A Tennessee Midcentury Topped With a Curious Hat Gets a Reverent Renovation

Inspired by the home’s floating mansard roof, the homeowners hire Nashville architect Michael Goorevich to revitalize it from top to bottom.

Midcentury living isn’t for everyone, but when Amy and Craig Clark saw a 1956 gem hit the market in the Nashville suburb of Belle Meade, they knew it would work for them. The 4,573-square-foot, single-story house stands out with its mostly flat roofline topped by a curious "hat"—a shingled mansard punched up over the clerestory-windowed entry and central living space.

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Elizabeth Fazzare
Elizabeth Fazzare is a New York-based editor and journalist who covers architecture, design, and culture for publications including Architect, Architectural Digest, and Dwell.


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