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Jason and Katrina Wood loved building their Modern Farmhouse for their family of four to enjoy together. They knew they wanted to raise their girls how they grew up, on land away from the city life, so they found 30 acres on Bill Dedmon Road, still close to the conveniences of town and work. The home was started and completed in 2019 in just nine months from ground breaking to move in.

Jason and Katrina were married in 2004 and focused on building their careers for eight years before deciding to plunge into parenthood. Jason is the Store Manager at Bowling Green Home Furnishings, starting with them in 1999 when it was Betty and Tom’s Country Charm. Katrina is currently the Nursing Director at the Medical Center.

While English Bulldogs were their babies for the first years of marriage, adding two sweet girls has now filled their hearts and home more than they would have ever imagined, with daughters Addalyn, 7, and Willa, 4.

The house is situated on a mixture of open fields and wooded areas, offering lots of room to play and wildlife to watch, and provides plenty of space for riding ATVs, which is a family favorite. The Woods love having company, living by “the more the merrier” motto, and built the house to accommodate entertaining and open living for the family, friends and co-workers who are all welcome. The large living room, which is open to the dining area and kitchen allows for comfortable seating of over 40 people.

“We love to entertain, and we wanted large, comfortable areas for gathering friends and family together. That is exactly what this house does for us – makes a comfortable home,” said Jason.

A dark navy brick wall is a unique focal point in the living room, as well as the custom lighting throughout the home, adding flare to each individual room. The kitchen features a full slab of marble, defining the center of the room, and providing ample room for gathering and entertaining in the hub of the home. “With multiple places together within the same space, we can be together. Even if we are working on separate projects, the open floor concept allows us to be together using all the spaces at the same time,” said Jason.

The Woods home came together with many partners Jason has worked with as the store manager at Bowling Green Home Furnishings. “Honestly with all the experience that came together the house went super smooth. We were able to use a lot of customers that do construction and through the contractor expertise of Laura Childers and John Lee, everything came together better than expected,” said Jason.

Jason put in his own labor of love by building a staircase, with the stair treads built by close friends of theirs. And the couple was able to incorporate many wonderful pieces of their own, many of which came from Jason’s 20 years’ experience in the home furnishings industry, blending older furniture and decorations with new pieces as well. “We love to add pieces that we like – not necessarily because it “fits” a certain style, but just because it’s unique,” said Jason.

Other unique components in the house include the mirror on the staircase made from wood flooring from an old tobacco warehouse, the bar seating which was built in their own steel and wood shops, and the master bedroom suite which came from a small family factory in Canada. They are proud that almost every piece in their home was American made or at least built in North America. And the most intricate and challenging labor of love, is the penny floor in the office, made from over 45,000 pennies glued down one at a time.

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