Unique Home Designs

Chattanooga Woodworking Academy

Preserved, Rebuilt, From-Scratch Historic Log Homes


The stone used for the original limestone chimneys and other stonework was repurposed in the reconstruction of the Easterly House; an original detail commonly found in CWA’s work.

Poe’s Tavern was built in 1817 in the territory that would become Hamilton County. The tavern was the courthouse when the county was formed in 1819. It was a known stopover on the Trail of Tears and had a significant Civil War history. The tavern was restored by CWA and dedicated in 2012; it now anchors a park in Soddy-Daisy.
The Montgomery House was built in “Old Washington,” Rhea County in 1815. The Montgomery’s were wealthy planters, but met troubled times brought upon them by the Civil War. The house was occupied until the 1950s. In 2013, it was moved and rebuilt; it is now a private residence.

One of the missions of Chattanooga Woodworking Academy (CWA) is to preserve and rebuild historic log homes. CWA rebuilds these historic homes using traditional hand tools and methods as well as hand-wrought hardware that is authentic to the time period when the homes were originally constructed.
The Easterly House is one of the first log homes built in what is now Sequatchie County. It was built in 1820, rebuilt in 2015, and is now a private residence.


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Down South Homes, LLC

 Contemporary Craftsman


North Georgia’s newest subdivision, Huntley Meadows, is home to several beautiful single-family Craftsman homes. The front door opens to an open family room with a comfy fireplace. The family room shares a large open area with the kitchen, which houses custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and a pantry for extra storage. Off the back of the family room, a covered back porch overlooks the backyard. Separate from the kitchen and family room is the dining room, which is complete with a sophisticated tray ceiling and custom molding. Also on the main floor is the master suite, which is highlighted by a large bath and separate tiled shower. An additional bedroom on this same level can serve as a guest bedroom or a home office. Both single level and two-story homes are available to accommodate family and guests.


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GreenTech Homes, LLC

Madison Park


This Southside Craftsman stays true to the classic trends while integrating the latest: a perfect mixture of elegance and natural elements sure to transcend the test of time. Among a number of perfectly appointed features, the distinctive style resonates through deliberate points of interest including brass light fixtures and white oak floors throughout, shiplap in the breakfast nook, barnwood nook shelving in the dining room, and white penny and Artigiano subway tile in the guest bath. The kitchen is home to a sleek, unobtrusive microwave drawer, a hood over a gas range, and an elegant brass faucet that sets off the white granite counters. Just off the kitchen, a white-painted brick fireplace brings a 1920s flair to the living area. In the master suite, barnwood beams set off the high ceilings, and marble plays strong in the bath area. The GreenTech design team left no detail untouched in molding this home into a spacious, stylish, and light Southside gem.



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Rustic and Open

HGH Construction

Rustic and Open


Not long ago, this mountain home was defined by its closed floor plan, which featured the kitchen, foyer, and den as individual, separated areas. HGH Construction sought to take the space afforded by those three areas and create an open-concept space that would serve the purpose of all three. The rooms were unified by breaking down and knocking out a number of walls, opening up the space. A brand new kitchen was installed, complete with appliances, plumbing fixtures, and cabinets. 200-year-old hand-hewn beams are now found around the frame of the kitchen, adding a rustic flair. The den now features brand new custom built-in bookshelves, and a newly installed wood burning fireplace brings warmth to the space. These changes, which were tailored to meet custom specifications, brought this home from separate and secluded to open and inviting.


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Broadleaf Residential



This Broadleaf Residential Ambrosia floor plan is a custom build nestled in the NorthShore. Matching white beams contrast with a stained wood front door and cool gray stone and siding to create a stunning exterior on this Craftsman farmhouse. Inside, the 3,588-square-foot home features an open floor plan. The spacious kitchen is open to the family room, making comfortable conversation simple. The five bedrooms, three full baths, and powder room make for an open, functional home. An additional bonus room upstairs can serve as a kids’ game room, but also ensures there’s ample space for guests and family. The Ambrosia features finely crafted finishes throughout, creating a timeless element of design that is sure to last through changing trends.


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Jim Morrison Development

Upscale Simplicity

Located among acres of serene, untouched land on Signal Mountain, the Union Stables subdivision is home to this country Craftsman. The 3,100-square-foot dwelling includes four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. The main floor is defined by the open floor plan design, which features a kitchen with clean white cabinetry and stormy gray countertops, a cozy breakfast nook, and a living area with a homey fireplace. Off the side of the living room is a separated dining room for private family gatherings. The master suite is also on the main floor and overlooks the large, flat backyard that backs up to quiet, rural landscape. Extending off the side of the master suite and the back of the main living area is a covered back porch with a gas log fireplace; a perfect space for family time or entertaining guests. The second floor provides ample space with three additional bedrooms, and a bonus room with a patio that overlooks the backyard. The amenities and design of this home bring convenience and comfort to the mountain.


Photography by Stephanie Garcia


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New Blue Construction

Modern & Elegant

This Enclave addition began as a labor of love for modern design that incorporates concrete, wood, and steel to create an understated, but elegant gathering place for family and friends. New Blue Construction and JCC Design Studios partnered to set the direction for the project. The open and comfortable interior space transitions effortlessly to an outdoor living area, which features custom hardscape, an outdoor kitchen, and a handcrafted Douglas fir trellis. New Blue Construction created the custom casework (teak in the outdoors; a wood-and-steel engagement inside), executed the trim details, and built the custom trellis and a striking banquette and bar. Finishing touches include a custom walnut table with steel inlay fabricated in New Blue Construction’s Southside woodshop. This Enclave addition is the result of a true collaboration of thoughtful architecture, a passionate client, and New Blue craftsmanship.


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Pratt Home Builders

The Peachtree

The Peachtree is the perfect four bedroom, three bathroom family home. A large covered porch invites you into the foyer and formal dining room, which is ready for intimate gatherings or family celebrations. Through the foyer, guests are welcomed in to an open, versatile family room and kitchen. Off the kitchen and family room is a large patio – perfect for morning coffee or weekend grilling. Also on the main floor is a guest bedroom and a mudroom with access from the garage for easy package unloading and cleanup from the day. Upstairs, the master suite offers a spacious walk-in closet and a convenient his-and-hers vanity. Two additional bedrooms and a large bonus room provide ample space for family and friends. At 2,493 square feet, the Peachtree is spacious and versatile, yet elegant and affordable.


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English Craftsman

Residential homebuilders, Brandon Waters and Mitch Holland, did a masterful job of taking a challenging home site in the heart of Riverview and expertly constructing a new home with old world style. Combining English Craftsman and Tudor architectural styles, Waters-Holland and local architect, Laurel Powell, purposefully created a unique home that blends effortlessly into the landscape and well-aged neighborhood. Details such as window size and placement helped to create both interesting and dramatic elevations from multiple street perspectives. Eaves with extended overhangs and exposed rafter tails were strategically used to achieve specific aesthetic goals. Overall, Waters-Holland and their team of professionals resolved the obstacles facing this challenging home site through creative design without compromising the function and enjoyment for the young family that resides here.


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Weller Construction

Mountain Tranquility

Working closely with the homeowners to best understand their needs and lifestyle, Weller Construction custom designed and built this 4,500-square-foot home. The design incorporates five bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, an office, and a media room. Cool blue siding and natural stone create a comfortable Craftsman appeal. Inside, the main floor holds an open concept space that is shared by the kitchen, family room, and dining room. The kitchen features a massive island, clean white countertops and perimeter cabinetry, and a bright subway tile backsplash. Just off the kitchen, richly stained wooden beams are a stunning feature in the family room and bring a rustic flair to the home. Overall, well-thought-out build and design processes created this functional and refined custom mountain home.


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The Glenway at Wild Ridge

Located in the community of Wild Ridge on Signal Mountain, The Glenway captures the Summertown feel. Inside the 2,819-square-foot English Country style home are three bedrooms (all with walk-in closets), a bonus room, three full baths, and a powder room, all of which are complete with top-of-the-line finishes throughout. The expansive kitchen, which features a massive island, opens to the vaulted breakfast room, dining room, and a great room that houses a rustic fireplace. A comfortable master suite located on the main level is home to a spacious custom shower, whirlpool tub, and double vanity. Nature is easily enjoyed from the covered back porch, as the home’s only backyard neighbor is 113 acres of forever-wild open space. This home is eco-friendly, featuring solar panels, gas heat, a tankless water heater, stainless steel appliances, LED lighting, and an electric car charger.


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