Monday, March 29, 2010

English Country In The Smoky Mountains

Toad Hall is composed of five log cabins set in the wooded foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee.

At one end of the great room, the open kitchen is a master chef’s kitchen. The pair of French still lifes are 18th century. The oak rack is 19th-century English.

The bedroom’s walls and ceiling inspired the high-contrast palette of the furnishings, including the cream bed hangings for the hickory-log four-poster.

The porch—“an extension of the great room”—looks out to Tadpole Cottage, left, and another outbuilding called The Writer’s Cottage. The wonderful porch is decorated in the casual vernacular that relates to the architecture of a log cabin.

Tadpole Cottage, a two-room pondside folly, is used exclusively by guests. The couple—the visionaries behind the nearby luxury hotel Blackberry Farm—built all the cabins from antique timbers. Read A Tale of Toad Hall.


10-photo slideshow photography by Jeff Herr for Architectural Digest

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1 comment:

AshTreeCottage said...

I would be very content with Tadpole Cottage!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo