Rail Yard Studios | Werthan Lofts

This turned out to be an amazingly fun project. We've already shown some of the installation pics in another blog post back in August (click here for link) but here are the posed beauty shots taken in the studio. 

We worked closely with Smith Gee Architects as they designed and saw the WerthanLofts project come to fruition in the Germantown neighborhood just north of downtown Nashville.


The building site had been a printing facility. So as they renovated the property into residential apartments, they wanted to tie the past history in with the new.

For these custom-made benches, the seating areas are 700-pound printing press rollers still bearing the images of the last printings done on the machines. The railroad tracks ran right into the factory, and so we used rail salvaged from the site and plates manufactured by the Tennessee Coal & Iron Company. Combine all of that with oak timbers and you have an unforgettable connection to the history of the property.