Geist wins 2018 Eater Design Award

“In a world where everything seems over the top, shiny, and flashy, Geist’s simpler approach stands out in a different way, incorporating history into consideration of the design. Housed in the former 118-year-old blacksmith shop, it took nearly three years to complete owner Doug Martin’s intensive restoration and renovation project. Built circa 1900, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, Geist’s ‘less is more’ design, a collaboration between Martin, his team, and local designer Anne Marie Garcia of Sobremesa Design, is a noticeable departure from many of Nashville’s recent openings. The shell of the original building has remained intact, and the interior has maintained a much rawer look than typically seen, with brick walls, hardwood floors, and exposed wood ceilings throughout.”

Doug Martin