This unique home on the western brow of Lookout Mountain was built in 2005 by its current owner, Oscar Brock, and the attention to detail is immediately apparent.
Unlike most homes, the frame of this house was built with 7x11 oak timbers and the exterior of the home does not bear any of the weight of the house.
The Hardie plank exterior does, however, provide energy efficiency that is superior to that of most other homes < keeping energy bills around $300 a month.
The interior of the home provides a rustic aesthetic, with wooden beams running the length of the ceilings, but also exhibits the luxury that one can expect from homes in this area.
³It has a more relaxed feel of a place reminiscent of older times with these
7x11 oak timbers all over the house,² says Brock. ³It feels like an old home built out on the frontier.² The floors on the main level are made of five inch Brazilian Tigerwood, a cousin to Brazilian Cherry. All of the bathrooms boast granite countertops, as does the eat-in kitchen which features a center island with a raised breakfast bar and dual convection ovens.
The great room is two stories high and features a gas fireplace surrounded by slate and stone. This room also offers access to the garage, the upper level and the powder and utility rooms. The main floor of the house also has a home office, a family room and a guest suite with a private bathroom.
The master suite, located on the carpeted second floor, features a bedroom with a sitting area with built-in shelving, another gas fireplace and a screened-in porch, which Brock says is a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The bathroom has a glass-surrounded walk-in shower, a tub, large his and her walk-in closet and dual granite vanities.
The neighborhood is safe and family friendly and is great for exercising and getting to know one¹s neighbors. More than just a conversation piece, the home offers real functionality as well as extremely low operating cost.