Embracing Arts & Crafts

“It’s not often that architect Steven Ginn is asked to tear down half a house, then renovate the remaining half. But the prospect of a crazy complicated project didn’t deter the veteran architect. In fact, he welcomed the challenges of creating a cohesive home for his clients, Rod and Lisa…

November 5, 2019

Woolworth Kitchen Remodel

A narrow island and tall cabinets make this remodeled kitchen functional, despite the narrow footprint. The island is the focal point—site-cast concrete accented with black quartz and cherry cabinets—and the laminated maple ceiling panel was inspired by boiling water…

April 1, 2018

Grand award: Kitchen in a Remodeled Home, over 3,000 square feet

“Cool ideas, great materials, and universal design that’s stylish,” said the judges of the Woolworth kitchen. The jury gave the kitchen a Grand Award for how well it delivers on program requirements: a clean, contemporary space with anattached home office and ease of mobility for the…

Farm Simple Meets High Design at Bellswoods

The home of David and Diane Bell is the fruit of conscientious design, a reverent attention to landscape, and an affection for trees that has lingered in the family’s bloodline for generations. While its steel framing and prominent angles conjure the best of modernist…

From drab to dream: Owners bulldoze half their Fairacres home to fulfill their vision

The entire project took two years, and by its end, the Johnsons also had extended the facade of the house, pitched the roof, redesigned nearly every room, overhauled the backyard and built a new detached garage with space and utilities overhead to allow for a future loft. “There’s 60 sheets of drawings to do this house,” Ginn said. “Doing most houses…

May 22, 2017

Kitchen Remodel: From passe to the present

Architect Steven Ginn knew this kitchen was going to be a challenge the moment he laid eyes on it. Long, narrow, and dated, the original kitchen bisected the house, with its only windows at each end. The space acted as the hub of the home, with six doors entering into it. Ginn’s clients…

August 26, 2014

Bell Woods

Located atop a steep hill in Tennessee, this new residence attempts to assert itself as both contemporary and deeply rooted in the history of its place. The hilltop sits in a densely forested grove with vignetted views over a valley, establishing the agrarian context that inspired the design…

May 30, 2014