Country French

In this 7,000 s.f. residence in Jackson, Mississippi, Tate employed a variety of styles to invoke a range of emotions. Approached by a courtyard, the stucco and stone facade’s complete with turrets resembles an old Norman dwelling. While this style lends the street-side facade an introverted, protective attitude, a Mediterranean-style loggia overlooking a lake creates an extroverted mood on the rear. Within, rooms include an antique stone-and-cabochon paved entrance hall, a dining room with lime-coated paneling, and a massive living room with large French doors opening to the landscape. The dwelling invites residents to take a daily journey through an iron gate into the reassuring enclosure of the courtyard, into the welcoming embrace of the entrance hall, and finally toward the uplifting aspect of the lake.