Designed and owned by BarberMcMurry’s Chad Boetger, this three-year passion project residence is located in the Holston Hills area of Knoxville. Completed in 2016, the 2,789 square-foot house introduces a modern element into the 90-year-old neighborhood with a design that emphasizes expansive views and embraces natural light. The living and sleeping spaces in the home have floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the Holston River. The minimalist color palette emphasizes, rather than competes with, those views.
The residence is thoughtfully designed for maximum energy efficiency. The house’s orientation allows the winter sun to passively heat the house during the winter while overhangs provide shade during the summer months. Innovative framing and a continuous insulation wrap, as well as energy-efficient LED lighting and an HVAC system, translate into electrical consumption that is half that of a standard home of similar size.
"... A two-story modernist gem on the Holston River. The exterior is a statement in steel, glass, and cypress. Inside, the home features expansive views from each of the living and guest spaces ... and a complete orientation to the riverfront terrain."
— Knox Mercury
Completion Date: 2016
Type: New Construction
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Building Area: 2,789 square feet
Services: Architecture, Interior Design
© 2022 BarberMcMurry Architects