Remote retreat for a small family


Nestled on the edge of an Appalachian meadow with visibility for 25 miles, this new construction was designed with the intention of being a ‘timeless cottage’ for a family of five. Surrounding the site are over 80 acres of protected lands set aside in a conservation easement procured by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

Solar electricity is produced from a nearby photovoltaic system and water is from an on-site well. Much of the home is heated passively with a backup radiant floor system. Details include exposed floor framing overhead and reclaimed floors, doors, & stair balustrade.

Services: programming with client, design, construction documents

Size: 1,839 square feet


Exterior, South-Facing Front Entry Patio & East Porch

Exterior, East Porch with View Facing South

Interior, South-Facing Windows

Interior, Reclaimed Stair Balustrade