The Walker Home
By Christina Davenport
Photography by Beacon Imagery
Every time the weekend rolled around, it wasn’t uncommon for the Walker family to spend their days rushing to and from downtown Chattanooga. So when a home came on the market in the energetic neighborhood of Fort Wood, it provided the perfect opportunity for the family to be closer to where they lived their lives.
“We really liked the idea of living downtown and the convenience it offered. We had also heard a lot about how great this neighborhood was, and it sounded really intriguing,” says Karen Walker.
In 2019, Karen and her husband Dan pulled the trigger on the purchase of a quaint 1910 craftsman home that afforded their family of four both the convenience and community they were looking for.
“We’ve really enjoyed living in this area, and everyone has been so inviting. We were invited to our first neighborhood party before we even moved in,” recalls Karen. “We also do something called Friday Two where on the second Friday of each month, a different house hosts the entire neighborhood. We have about 40 regulars, and it’s really neat to see all the different styles and the various projects people are working on.”