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Tennessee Hideaway

Tucked deep in 400 acres of Tennessee woods, a 3,270 square-foot guesthouse and a 3,140 square-foot caretaker house provide spectacular views of the 50-acre lake and accompanying wildlife.

Impressive construction methods included: underwater foundations comprising steel piles and stone-clad, pre-cast concrete panels, and conventional cast-in-place concrete foundations for the land-based section of house. The walls and roof were constructed of steel beams and columns with wood framed in fills, all created within the unique JLF - Big-D Design-Build Approach that provides maximium efficiency and ultimate aesthetics. Finishing aspects of the house included copper-clad windows and doors, handcrafted doors (from reclaimed barn wood siding), timber columns, beams and accents (all reclaimed), stone walls and fireplaces, and antique hardwood flooring.

The mechanical system utilized the lake as a heat exchanger to maximize response and efficiency. With its distressed and reclaimed exterior finishes, and modern structural and mechanical systems, this house offers a bold flash of "Old World” craftsmanship, while delivering the comfort and convenience of ”NewWorld” technology—all set in a timeless location.