addition which included the garage and master bedroom down…so perhaps that’s why I’m so excited about those two things in particular!”

2582 Regents Walk Germantown TN garages

I always like seeing houses that architects design for themselves because you can tell how much thought went into every detail. Thanks to David for sharing his with us! For more photos and details, check the listing.

house at night

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snaggy February 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

I like the house ….but I would have a bit more colour !

Karen February 10, 2013 at 9:50 am

Lovely house, loved the floors, loved the way the curtains were hung and the hidden storage. The only thing that gave me pause was that fixture over the cooktop. What a nightmare that would be to keep clean!

Teresa February 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

LOL! My thought exactly! I’m so used to cooking under an exhaust hood – I hate to think what the ceiling looks like. Maybe they don’t cook… I also thought the eating nook seemed a little cramped between the island and the window.

Amelia @ Monograms 'n Mud February 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

I have a similar set up (cooktop with chandelier over top). We have a downdraft exhaust fan for cooking purposes. I cook 3 meals a day in our kitchen and we’ve had no problems with smoke/food stains.

As for my thoughts on the house, it seems to be lacking softness and reads as cold. Many times though homes get staged differently for photos than how they are actually lived in. No matter my thoughts, I’m sure the family who lives there is happy and that’s all that matters.

Thanks for sharing.

justine February 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

Could you send me David’s email. I am looking to either rehab or buy a house outside of Nashville, this house is fantastic

hookedonhouses February 10, 2013 at 10:45 am

You’ll find the website for Enoch Architects here: http://www.dougenoch.com/wp/

Dana February 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

This house is outside Memphis, not Nashville. Nice house, very much an architect’s house.

G February 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

It’s a beautiful home. It has a Martha Steward starkness element that I like to look at for a little while, but don’t think I could live with everyday. It seems ashame that so much work has been put into every detail of building this dream home – why are they selling?

Christina from Dallas February 10, 2013 at 10:51 am

Well, I kinda like the house but, a few things I”m not sure about. I’m not sure about that room with the twin beds. It just seems too generic. Also there is that room that has four beds built into the wall. What are these for? It makes me think of a motel or a ski resort that needs lots of beds for skiers. But I do like the kitchen, Also I like the hidden storage in the main room. That is a really unique idea.

Terry February 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

I love this house. I love that it doesn’t have a theme (beach, tuscan villa, Spanish colonial, early American). There is room for real people and their possessions in this house. It is not trendy. It is simply lovely.

nannecutler@aol.com February 10, 2013 at 11:08 am

it’s lovely! very bobby mcalpine-esque

Carolyn February 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

My thoughts exactly. Reminded me of Bobby McAlpine.

Pat February 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

There are many features I like and some I don’t, as in most homes. Most of all, it feels cold to me and I don’t see any furniture that looks very comfortable. The eating area in the kitchen looks pretty tight. I’m sure that it is very comfortable to the owners…we are all individual with different tastes, I congratulate him on designing such a unique home!

Neesha February 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

I really like this house. I like the muted colors and the modern touches. It seems like a scandinavian house, very minimalistic. I love the floorplan. It didn’t strike me as cold, but maybe because I don’t mind the colors but I feel like different furniture and patterns would take away from the aesthetic of the house. Thanks for sharing. I really love this one.

Vicki February 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

This house is very nice and it has my dream master bath! I’ve wondered for years why builders make our large bathrooms and closets when I’d have preferred ours to have two smaller baths and closets – one for each of us.

Of course, then it would just be another one to clean. Oh well!

Signe February 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I absolutely LOVED everything about this house. Such thoughtful attention to detail makes my heart beat faster!! I wonder how long it took to create such a wonderful home???

Pam February 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Very cool. Perhaps too cool. It doesn’t look lived in to me – more like a showroom. And those concrete floors would wreak havoc on my poor runners/tennis knees. I do appreciate the design however! It is well done. He appears to have forgotten about the exterior environment and how it relates to his masterpiece.

House Crazy Sarah February 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

gotta say I love those stained concrete floors… very smart for the wear & tear of kids and pets!

Melenie February 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Until one of the kids falls and cracks his head open.

Ernest Castillo February 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Beautiful Home!!

Rebecca@MidCenturyModernRemodel February 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I liked the laundry room a lot (of all rooms). I am looking for ideas on ours… I liked how the utility sink worked and the fact they left the counters off over the top. We have learned a lesson on that. We put counters over the top, and the average size of appliances increased. ARGH. Also makes install very difficult, so I like their solution.

Rie February 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Wow, I love this home. Love the minimalistic nature and farmhouse touches without being too cliché.

todd February 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Lol @ anyone considering a late 70s development “an older neighborhood.” I do like the windows and that cool “Sandeman” painting.

Kim February 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Like others, there are things I do and don’t like about this house, but I must say, it’s much nicer than most modern homes I’ve seen.

Nita February 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Really tired of the colorless homes!

Christina @ No. 29 Desig February 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

Beautiful house with some genius decorating solutions! I love the hidden built in behind the curtain!

Kelly February 11, 2013 at 11:11 am

I live in the same suburb of Memphis- how nice to see a different type of home here! The majority of homes in Germantown and Collierville are boring to me- because they look the same inside and out. Love this one!

Alie B February 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I really like this home. I can imagine this being a calm and soothing place to come home to every day. It has lots of natural light and an airiness about it. The storage solutions are very practical and would make family living comfortable. I actually loved the built-in bunks on the upper level. How fantastic would they be for kids’ sleep-overs or for the holiday season, when loads of relatives descend on us?

Amy February 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I love it. Well done David.

Julie B. February 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I agree that the home looks calm and tranquil. The cement floors sound low maintenance, but they aren’t the first type of floor that comes into mind for having young kids. Overall, cool architectural home — great kitchen, great windows, and I love the bunk bed room!

Striving for Simple February 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Amazing! Loved everything about this house – the colour palette, the windows and window treatments, the floors, the bathrooms….perfection!

N.C. Lisa T. February 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Love the high ceilings, concrete floors, the bunk room and the master area.

Lisa February 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Live this home. I wonder if David deliberately designed with Hugh Newell Jacobsen in mind. I love what someone called “colorless” color scheme: so calm and spirit-refreshing, given interest through texture. Deftly done. The exterior is elegant, restrained and tasteful. Can’t wait to see what he designs for his family next!

Sydney February 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I absolutely love this home. If I had the money I would buy it in a heartbeat. Love the color of the window trim and the hidden storage behind the curtains. Beautiful.

The Country Girl February 12, 2013 at 12:49 am

Like this house very much indeed— and agree with poster above who commented on how nice it is to see a home decorated without a “theme” of Tuscan villa, French country, cottage, etc. The materials look to be of good quality and there is a consistency to the design that is wonderful. I am not sure if I could live in a muted palette like this one but this house almost makes me want to try.

Sarah February 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I think the secrets to a successful marriage are separate closets and separate bathrooms. I would love to have both in our house. And when you think that most master bathrooms have double sinks, and the architect/owner and his spouse share the shower and tub, then there only is one “extra” toilet as compared to the usual master bath. I liked a lot in this house, and agree that it could be customized to almost anyone’s taste through decor.

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs February 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Beautiful! I’m one who does like these neutral spaces…It’s calming for me. But something looked awry in the first pic of the living room….Hmmm….Oh yeah…the picture has a ‘stretched’ look to it and then I knew for sure when I looked at the piano! Yikes! As a pianist and wife to a Registered Piano Technician, I can tell ya, there’s no piano that long and skinny! Hee hee! Oh well…the house is absolutely lovely! If this was my home, I would definitely have made room for my grand piano with all that wonderful space. :-)

valvacious February 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Bland, Bland, Bland… very cold and dead feeling. Needs :

1.landscaping outside to make it have more curb appeal.
2. More color inside to warm it up. More art on the walls.

This house depressed me. Certainly not my taste.

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