By Christina Davenport
Photography by Jess Harris/Creative Revolver
From the moment Victoria Caldwell arrived in the Scenic City, she knew it was exactly where she wanted to be. Before moving to Chattanooga, Victoria had her sights set on California, but as she began to cultivate a sense of community, that desire began to rapidly shift. “All the best people in my life are right here,” she says.
After brief stints in Knoxville – where she met her now husband Aaron Thompson – and Birmingham, Victoria found herself longing to be back in Chattanooga, and the duo finally decided to make the move. With no luck finding an existing home on the market that suited their wants and needs, they set out, with the help of Collier Construction, to build their own.
The result is a contemporary dwelling that artfully blends refined touches with an approachable aesthetic.
Even from the home’s exterior, guests get a sense of the striking duality that lies just ahead. White Hardie board is a casual choice, while rich wooden accents and elongated picture windows work to elevate the home’s façade. An earthy vignette dotted with palms provides the best in front porch lounging and is a fun space to have a drink while enjoying beautiful weather.