Duncan Avenue

 

DUNCAN AVENUE

Renovation

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Architects: Heidi Hefferlin, Principal

Photography: Sarah Dorio


The Duncan home was built in 1918 and was owned by the same family until 2007. It sat empty until 2018 and had fallen into disrepair and neglect when the clients bought it. The new owners saw potential in the home’s beautiful craftsman woodwork and operational and well-preserved windows and doors.


We started by removing the rear garage roofs that had caved in, as well as the walls that had been built to enclose the previous grand porch. We opened up the walls between the kitchen and the dining room to give better flow and to connect the living, dining, and kitchen spaces. The bedrooms and half bath were preserved and the bathroom was fitted with new tile and plumbing fixtures. We dug out the basement crawl space to create a functional entertainment room and laundry room. At the back of the house, we added a garage with a master suite above. This allowed for living on one floor in a spacious linear experience.


High efficiency heating and air; new plumbing, electrical, and lighting; and a totally new kitchen created a comfortable, luxurious modern experience in an old home and neighborhood.


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