by American Stalls October 05, 2022
Situated in the rolling hills of Tennessee’s hunt country, this barn is a special place.
When Julie Davis had the opportunity to build her dream barn, she sketched it out on paper, using her expert eye and knowledge as an interior designer to bring her ideas to life. Situated in the heart of Tennessee’s idyllic hunt country, the Davis family horses enjoy their private barn and lush property. The picturesque landscape and thoughtfully designed space allows Fox Knoll Farm to double as a space for hosting hunt parties and events.
The custom 5-stall barn was built by hand and on site by talented woodworkers who did the board and batten along with the framing. Once the shell was up, Julie worked with many of her usual vendors – electricians, plumbers, painters and cabinet builders she works with on a daily basis at her design firm. It was fun to recruit them for her personal project and bring them to the countryside to work on a barn.
There are four stalls on the south side of the barn and a single stall on the opposing side. The individual stall is perfect for a guest or potentially a pony one day. The barn has a tack room, feed/kitchen room and a wash room on the north side of the barn.
The stunning stalls are by American Stalls. Julie had an excellent experience working with the team at American Stalls. The communication and transportation of the stalls was well organized, along with installation instructions.
“I knew if I ever got the opportunity to have my own barn, that I wanted to do European style stalls. So I did research and contacted American Stalls to have them build me what I wanted,” Julie said. “I ordered the custom European horse stall fronts, side stall partitions, horse stall doors, all the wood, the bucket hooks, blanket bars and bridle hooks from them.”
A large hay storage room and area for keeping the Polaris and other equipment is behind the sliding barn doors on the left.
The interior of the barn is completely stained and painted, there is no raw wood inside, which gives it a finished look.
Next to the tack room is the multi functional kitchen, laundry and feed room with a refrigerator, freezer, sink and spacious counter top for catering and prep work when parties are hosted at the barn. The rooms are climate controlled with heating and cooling.
The barn is functional, beautiful and designed to perfection. The tall ceiling allows the barn to feel open and spacious. Julie had fun picking out a large chandelier, gooseneck lights and lanterns. The stall fronts by American Stalls are always complimented by guests and the brick floors are another favorite feature on the interior. The custom gooseneck lights are steel and copper.
The Tack Room
The roomy tack room features a Sherwin Williams Grizzle Gray paint with a v groove specialty wall featuring custom cut panels of stained rough sawn oak. Rough sewn handmade beams are also featured in the tack room ceiling.
The room is 12′ x 17′ and is equipped with an HVAC system for temperature control which is better for the tack as well.
The barn is painted a custom shade of cream with custom green/gray doors. Lanterns, string lights and hanging planters accessorize the exterior. Julie competes in show jumping with one of her horses, the other two are hunt horses and she has a youngster that she’s currently training and bringing along.
The barn entrances each boast a set of large 12′ sliding doors which frame the barn perfectly. The extended barn aisle offers a nice photo worthy focal point for entertaining.
Thank you Julie for opening up your barn doors to Stable Style and our American Stalls team.
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