Located in the prestigious Eastover neighborhood of Jackson, Mississippi, this house began life in the international-style of the 1950’s. While still retaining its original one-story brick exterior, Tate’s new additions include an asymmetrical pair of two- story wings and a new carport and glass stairwell- all designed in a late 20th century modern style to accommodate the needs of a family of five. In his artful reinterpretation of the original residence, Tate stripped the interior down to the studs, opening up the floor plan to create a more open flow, and a new dining room was added where the carport once stood. Graphic contemporary interior finishes replace the original dated decor. Walls of plate glass merge the interior with its wooded setting, fulfilling the clients’ vision of living in a quiet sanctuary surrounded by nature. This house truly reflects the beauty and calm of Modernism in a natural setting.