A Treetop Tudor Chateau

Beautiful luxury home back exterior mountain setting Tudor style Chattanooga

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Builder: Glenn Walker, Glenn R. Walker Builder, LLC
Interior designer: Juliet Braly, NCIDQ, Juliet Braly Interior Design

This decadently traditional homestead tucked into a mountain setting features a perfect marriage of updated luxury and classic elements. The exteriors showcase a blend of warm, neutral tones and natural materials including mountain stone and taupe stucco accented with traditional Tudor-style trim.


By Katie Faulkner | Photography by Philip Slowiak
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A vaulted and wood-planked ceiling with beams adds a nice texture and volume to two of the main living spaces. The formal dining and living rooms are open to each other, and both ends of this vaulted corridor feature exceptionally tall windows with custom plantation-style wooden shutters that lend both light and character to the space. Traditional cherry and mahogany furniture complements the deep red Oriental area rugs and wildlife décor. To balance the rich colors of the traditional styling, a soft taupe covers the walls as a lighter backdrop. Builder Glenn Walker says, “With stained floors, shutters, and doors, painting the ceiling, beams and all, made for an excellent contrast.”

Learn more about Glenn R. Walker Builder, LLC at grwbuilder@epbfi.com.

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Down the hall from the dining and living rooms is a traditional U-shaped kitchen with island seating. The custom cabinetry in an off-white tone carries a slightly old-world feel from the glaze that highlights its paneled doors. Black granite countertops pop against the lighter cabinetry.

To the back of the kitchen, casement picture windows flank the focal point of the room; the custom copper hood over the cooktop is a show-stealing feature. A reclaimed
brick backsplash, laid in a herringbone pattern, extends across the rest of the back wall in a traditional pattern and picks up tones of the striking copper hood.

Stainless appliances, fit for a gourmet kitchen, wrap the perimeter of the room. Double ovens, a professional grade refrigerator, a gas cooktop, and built-in wine racks are just a few of the high-end characteristics rounding out this kitchen.

Appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures: Ferguson

Cabinets: Chattanooga Cabinets & Floors, LLC

Cabinetry design: Devin J. Sucher, Shaun Bowman, and Craig McRae, Chattanooga Cabinets & Floors, LLC

Countertops and reclaimed brick: Stone Source, Inc.

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The kitchen opens up to a cozy keeping room, nestled under a coffered ceiling. An extra-wide archway separates the two rooms. As Walker points out, “I think the corner beading on the edges of the doorways creates an appealing look. Rather than sharp edges, the curve has a very classic look. It’s subtle but effective.” With recessed lighting and painted wood planks, the keeping room’s ceiling lends a warming touch. Hunter greens, rust-colored leather furniture, a carved cherry mantle, brass light fixtures and lamps, and dark-stained wooden accents create an elevated, traditional aesthetic. Interior designer Juliet Braly elaborates on the design’s foundation, “The homeowner’s hobby is bird hunting, and his lifestyle is pretty practical. His personal style is refined, but not stuffy, with a special love of neoclassical styling. It was a unique project to combine these styles in the interiors of the home.”

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Walker shares, “One of my favorite rooms in this house is the study connected to the master bedroom.” An elegant office is tucked off one side of the master suite and features custom woodwork in reclaimed heart pine. The material came from beams that were salvaged out of an old cotton mill in the early 19th century. Its honey-hued, heavily grained, and knotted appearance grounds the space with a sturdy, traditional ambiance. A custom built-in desk and credenza create a personalized work station, while pheasant-clad wingback armchairs add a touch of whimsy. Braly adds, “We found those pheasant wingbacks, and they are a perfect fit for the space since they pay homage to the homeowner’s passion for bird hunting while maintaining an elegant, masculine look in the study.”

Nearby, the master bathroom features marble floor tiling, a spa bathtub, a glass-encased shower, and a row of windows to help homeowners enjoy the view.

On the next page, a very traditional trim package highlights the master bedroom’s tray ceiling, while a soothing shade of blue washes over the walls. Dark-stained furniture carries the plush white duvet with ease.

Surrounded by the woods, this traditional, chateauesque home is perfectly accented with one-of-a-kind woodwork and stunning details to create a rich retreat.

Pheasant wingback chairs: Total Concepts Furniture

Bath and closet cabinetry: Chattanooga Cabinets & Floors, LLC

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Other suppliers:

Heart pine desk and credenza: Newsom Woodworks

Heart pine trim and floor installation: Tim Chamberlain

Rugs: Northgate Antique and Auction

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