stone that clads the house is harvested from the site and gives the |
impression the house is growing out of the bluff.
From the designing architect firm's website, " According to local lore, this is a sacred site used by the Cherokee nation for spiritual meditation. With this sacred aspect in mind, the house was designed so it could not be seen from the valley below. The house is laid out in a traditional dog trot plan with a separated garage connected to the house with a covered walkway. The covered area provides a porch on the east side for enjoying morning light."
The designers of the house made the most of its space with this great open plan, high ceiling design. The Silvan Collection, a reclaimed heart pine product from Albany Woodworks with random widths and a mix of grain patterns, knots and naily with light surface checking, was used as the flooring. In addition, the heart pine walls and ceiling paneling matched with natural stone walls gives the Tennessee home an organic feel. The exposed metal beams add the perfect industrial, modern addition to the home.
The homeowners incorporated several floor to ceiling windows to create an outdoor feel inside. The large sliding glass door extends the living space to the outdoor patio with the stunning view of the mountains. "The house orients north with an all glass wall that acts as a camera lens, focused on the valley below. A large overhang protects the front glass and reflects the sound of the waterfall in the rock bluff adjacent to the house. The house is used as a refuge from daily life. The owner relaxes by exploring the forest and the bluffs surrounding the property." To get this look for your home contact us at www.albanywoodworks.com.
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