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Weeks Residence

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Homeowners: Paul and Jeannine Weeks
Architect: Felder Weeks
Year: Original A-Frame 1954; Renovations 2005
Location: Louisville, TN

Originally designed by architect Felder Weeks, of the firm Painter Weeks McCarty, for his family, this now classic modern A-frame house has been transformed from a 1,656 square foot vacation home with 3 very small bedrooms and a single bath into a 3,200 square foot home with a covered porch as well as a 544 square foot guesthouse.

Felder’s son, Paul Weeks and his wife, Jeannine, wanted to honor the integrity of his father’s design with the renovation. They worked with Brian Pittman, then of McCarty Holsaple McCarty, and the late Weeks’ former partner, then 88-year-old  Bruce McCarty, FAIA as his mentor.

The two-year long renovation essentially gutted the house to its frame. Spaces were reconfigured and expanded: the kitchen was doubled, the living room enlarged by a third and enclosed in glass, and a new master bath was created. With ample built-ins, the house has minimal furniture; what is there is mostly original to the house.

Photography: Robert Batey Photography

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