Actually, this is the "Her's" bunkhouse!
I promised to share more of our trip to see our daughters!
Our First stop was Nashville, Tennessee to see Hollie.
The Southern Living 2013 Idea House
|No way my camera could capture the entire panorama|
This is one awesome complex of five buildings, three of which are connected by the porches you see in this photo.
|This photo property of Southern Living|
The Idea House is built on the grounds of
"Fontanael" the former home of
Country, Western and Pop legend Barbara Mandrell
|This is the garage with a guest suite above|
|Don't you just love the rain chain/chimes?|
A shuttle brought us to the site to begin our tour. We started our tour on the backside of the intersection of the two porches above.
This little garden was between the Master Bedroom wing
and the "Her" bunkhouse.
This is the view of the "Her" bunkhouse
from the "His" bunkhouse.
The outside doors are beautiful and there was great use of
pocket/barn doors on the inside.
All the porches were to die for. There was a fantastic porch swing but a young couple were "spooning" there and I didn't feel I could snap their picture in order to get the swing. They were there when we arrived and there when we left.
If you go to visit the Idea House, please let me know if they are still there "spooning". Have you ever went a "spooning"?
We weren't supposed to take interior pictures until the
August issue of Southern Living hit the news stand.
I was able to sneak a few but I didn't post them here until after the August issue was released.
I was able to get this shot of the breakfast room
through the back porch doors.
I don't normally like faux flowers but these are exquisite.
Oh heck, somebody was coming!
More pictures of the grounds and exterior.
|The doggie weathervane is adorable!|
My Favorite Spot
To enjoy professional interior and exterior video
of this beautiful complex go to
Before you leave, stop by the gift shop
and pick up a little something for yourself!
If you are in the area you will find it a real treat to visit.
Proceeds from the tickets go to St Jude's Hospital
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