The Hartman Home
For Janet and Ricky Hartman, nothing quite beats a day on the water. After spending decades in other homes in and around the city, Ricky, who grew up on the lake, was ready for a change of scenery, and his family couldn’t have been more supportive.
By Christina Cannon / Photography by Tretheway Media
“Instead of looking for a lake house property that we would only enjoy on the weekends, we decided we wanted to move where we could enjoy being on the water year-round,” explains Janet. And just like that, a three-year process of looking for the perfect property began.
“We also were very mindful of location,” adds Janet. “We wanted to be somewhere convenient for everyone in our family, which made it even tougher to find what we were looking for.”
After coming across a home situated right on the banks of the Tennessee River, the Hartmans immediately knew it was what their family needed, and they put in an offer that same night. Not only did the purchase of the home move fast, but the renovation did too. The day after closing, Janet and Ricky got to work laying out a plan to transform the house into their home, and within a few months, the family was already mostly settled in.