Sweeping views of the Tennessee river inspire an artist and her husband to set down roots.
by Jennifer Sergent
PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM ABRANOWICZ, ART + COMMERCE / STYLING BY ELEANOR ROPER
Bill and Teri Nix—natives of Montgomery, Alabama—“didn’t know a soul” when Bill’s job necessitated a move to Knoxville, Tennessee, Teri remembers. But once they found an 8-acre plot on the Tennessee River, they saw an opportunity to create a waterfront homestead where they could entertain a new coterie of friends and host their children and grandchildren for overnight stays. They called on Birmingham architect Jeffrey Dungan, whose work they’d long admired, to realize their vision. The property, Dungan notes, truly was a blank slate. “It had a Southern, little-rolling-hillside, agrarian feel to it, with a few trees to help nestle the house”….Read Full Article