Among many other projects, Summerour is critically celebrated for Tennessee’s lavish resort Blackberry Farm and the adventure-wellness retreat Blackberry Mountain. Yet, while often rooted in Southern landscapes, the studio’s architectural works are imbued with global design philosophies, and its European office in Florence, Italy, offers a wellspring of opportunities to play with historic details in new contexts—an overarching ethos that the studio pairs with a deep conceptual commitment to beauty, community, and sustainability.
Chroma collaborators are industry-leading creative visionaries, prolific polymaths—and amazing humans. Meet Summerour Architects, our trusted, intuitive partners on Hesse Creek Farm.
An award-winning collective of creators and conservators, Summerour Architects is a boutique design studio specializing in luxury homes, five-star hotels, unique farmsteads, and cultural destinations around the world. The international firm, founded by Keith Summerour in Atlanta in 1991, is respected for its instinctual ability to integrate classic and contemporary aesthetics. Innovating within a confluence of traditions, the studio is globally renowned for warm, elegant spaces as enchanting in our own time as in generations to come.
In a highly digital, overly mechanized world, Summerour is leading the renaissance of a nonlinear approach—an inclusive, circular methodology that foregrounds the vernacular and emphasizes the physicality of materials and the magnetic intangibility of ambiance. Human connection, too, remains a central and formal interest for the studio, measuring its legacy in terms of its everyday impact on people’s lives.
Chroma’s collaboration with Summerour has been a masterclass in trust—an easy, natural relationship that passed an instant vibe check. Studio leaders like partner and managing principal Drew Kinney have led an impeccably gracious reception of Chroma’s distinctive brand of the unexpected, infusing Summerour’s own multiplicity of interests into Hesse Creek Farm’s picturesque homestead with a high-design edge that embodies both studios’ big-picture thinking and embrace of the specialness of place.