Overlooking a scenic stretch of the Holston River, this project sits on a heavily wooded 20 acre parcel in East Knox County. A concrete base elevates the cedar clad structure above sloped rock outcropping. The simple massing and narrow structural spans of the house allows for the use of common residential framing techniques utilizing pre-engineered wood trusses for both ceiling and floor construction. The three primary zones of the house are arranged around a central glass enclosed dining area such that each volume has three exterior exposures. A sliding door system allows the dining space to open along both edges creating a dogtrot condition at the center of the house.
Client: Laura Sohn and Carlos Anderson
Location: Mascot, Tennessee
Size: 2,700 Square Feet
Completion: Fall 2013
See all photos in project: “Holston River House”
Architect: Sanders Pace Architecture
Photography: Bruce Cole Photography