Old Natchez Trace Guest Suite Remodel

The owners of this colonial revival home built in 1989 and surrounded by acres of lush farmland tasked Trace Ventures with remodeling their guest suite to make it more comfortable for visiting family and friends, all while invoking an old-world feel. They also wanted it accessible from the main house instead of from the garage or the existing exterior entrance.

After a full gut, the layout was reimagined to maximize every inch of the 800 square-foot space. A dividing wall was added to the bedroom to create a large walk-in closet and entry, and the kitchen and bathroom footprints were reconfigured to improve functionality. Once only accessible through the garage or an exterior entrance, the contractor added a connecting vestibular to make the guest suite accessible from the main house, painstakingly designed to match the connecting walls featuring shiplap siding. The space was finished out to give it an old-world feel the homeowner was after – Plaster of Paris was applied to the walls; reclaimed barn wood was used on the floors, box beams and a hallway wall; the white-oak cabinetry featured throughout the suite was hand burnt and distressed to lend an aged look; and handcrafted tiles from St. Louis were used in the bathroom. Details like the heated towel rack and floors in the bathroom, over-the-bed reading lights, and motorized blackout shades ensure the utmost comfort.

All photos by Paige Rumore Photography.

Project Scope

  • Interior
  • Kitchen & Bath