825 Kendall Drive | Nashville | 37209
Architecture: Bruce Draper
Built 1955, 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2900 square feet
Nashville Architect Bruce Draper was a recent graduate of the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin School of Architecture when he designed this home for Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Margaret Martin in 1955. An entire acre of a sloping wooded hillside with over 50 native trees gives rise to Roman brick emerging from the earth, topped by a cantilevered second floor constructed of Oregon redwood. The Martin House embodies many elements of Wright architecture, including a flat overhanging roof, mitered corner windows, a built-in sofa, and interior and exterior floating stairs. Many original elements of this house have been carefully preserved since the time of original construction, including interior redwood paneling, travertine cabinet handles, original Honeywell TapLite wall switches, and redwood-framed casement windows with roll-a-screen covers.