Moccasin Creek Residence
The client sought a home that exuded the charm and warmth of an older home while incorporating modern amenities, better flow and more spaces that engaged the lakefront setting. And, it must all fit within a restricted footprint on a linear lot. How to create a home that’s both new and old?
Something new: Columns made from peeled locust trees support the front porch and its shake roof. A glass-and-stucco vaulted entry with Tennessee fieldstone frames a dramatic vista through the living room to a 20-foot removable glass wall showcasing Lake Burton and the mountains beyond. The stucco and stone floor palette of the entry carries into the spacious kitchen and dining area adjacent to a large stone pavilion with fireplace and dining area. A sun/moon deck above the living room offers a quiet outdoor retreat for sunning or an afternoon nap. The upstairs can host a crowd with three bedroom suites and a sleeping loft.
Something old: Tennessee fieldstone walls, reclaimed timber beams and wood floors complement a Tennessee fieldstone fireplace in the living room. Locally sourced reclaimed chestnut lines the walls of the powder room. The master suite and study offer a rustic old world feel with reclaimed wood and timbers . Off the kitchen, a two-story lightwell defines a rec room with walls and ceiling made of reclaimed wood. The boathouse, designed by the architect in 2016, now complements the home’s color and material. The roof and color of the pre-existing garage were updated to match the home.
Frances Zook Architect
Frances Flautt Zook, AIA
Jay Waters, RA