By Christina Davenport / Photography by Trevor Long
For Beth and Ryan Murphy, there’s just something special about living on Lookout Mountain. “My husband grew up here, and our previous house was just two streets over,” Beth shares. Although the Murphys loved their prior home, with three growing kids, they were quickly running out of space. “We were busting at the seams,” she explains. “At the time, my oldest was in high school, and I also wanted a place that, once he went off to college, he would always feel comfortable coming back to.”
The Murphys have been living in their home for over two decades and have loved every moment of it. The hallways once full of their own kids’ laughter now welcome that of their grandchildren, and several renovations have made the home a prime spot to host gatherings for friends and family.
Equally as charming as the inside of the home, the exterior sports white lap siding with idyllic light gray shutters. Brick runs around the base of the home and appears again in the chimney stack, while ferns, hydrangeas, and other shrubs embellish the storybook landscape.