New Homes in Franklin TN With Historical Architectural Influence by Mallard Homes

Mallard Homes is one of the premier builders of new homes in Franklin, TN. This blog post is the first in a 3-part series of blogs that looks more closely at the three new home floor plans that we offer:

  • The Cottage Series
  • The Garden Series
  • The Village Series

These three groups are representative of indigenous architectural styles of middle Tennessee homes that predate 1940.


The Cottage Series

This month we will be looking at the Cottage Series, which has three plans:

  • The Griffin
  • The Morgan
  • The Wilson

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The American Craftsman Influence

The Cottage Series takes its inspiration from the American Craftsman style of architecture. This architecture prevailed in the USA from about 1910 to 1925. It had clean, simple lines, in opposition to the excessively ornate Victorian style that was in vogue. The international Arts and Crafts Movement, from which American Craftsman sprang, was a revolt against manufacturing. The movement harkened back to handmade craftmanship. It eventually influenced furniture, painting, sculpture, illustration, book making, photography, fashion, and domestic design.

Some of the Craftsman style elements you will find in these three plans include:

  • a covered front porch
  • columns that support the roof
  • single dormers
  • multi-pane, wide-cased windows
  • partially paned doors

Inside you will find some of these Craftsman elements:

  • built-in cabinetry
  • a grand fireplace in the main living area
  • an open floor plan¬†with large rooms and few hallways that facilitates access from the kitchen to the rest of the house

What’s in a Name?

Each plan in the Cottage Series bears the name of a prominent architect in the Craftsman movement:

  • The Griffin – Walter B. Griffin of Chicago
  • The Morgan – Julia Morgan, the first female architect licensed in California.
  • The Wilson – Wilson Eyre, Jr. of Philadelphia.

Are You Ready for a Mallard Home?

If so, visit our Sales Office at 2054 McAvoy Drive in Franklin or call us at (615) 312-8262 to learn more about all of our new homes for sale in Lockwood Glen subdivision in Franklin, TN.