West Garden

Coop De Villa: An Imagined Compound

The agrarian in us calls out for connection to our food source with chickens playing a vital role in our diet and in the garden.
Playfully designed chicken coops capture our imagination and educate the future generations in the critical practice of cultivating the land.

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Designed By

Duke Design Group

As “garden imaginers,” we create spaces for outdoor living, bringing life from inside the home seamlessly outside.
Views, function, details, and aesthetics are all tailored specifically to how each homeowner lives and are all key components in our designs.

Meet the Designers

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Gavin Duke

Gavin was born in Biloxi, MS and raised in Arkansas. He is a graduate from the University of Arkansas, where he majored in Landscape Architecture. Upon graduation, Gavin moved to Tennessee with the dream of becoming a known landscape architect. The hope was to create with the talents he was given. 

With a passion for drawing and a keen sense of land, he joined forces with Ben Page to form the firm Page|Duke Landscape Architects. After 30 years with Page|Duke, Gavin achieved another dream and opened the doors of Duke Design Group in January 2022. 

Over the years, Gavin has worked with many wonderful clients in which he has received numerous awards for some of those accomplished projects.

Current boards and memberships: 

  • Friends of Warner Parks board member 
  • Belle Meade Commissioner for both the planning and historic zoning committees 
  • Member of Belle Meade’s Society of Ceres 
  • Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects 

Past services include the Professional Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas, as well a former board member for the South East Institute of Classical Architecture and Arts. 

When not designing, Gavin can be found on long runs in the Warner Parks or spending time with his lovely wife Lorie, their adorable 14 year old daughter Poppy and their two Brittany Spaniels Teddy and Strawberry. 

Gavin’s mantra is: “From design to build is a process. It takes time; time to envision, time to reveal itself and time to mature.” 

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West Cook

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West has been in the construction business for 20 years in the custom residential space. West is a native Nashvillian and is very active in the community. He graduated from Battle ground Academy in Franklin. He then graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After graduating and working for 10 years in the electronic payment industry, West earned an MBA at Vanderbilt’s Own Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Cook wishes to thank the following contributors who have supplied materials and services to construct the chicken coops:

Above All Roofing, Architectural Heritage, Cook Builders, Duke Design Group, The Dutch Touch Painting, Kimball and Bean, Light Co, Nashville Landscape Systems, Natchez Stone, Vintage Millworks, Walker Lumber

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Gale Higgs

Gale Higgs owner of Nashville Landscape Systems, Inc. has been providing landscape, irrigation, and maintenance services in Middle Tennessee since 1979. We pride ourselves on providing the most up to date services for our clients in the State if Tennessee. Our goal is to provide the clients with a beautiful happy home by providing the best plants and installation possible to make there dream home come true.

Our Collaborators:

Above All Roofing, Architectural Heritage, Cook Builders, Duke Design Group, The Dutch Touch Painting, Kimball and Bean, Light Co, Nashville Landscape Systems, Natchez Stone, Vintage Millworks, Walker Lumber

Chicken Coop Design By

Martha Stewart & Christopher Spitzmiller

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Martha Stewart is the Founder of the first multi-channel lifestyle company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, an entrepreneur, bestselling author of 99 to date lifestyle books and Emmy Award-winning television show host. Reaching more than 100 million devoted fans on a monthly basis through her magazines, television shows, books, and products for the home, sold at multiple retail and online outlets, Martha is the “go-to” source for the homemaker. She and her talented staff provide trusted, timely, and useful information on all aspects of everyday living: cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, healthy living, holidays, weddings and pet care, both in print and social media.

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Christopher Spitzmiller’s lamps, tableware, and other ceramics are found in every chic A-list interior, including the White House, and featured in celebrated publications including Architectural Digest and the Wall Street Journal. He is on the board of the Garden Conservancy and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.

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Peacock, Entry Benches, Chicken Coops, and Chicken Run are for sale.

If you are interested in purchasing please contact amy@antiquesandgardenshow.com


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