House Updates 5 -- Roddy Bridge Road, Thompson's Station, Tennessee


A lot can change in 7 years. When we first visited this home on Roddy Bridge Road in Thompson's Station, Tennessee, it was brand new and builder basic-- pretty much how my blog looked then, too! Let's see what the house has been up to since, and check if my decorating suggestions have stood the test of time.
Here's the blank slate of the foyer in 2014:

I suggested adding wainscoting and sconces:

{Linda McDougald}

In real life, the new homeowners kept it a little more simple and suitable to their surroundings:

For the family room, I picked a pretty, neutral design with a few colorful accents:

{Mona Hajj}

My suggestion wasn't too far off the mark in terms of the colors and furniture placement it ended up with:

In the dining room, I liked the idea of adding shelves above the built-in cabinets:

{Jauregui Architecture}

Once again, the homeowners kept it a little more simple:

They made up for it, though, in their pretty master bedroom. (I didn't show it in my original post.)

Since I didn't have a plan for it in 2014, I'll show you how I would complicate the design in 2021, using one of the same designers that inspired me on the first go-round:

{Mona Hajj}

I did have a 2014 patio plan, which involved grilling and wicker:

I'm glad to see that was in the homeowner's plans as well:

I think my design ideas held up pretty well, but I played it pretty safe. I'll make one more suggestion that's a little more adventurous:

We can check back in another 7 years and see if it all still holds up. Any guesses which elements will look "so early 21st century" to us?

Just like the house, the town of Thompson's Station has seen a lot of changes over the past 7 years. 25 miles south of Nashville and growing as rapidly as the other cities in that metro area, the town's population has more than doubled (2,194 to 7,485) since 2010. No wonder the house was only on the market for a month in 2019.

Like many communities, Thompson's Station didn't really get going until the 1855 arrival of the railroad (and its station) and when a wealthy citizen (Dr. Elijah Thompson) donated land for a town.

It's known as a Civil War battle site.

After that, things were pretty quiet in Thompson's Station until the 1990's when the town officially incorporated and started thinking big. Just like with the Roddy Bridge house, it won't look like how they first envisioned it, but it might just turn out even better.

The house isn't currently on the market, but the updated photos are here.

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