By Christina Davenport
Photography by Philip Slowiak
Nestled in a forested thicket atop Lookout Mountain is this charming home that offers up all the warmth of a traditional mountain house with a refreshed and vibrant interior. Built by John Coffelt and his team at HGH Construction, LLC, this home offers the best in relaxed living.
Upon approaching the home, visitors are greeted with a neutral façade while several styles of Hardie board siding – such as lap, board and batten, and shake – create a subtle visual interest. While at first glance this home might not seem to be an overly complex build, it wasn’t without its share of challenges.
“The lot was basically a rock bluff that looks over a stream and waterfall behind the house. But from the road, in order for the house to not feel as though it was sitting down in a hole, we had a massive fill project,” explains Coffelt. “We spent more money on the foundation than we would have liked, but this place is built like Fort Knox. Once we started to go vertical, we knew we had done the right thing.”