Single Family Detached
** Note Price Reduction and changes in offering*** This extraordinary ''Ridge and River Lodge'' is located in the most choice building site which offers the best setting for views, river access, and privacy. At the end of Lockhart Rd, the quarter-mile driveway winds along the pastoral Sequatchie River bottom where approximately 2.5 acres is cleared for pasture, recreation, gardening or airplane landing strip! The Sequatchie River fronts this property for approx. 800 feet and is perfect for a variety of recreational uses. The home site is perched above the river on a ridge line with positively the finest views of the Sequatchie Valley and surrounding mountains, a view shed expanse of perhaps 40,000 acres (60 miles) or more.The broad plain of the valley slopes upwards to the Lewis Chapel Gap and famous 'Hang Gliding Capital of the East'. The impressive view is matched by the equally impressive home, built to become part of the grandeur of the place. The appealing round-log Timber Exterior is a natural compliment to the 'hardwood and hemlock' setting. The covered, wrap around porch provides every perspective you'd want for enjoying the scenery, in every season. Watch the phenomenon of Spring climbing the valley walls in waves (redbud, dogwood, poplar, rhododendron) and Fall descending from the bluffs in multi-colored, deciduous splendor (oak, hickory, maple, buckeye, birch). Invite your friends or host events to enjoy the spectacular setting from the expansive (3,000 sq ft) Patio. Interior construction is exposed beam and stone, with all elements of pride in craftsmanship exhibited through and through. The simple 'square' design allows for central and peripheral uses in their appropriate places. The theme of 'outdoor enjoyment' is repeated in the home design, where the center of the home is not even an interior space. A central courtyard, sheltered by the roof above, is the backdrop view of every room on the main level. Not only does the courtyard provide an abundance of natural light, but an abundance of passivity, peaceful reflection and connection to a unique, private outdoor element. But with the Cathedral Ceilings, Windowed Walls, Expansive Beams, Exquisite Stone Chimney, Exposed Log Walls and Perched Lofts, the feeling of the outdoors in inside anyway. Each Level is approximately 3,000 sq ft and each level delivers, as designed, spaces of grandeur and privacy. The Main Level impresses with common areas done in grand style: the balconied Great Room with its magnificent stone Hearth, Chimney and Atrium Windows which provide an everchanging wall-scape; the Dining Room, with family hearth and generous proportions for large gatherings; the Kitchen, warmly adorned with stone hearth and functionally designed for daily use and access to/from the most trafficked areas of home; the Master Bedroom Suite with fireplace, sitting area and exceptional Master Bath; and the Den with its views to the Mountains cozy privacy. All floors are hardwoods, hewn and planed from recovered, historical structural beams. Upper Level provides Four Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms, Upper Level Den, Office and Balconies.
MLS # 1232264
Courtesy Of Re/Max Renaissance Realtors