This 2,800-square-foot residence is located on a five-acre lot on the banks of the French Broad River, with a majestic distant view of the Smoky Mountains to the east. The clients had originally intended to build a log home supplied by a manufacturer, but due to budgetary constraints, Design Innovation Architects (DIA) was commissioned to design a conventional home for the site.
By utilizing natural finishes and materials such as wood flooring and cedar cathedral ceilings, the clients were able to achieve the desired “feel” while containing the cost. An open floor plan maximizes light and natural ventilation, as well as scenic views. The family room was placed at the eastern end of the house, where its large, arched window provides unobstructed viewing of the mountains.