Designed in collaboration with HMJ Designs, this new house is located on a family-owned 41-acre property in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Intended as a weekend retreat from nearby Atlanta, the property serves as a working farm and includes an original Victorian-era farmhouse built in 1900. Needing a larger structure to accommodate friends and family, the new farmhouse and carriage house are sited along a forested ridge to maximize views of the mountains beyond and fields below. Evoking the character of typical 19th century Southern farmhouses, the new buildings are detailed with stone bases and chimneys, painted wood siding and wide single-story porches. The new house also incorporates a modified Tennessee “T”-shape plan that allows for the formality inherent in a traditional center hall plan while providing for a more relaxed family wing addition at the back.