By Christina Davenport / Photography by Trevor Long
The search for a favorable school district is what ultimately led Renee and Glen Craig to their storybook home atop Lookout Mountain. Nestled within a thicket of woods, this property has been home to the Craigs for nearly three decades. But the charming and comfortable spaces that comprise the house have been a labor of love. Originally built in 1949, the home has seen several renovations, each getting one step closer to Glen and Renee’s ultimate vision.
“Renee actually viewed the house while I was out of town on a business trip. She just kept saying how good the bones were,” says Glen. “When we bought the house, we knew it was going to be a big project, but we decided we were okay with that.”
On the exterior of the home, plenty of natural stone meanders through a lush yard and gives the home a real sense of place. White window casings punctuate white lap siding and offer up simplicity while retaining beauty.
“One of the main challenges for me has been that I love things that are new and shiny, but this is an old house,” says Renee. “It’s always had a very cozy feel, and I didn’t want to lose that.”