The Hamilton Home
When the last of the Hamilton children flew the coop, Joni and Bob knew it was time for a change. With no children to chauffeur to and from school anymore, they were ready to find a home that suited their new normal.
“It was time for us to slow down a bit,” explains Joni. “Our house also wasn’t being used like it once was. All of our common spaces were on the main floor, so we barely ever went upstairs or to the basement. It was just too big for two people.”
Upon the recommendation of a few friends, the Hamiltons began to consider the Ooltewah area as a place to put down roots.
“We first visited the Cambridge Square development when there were just three model homes. I remember thinking there was no way I was going to like it. “It took some convincing, but when I finally agreed to check out the models, I was blown away at how spacious the homes felt. It didn’t feel like I thought it was going to feel,” shares Joni.
Within no time, Joni and Bob found themselves living in a new house, built by Barry Payne of BP Construction, that they could make their own.
“I have only ever lived in older homes, so it has been really nice to not have that maintenance and upkeep that comes with them,” says Joni. “It was refreshing to be able to come into this house and design things how I wanted them.”
By Christina Cannon | Photography by Creative Revolver