With stunning craftsmanship, a classic Federal style home has fresh inspiring interior finishes creating a beautiful, new home in Franklin’s pretty boutique neighborhood – Water Leaf.

Federal Home Style – Franklin New Home

Federal style architecture takes its name from the period of time in United States history between 1780 and 1830 for homes built in this style in the newly founded country.  Known for simplicity and clean lines on a symmetrical structure, typically the front entry of the home has the most embellishment including small porches and doors with sidelights.

Federal style home, Water Leaf, Franklin, TN, Carbine & Associates

With a classic Federal style exterior, the Carbine built home in Water Leaf neighborhood of Williamson County is filled with fresh choices in finishes.


Federal style home, Water Leaf, Franklin, TN, Carbine And Associates

When you step into the Federal style home built by Carbine And Associates in Water Leaf neighborhood, you find historic architectural detailing including pattress plates seen above flanking the entry.  

Carbine’s recently completed new home at 5000 Water Leaf Drive has historic detailing in the Federal style house from the charming exterior circular pattress plates (see above) down to the interior ceramic door knobs. 



The white porcelain knob is completed with an oil rubbed bronze rectangular rosette for a pretty vignette.

Timeless Craftsmanship

When you step into the home, the interior craftsmanship creates a timeless feel and energy in the home.  Carbine is known for beautiful wood detailing. 


wainscoting-foyer-Federal-new-home-Carbine-And-Associates, photo by Shelby Foldy

Wrapped in wainscoting, the foyer of the new Federal style home has a classic, historic flair. (Photo by Shelby Foldy for J & K Design Studio)


Wainscoting, or wood paneling, wraps the foyer, staircase and dining room giving the home a classic look. And, kudos to our design partners J & K Design Studio for finding the right balance of historic detailing and fresh interior finishes as seen in their recent styling of this home.



Pretty wainscoting is continued from the Federal home’s foyer to the dining area designed by J & K Design Studio. (Photo by Shelby Foldy for J & K Design Studio)


The downstairs powder bathroom continues the wood detailing with batten strips. The J & K Design sketch of the space comes to life once the gorgeous shade of Sherwin Williams “Smokey Blue” is added.



Before: Carbine & Associates created a charming powder bath using batten strips based on the design sketch created by J & K Design Studio.



After: Carbine’s powder bath in the Federal style new home comes alive when Sherwin Williams “Smokey Blue” was selected by J & K Design Studio. (Photo by Shelby Foldy)

Fresh, Inspiring Interior Finishes

 New homes with a historic flair find a balance when fresh interior finishes are used.  The kitchen, with interior transoms, has honed Carrara marble mixed with mosaic backsplash from the Robert Stern Collection with pretty brushed gold faucet and drawer pulls.


The open floor plan connects the kitchen to the family room with a soaring ceiling accented with beams.  The focal point is the pretty black and aged brass chandelier – a great example of fresh choices for a classic home. 


The Federal style home has an open floor plan. The living room is accented with exposed beams and a beautiful black and aged gold chandelier. (Photo by Shelby Foldy for J & K Design Studio)

One of the many don’t miss elements of the home is the stunning master bathroom.  You may have long-admired antique claw-footed tubs and you’ll adore the modern replica in the master bathroom complete with oil-bronze rubbed feet!


Reproduction claw-foot tub in Carbine’s Federal style home is wrapped by ice white gloss subway tile. (Photo by Shelby Foldy for J & K Design Studio)

Tour This Home Today

If you are looking for a new home with classic architecture and fresh interior finishes, you’ll want to visit this gorgeous 4,296 square foot home with four bedrooms, three and half baths and a three-car garage in the pretty Franklin community of Water Leaf, located off Gosey Hill Road with easy access to I-840. 

Visit the open house this Sunday, March 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or schedule a private tour today with broker Beth Sturm, Carbine Realty Group, at 615-351-0039.