Hillsboro Residence

May 23, 2022

A complete renovation of a 1940’s-era house, with additions including a larger second level, outdoor living spaces, and a garage with home office above. New construction is integrated into renovated space so that the house works as a unit. Site work includes a completely rebuilt swimming pool and spa, a new driveway, and extensive landscaping.

Earlington Residence

October 15, 2020

Extensive renovation and expansion of a 1960’s ranch house. The entire house was remodeled, and additions were constructed for a new master suite, studio, screened porch, carport, and exterior living areas. The existing garage was renovated into a family room. The original rooms of the house were small and closed off. New structural work allows […]

Mockingbird Porch

February 28, 2020

A two-story addition to this historic Tudor style house includes a screened porch on the lower level and a master suite addition on the second floor. The porch has a wood-burning fireplace and large sitting area, as well as a dining area connected to the family room inside. The second floor sitting room opens to […]

Barton Residence

June 12, 2018

A new 3,300 square foot house on an urban lot regulated with a Conservation Zoning overlay. The owners’ previous (non-historic) house on the site was demolished to construct a new residence suited to their needs and desires. While clearly modern, the design recalls some aspects of the surrounding early-20th century houses in the neighborhood, and […]

Milton Residence

November 12, 2014

A new 5,000 square foot house on a rural lot. One story above grade, with a partial finished basement. The house is oriented to take advantage of a large meadow on the north side of the site, while the home office and children’s bedrooms look out onto a wooded area to the south. A large […]

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Planned Residential

August 27, 2014

In the planning stages, renderings and three-dimensional walkthroughs allow clients to explore design alternatives and understand how forms and spaces are connected. The projects shown here vary from renovations both small and large to new, ground-up construction.

Sunroom Design - JT Architecture


August 23, 2014

This addition to a 1930’s-era house includes a sunroom, master suite, and kitchen renovation. Design and materials match the existing house exactly. The new sunroom retains the original exterior windows into the library. New windows and trim were designed to match the historic context. In the renovated kitchen, all new appliances, cabinetry, and flooring were […]

John TeSelle - Nashville Architects

Bed and Breakfast

August 23, 2014

Butterfly Meadows Bed and Breakfast Franklin, TN A new, ground-up bed and breakfast with the appearance of a classic farmhouse. Total 9,800 square feet of living and event space. Porches wrap around three sides of the house, which is situated on a rural hilltop site. Gathering areas and a dining room serve six guest rooms. […]

Screened Porch Design - JT Architecture

Screened Porch

August 23, 2014

A freestanding addition to an existing house in a wooded area. The porch is constructed as a separate building, connected by a roofed walkway. A water-resistant floor of stained Siberian Larch and a freestanding steel fireplace create an exterior room in the woods. Reclaimed antique Douglas Fir beams and decking are used for the roof […]

Cottage Design for Owner’s Elderly Father


August 23, 2014

A cottage with living, sleeping, and kitchen for the owner’s elderly father. Integration with the back yard and the 1920’s foursquare house were essential to the design. Zoning requires a connection to the house by an interior walkway. A glassed-in pergola, opening onto a pool, meets this requirement and provides an amenity for the family. […]

Kitchen Design - Architect in Nashville


August 23, 2014

The 1970’s kitchen in this hundred year old house was demolished. A new kitchen echoing the historic character of the house was designed to the owner’s specifications. The kitchen won a regional prize in the Wolf/Sub-Zero Kitchen Design Competition of 2005.

Elegant Study Room Design - John TeSelle Architecture

Study Addition

August 23, 2014

This addition to a 1950’s cottage provides quiet work areas for the owners, both university professors. The building uses rainscreen siding fabricated from MDO plywood. Colors match existing brick. The downstairs study has a stained concrete floor and pendant lights recessed into the wood ceiling. Built-in shelves and casework are tailored to the owner’s needs. […]

Spanish Style House - Extensive Renovation

Valley Residence

August 23, 2014

Extensive renovation and addition to a 1930’s-era Spanish Style house. The addition includes a garage, porte-cochere, and two bedroom wings to the rear of the house. An exterior fireplace and extensive landscaping create a functional and intimate living area. A custom sunroom brings light into the center of the house while providing additional living space. […]

One Room Guest House Design

Guest House

August 23, 2014

A one-room guest house over a single car garage, located in Amagansett, New York. A wall of bamboo cabinets houses storage, toilet room, and shower. Doors, louvers, and screens operate independently to provide maximum control of views and breezes.

Stanford Architecture Design

Stanford Residence

July 24, 2014

A renovation and addition to a 19th-century log cabin. The original log cabin contains living / dining rooms and two bedrooms. The addition and renovated space adds another bedroom, a master suite, home offices, and utility spaces. A second-floor covered deck connects to the new master suite, and a terraced herb garden is accessible from […]

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