Streamlined Style

The Jones Home

Marcus and Althea Jones loved their Northshore home, so when the opportunity came to build a home where they could customize the space to how their family spent their time, it was a no brainer.

“We were in our last home for seven years, and we made a lot of really good memories there,” says Marcus Jones. “So we were really excited when we learned that we’d be able to stay in the same neighborhood and design a house that fits the way we live.” 

By Christina Davenport

Photography by Ryan Dugger/Creative Revolver



Marcus, McCorey, Myles, and Althea Jones

Marcus, McCorey, Myles, and Althea


front door of Jones family home in Chattanooga


As guests near the Jones home, the spaciousness that was so important to this family of four is immediately apparent. A charming dormer window emerges from a suite of gables, and the façade of the home is tastefully outfitted with a combination of stacked stone and shake siding. 

A large front porch is sectioned off with wooden beams and is home to a pair of rocking chairs. The black metal of the chairs is repeated in the window frames, many of which sport a cathedral design for an elegant touch.

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Stepping through the stately front door flanked by sidelights takes guests into the main living space. To the left, a vibrant painting provides a stark contrast with the Snow Bound white walls, while the right side of the space houses the formal dining area.

Here, six studded parsons chairs expertly blend both upholstery and wood and surround a large table that is centered on a two-toned transitional rug. The pendant light hanging above the table plays off of a similar fixture in the foyer and adds even more light to the bank of natural light flooding the space.

“When we were designing this house, we wanted to avoid trying to be trendy,” explains Althea. “We were going for a more timeless aesthetic, and we infused that with a traditional mountain plan with its characteristically high ceilings and open floor plan.” 

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Steps away, the living room offers a comfortable yet elegant place for relaxation. A stone fireplace mimics the masonry on the home’s exterior and is bookended by built-ins that offer plenty of space for precious family memories. The lightness of the room is broken up by the rich oak flooring and the southern pine beams that line the ceiling. 

“Our last home had more separation than this, and we knew we wanted an open concept,” says Althea. “We really wanted to be able to entertain everyone in one space, and with this layout, we can.”

On weeknights, you’ll likely find the entire Jones household watching a movie together or catching up on a family favorite TV show, The Masked Singer.

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Another area of the Jones home that sees its fair share of foot traffic is the adjacent kitchen, where the family’s streamlined, clutter-free lifestyle really comes into play. The same airy paint color that cloaks most of the home can be found on the upper cabinets, while a Caviar gray runs along the island and remaining perimeter cabinetry, as well as the vent hood.

Four barstools are nestled up to the lengthy island and add in even more materials with their leather and metal finish. This area is perfect for doing homework or whipping up a quick family breakfast amongst the quartz countertops. A mixture of ambient and task lighting is available and is offered up through recessed fixtures, under-mounted cabinetry lights, and two pendants that play off of the mountain floor plan with a faint rustic feel.

A nearby bar area provides an opportune place to craft a cocktail while keeping out of the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, and the entire space houses a suite of high-end stainless-steel appliances, which are triangulated for maximum flow and efficiency. 

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Just off of the main living space is the master suite, where a neutral color palette and pristine views promote maximum relaxation. A collection of whites, creams, beiges, and grays comprise the majority of the furniture and textiles in the room. A tufted headboard pulls the eye upward to the sophisticated angular tray ceiling, and four large picture windows give visitors a glimpse at the woods just outside.

In the master bathroom, a chic and refined aesthetic is dialed all the way up. His-and-hers vanities, latrines, and closets are on opposite sides of the room. In the middle, however, are two show-stopping options for freshening up. Large-format porcelain tile runs along the floor and walls and sets the stage for a roomy walkthrough shower. Situated between the thresholds is a freestanding soaking tub with wall-mounted chrome fixtures, and a glass chandelier adds even more class to this spa-like en-suite.

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back porch of chattanooga home with outdoor fireplace and TV


“Part of why we designed the house the way we did and wanted the space is because this is a place we want our friends and family to come and be able to spend time,” says Althea. “Especially, as the boys get older, we want to be the house that everyone wants to come to – a landing spot for their friends. We want them to be able to have fun and play and make memories that will last a lifetime.” 

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