North Chattanooga Residence

This North Chattanooga Residence was completed in August, and after the clients were settled in, we went back in October to have the house photographed. The couple loves the way the house turned out, and so do we. Comparing the final building with the design rendering below, you can see that the project turned out almost exactly as planned. You can see the design process for this home in posts here, here, here, and here.

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The house was designed for a couple with grown children who wanted a smaller home that would be comfortable and easy to care for. The living spaces and master bedroom suite are all on one level. The second level holds a guest bedroom and bath and a small reading nook in the stair landing. The couple are also artists and art collectors so the house had to be planned for the display of their art collection and include a small studio.

New Blue Construction did a great job with the project and the workmanship is just fantastic. The house is full of custom details--for example, the open riser stair and the deep counters at the kitchen sink which create a plant shelf. Without the attention of a masterful builder to such features, the outcome would not have been nearly as elegant. Even details that you can't see are designed and executed with intention. The house is built using advanced framing, which saves lumber and allows for more insulation in the walls. The crawlspace is sealed and insulated and the exterior air barrier is carefully detailed and installed to minimize air leakage. Fittingly, at the time of the blower door test, the house set a new record with the local testing agency for airtightness.

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Morgan Nowland did the photography to record the project; the images came out beautifully. I spent a half day on site with Morgan to plan the shoot and help where I could (OK, I mostly moved furniture around) and it was truly enjoyable.

These images and others will get a permanent home on the website soon. In the meantime, The clients are enjoying their new home in North Chattanooga.