By Christina Davenport / Photography by Trevor Long
For Kevin Vaughn, life is a little sweeter when it’s curated, and the spaces throughout his home are no exception. Looking to come back home to Chattanooga after living in Nashville for the better part of a decade, Vaughn and his partner Marcus McKamey set out to find a property that checked a number of boxes.
“There wasn’t a lot of inventory to pick from at the time, and we had a lot on our wishlist,” he says. “We had always lived in older, historic homes and really loved their character. At the same time, we were looking for a little more space, especially when it came to the kitchen and master suite, and we wanted a two-car garage. We found this house which had been overlooked by quite a few buyers. I just really saw the potential in it.”
Following its purchase, the home was transformed into a Tudor-inspired ranch, and Vaughn set out on a series of renovations to elevate the home’s charm and ensure it reflected their personality.
Lovingly named Eden Hollow by the previous homeowners due to its prime location nestled in the woods, this home is bestrewn in dappled light and projects a polished elegance from the exterior alone. Brick wraps around the house while a trio of mantle clock dormers command attention and add visual interest. Two larger-than-life lanterns flank the sidewalk that leads to the home’s entry, and pair of sconces on either side of the double doors adds a layer of charm and warmth.