SPITZMILLER & NORRIS
Blackberry Farm Walland, TN
Blackberry Farm, is a 4,200-acre luxury hotel and cottage retreat, located in Walland, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is home to 62 estate and cottage rooms. One of America’s favorite intimate luxury small hotels, Blackberry Farm has received many accolades from Conde Naste Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Zagat Travel Guide, Southern Living Readers’ Choice, Departures, Wines Spectator and USA Today. In addition these structures have been featured in many publications including Southern Accents, Traditional Home, and O Magazine. Blackberry won the 2003 Zagat survey for Best Small Hotel in 2004.
Spitzmiller and Norris recently completed a 19 plus year collaboration at Blackberry Farm. They have designed numerous renovations for the “Main House”, designed the widely published signature Boat House, Oak Cottage, Chestnut Cottage, Yallahammer Pavilion, Holly Glade Cottages, Singing Brook Cottages and the Hill Cottages. They have also designed several private residences including The Maple Cottage and the proprietor’s home for Sam and Mary Celeste Beall. Sam & Mary Celeste Beall home – as featured in Architectural Digest “In the Vernacular” November 2012 also, featured in Suzanne Kasler Timeless Style by Rizzoli Books
The home draws on local building materials with a ‘Southern Flair’ for the second generation of owners of Blackberry Farm, Sam and Mary Celeste Beall. The home took advantage to using local artisans, featuring stone from the property, hewn beams, plank wood walls, wonderful entertaining and family spaces.
Maple Cottage: Featured in Southern Accents “Cottage Industry” and HGTV “Homes Across America “Situated on the grounds of Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, this board and batten country house is a blend of blue jean casual and black tie formal to enhance the comfortable style of living and entertaining by original owners Kreis and Sandy Beall. The setting requires large windows showing off natural vistas and porches calling you to come out doors. The kitchen was designed for either family gatherings or Blackberry Farm cooking schools depending on the time of year! Kreis Beall said “This is how wonderful our relationship with Spitzmiller & Norris – I called Bob Norris on the phone and told him everything I envisioned, and it wasn’t two days later that the plan arrived. They’re that good.” “From Maple Cottage to all the other houses we’ve owned—it has to go from blue jeans to black tie, and it has to be comfortable for kids, dogs and grown-ups” Interiors by Stanley Ellis