A well collected tudor

A well collected tudor

I realize that I often feature homes that are predominantly white or very neutral with only a touch of color.  That’s not the case with the home I’m taking you into this time. It’s a tudor style house in the Woodmont neighborhood of Nashville. But before we go inside, here’s the front of the sophisticated old world style home that really stands out as our city sees more and more white houses.

I love the stone and slate materials used in this elegant home.  I read that these style houses were nicknamed “Stockbroker’s Tudors” in an earlier time because they were expensive to build and mostly appeared in wealthy suburbs where homeowners had gained their wealth during the booming 1920’s.  This tudor was built in the mid 1930’s in Nashville and was renovated  by Vintage South Development before the current owners purchased it.

How smashing is this?!? It’s warm and elegant. Homeowner Mary Patton told me the inspiration for this room came from the painting over the fireplace they found at the Brentwood Academy Art Show. It was done by Nashville artist C. Gay Petach. 

Interiors of tudor homes are often heavily accented by dark wood, from ceiling beams to intricate wall paneling.  It has the feel of an English manor home.  

The Pattons hired the design team “Nicely Done” in Brentwood to help with the interior furnishings. 

  Some pieces have come from estate sales and Mary enjoys picking out things as well, whether it’s art or furniture. The chandeleirs throughout the home were purchased at Graham Lighting with living room lamps from Lumen.

 The sun room off the living room is graced with an incredible curved stone fireplace and is fantastic when they open the doors for extra entertaining space year ’round.

Mary and her husband found the chairs and footstools at Snooty Fox in Brentwood.

The dining room is a dramatic space with lovely built in shelves full of Juliska plates. Mary is originally from Virginia so she loves collecting pewter as well.  

  It’s in the kitchen where you see more of the color Mary really loves. Red.  The oversized rooster gives it a playful feel, and that spirit continues in the casual den with more bold color including a painting by Nashville artist Kelly Montana.


The breezeway of the house has the original stone from the ’30’s. I’m really attracted to this wall and the art.

 Just beyond the breezeway  is a space for more dining which Mary may turn into an office one day. It used to be a concrete shell but they added the textured walls.   It has so much character and interest with the art, lighting and pretty round table and chairs.

 When the Pattons bought the home several years ago, the back yard didn’t look like it does today. I don’t have a before picture but it looks like a resort now! 


Waterscapes Backyard Resorts transformed the area into this oasis with multiple seating areas including a firepit and water features. It also gives them more privacy with the various plantings.


From back to front, this home’s a real stunner. 

Thanks to Mary for opening her door to this blogger. It was a treat to see an older home I’ve always admired as I drive down the street. Never thought I’d get a chance to see it.  That’s what makes writing these articles so much fun!!!


Thanks for following along.  See a lot more photos and stories on my Instagram feed @stylishretreats. Keep it stylish Nashville!















  • Cindy Waggoner
    Posted at 19:03h, 14 August Reply

    Absolutely stunning……………Thanks Amy for this dreamy adventure and sharing the contacts. Great info

  • Beth Molteni
    Posted at 18:50h, 13 August Reply

    What a refreshing change from the all too often all white look. Mary, you did a wonderful job giving new life to this wonderful home.

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