In the area known as Tyne Meade — the neighborhood bordered by Belle Meade, Green Hills and Forest Hills — sits this recently completed masterpiece at 4505 Wayland Drive. Perched in the hilly section of the street, the phenomenal modern residence boasts 6,222 square feet of living space spread across three well-conceived levels.

When builder and developer Baird Graham of BGC Construction saw the property, he knew exactly the house the land called for and enlisted Zinc Architecture’s Zach Provonchee to create the clean, minimalist design he envisioned. Baird’s hands-on approach and characteristic attention to detail is seen everywhere, from the floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of natural light and views to the extraordinary materials, finishes and technological equipment.


Baird built the home for today’s lifestyle. The open, main level is perfect for both entertaining and everyday living. It brings the outdoors in, thanks to two walls of windows and glass doors that open onto a terrace. The adjacent kitchen is a chef's dream, both functional and beautiful with a waterfall island, marble countertops, custom cabinetry and top-grade Sub-Zero appliances. Off the kitchen is a working pantry fitted with appliances and plenty of storage and counter space. The formal dining room and office are located at either end of this level.


The spacious master suite, secluded behind the kitchen, has a walk-in closet and spa-like master bath, complete with a massive soaking tub overlooking the backyard from another floor-to-ceiling window. In addition to the master, there are four oversized bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, walk-in closet and large windows. One of the upstairs bedrooms opens onto a rooftop terrace, and on top of that floor, an expansive rooftop deck, with 360-degree views, could almost be considered a fourth floor as it makes a perfect spot to enjoy sunny days or sunset cocktails. The home also offers modern features, including an elevator servicing all “four” floors, smart panels, surround sound, natural hardwood flooring and a three-car garage with electric charging station.

For those who appreciate fine design, outstanding craftsmanship and a luxurious approach to hosting friends and family, all in a quiet, convenient neighborhood, 4505 Wayland offers that and much, much more.

Photographs by Audrey Spillman