• Net-Positive Energy Home
  • Passive & Active Solar
  • Solar Hot Water heating
  • Geothermal & de-superheater
  • Spray foam insulation
  • Energy Star Metal Roof
  • 5,200 gal rainwater reclamation
  • Natural & sustainable finishes

This unique hand-hewn poplar sided barn home was designed for an experienced general contractor and his family on a beautiful 22 acre hillside site with breathtaking views. 

Exoterra worked closely with the contractor to design the structure and plans efficiently and in accordance with the clients' needs. This modern barn home will provide decades of comfort and enjoyment. 

Glenn Marcum

EcoStruct Construction

Pleasant View, TN

Summer 2018​

275 SF

Concept Home

Nashville, TN

3,400 SF ±

Raymond Clayton

Clayton Construction

Watertown, TN

Summer 2017​

2,000± SF Home

1,600SF Barn/Garage

Andrew & Christine Solsbury

Exoterra Development, LLC

Nashville, TN

Fall 2017

5,248 SF





Commissioned as a relatively simple modern pool cabana, the clients were struggling to bring their vision and various aesthetic tastes together. Exoterra stepped in and developed a Schematic Design that the clients loved and they were broke ground shortly thereafter. 

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Carefully sited along a ridge on their 20-acre rolling lot, this high-performance custom home was designed as this couple's final retirement home. With BIG dreams and a streamlined budget, Exoterra set out to design a home that took advantage of the sites' wooded views while orienting the home to capture as much natural light as possible. We worked closely with our clients to make design adjustments to assist in their budget goals and the end product was extremely well-received. 

Wishing You a Happy and

Joy-Filled Retirement!!

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John Patrick & Rebecca Selove

Green Home

Joelton, TN

Summer 2010

1,762 SF


LEED Platinum Certified - 2011

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USGBC's Green Star Award

This ​extraordinary home became the "unexpected" vision of our clients. After asking us for a "modern farmhouse" the clients used the phrase "aesthetically jarred" after seeing our concept design model. After explaining how the design solution met, or exceeded, each of their programmatic requirements the clients asked us to continue with the design with only minor adjustments. The end product, forged by shear will and bounded rationalism, became an award winning home that the clients have thoroughly enjoyed.

Peter & Susan Schulert


Mt. Juliet, TN

9,732 SF


Lloyd & Mitzi Grogan

​Brandon Frank Construction 

Ridgetop, TN

Summer 2017

3,737 SF

Exoterra Development, LLC

White House, TN

Summer 2016

2,669 SF


The original 1960's ranch style home was in significant need of replacement. We were directed to reuse three of the four existing basement walls and then add onto the house to achieve the clients' programmatic goals. Directly adjacent to thousands of acres of parkland, the roof top deck became a driving force in the design. The angled living room addition was added and oriented to prepare for future solar photovoltaic panels. The unique custom home offers beautiful views, natural daylight, and is extremely energy efficient. ​​

Exoterra provided design and Construction documents for this high-performance builder spec home. ​

After waiting many years to update their home, the Schulert's, a returning client, commissioned Exoterra to develop a Master Plan design to incorporate a range of features on their estate that they had been dreaming about for years. After much planning and consideration, the clients decided to simplify their vision and planned to develop a dream home a little later on life. 

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A single story concept design that never really got off the ground. After siting the home and arriving at a design that the client seemed to love, the project went on hold after the client was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. 

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Several concept designs produced for a Nashville client over a 12-year span. 

All design concepts were fundamentally based on sustainable design principles. Designs evolved, then the project would go on hold. Then the client would come back with more ideas, the design would restart, then the client would put the project on hold again. 


Sometimes you run into clients and projects that were just not meant to be.

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Mark & Amy West

Mark West / Real Builders / other contractors

Goodlettsville, TN

Spring 2018​

2,854 SF

Dr. Gary Bienvenu

Pleasant View, TN


2,893 SF

After they toured one of our LEED Platinum Certified homes, the clients commissioned Exoterra to design their custom, high-performance home. After designing the barn for their 25-acre farm, Exoterra began design on the couple's new passive & active solar, energy-efficient, ICF & spray foam insulated home. Protected by Western shade trees, this home is stunning, comfortable and efficient. Detailed with natural wood beams, and rough-sawn timber, the home is light-filled, warm, and welcoming.

Around the same time they moved in, Wayne performed our founder's wedding ceremony! 

Wayne & Carrie Causey

Exoterra Development, LLC

Portland, TN

Summer 2015​

2,378 SF

This 1981 underground Terradome home was owned and fully renovated by Exoterra's founder over a 15-year period. All three bathrooms were gutted and updated, as was the entire Kitchen. Existing antique barn wood detailing on the interior was modified and expanded in different areas of the home. All new bamboo flooring, tile and limited carpeted finishes were installed. The home had a new Daikin VRF commercial HVAC system installed, an Ultra-Aire whole-house dehumidifier, and a radon mitigation system. A new drainable EIFS exterior wall system was installed along with new LED lighting inside and out. The pool was refinished and landscaping replaced, as well. This magnificent estate on 8.7 acres will continue to provide its owners with years of comfortable, well-protected, covert living with breath-taking views of nature.