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.