Architects: Heidi Hefferlin, Principal
Photography: Sarah Dorio
Set atop a ridge in southeast Tennessee, this home had the potential for gorgeous views of the city below, but the existing building was disconnected from the grounds and didn’t take full advantage of the stunning vistas. The homeowners wanted a new master plan for their home, reorganizing the property while leaving their 100-year-old, wood frame and stucco-clad home intact. We performed a sensitive renovation, connecting the home and grounds while adding additional buildings and features on axis to preserve the home’s character. A new axis from the garage to the kitchen dually offers a functional connection and opens the home up to additional light, while a sheltered porch now extends off the other side of the axis as a covered outdoor space. We also established an axis from the main house to the guest house, better connecting the two properties and creating garden rooms bordered by walls and hedges. And finally, the rear of the house received access to the property’s views with a new sunroom, topped by a roof terrace for the master suite. In addition to these renovations, we added columns in the entry for elegant separation, and updated and renovated the interiors, including the kitchen, with custom millwork and new finishes throughout.