Long Branch Residence

Long Branch Cabin | Long Branch Residential Preserve, Georgia

Hefferlin Kronenberg Architects designed and master planned a weekend mountain retreat located on a 400 acre preserve. 300 acres of the property is a permanent conservation easement. The house is sustainably designed to capture the beauty of the surrounding context.

The Long Branch residence has many sustainable design features. The flooring and lap siding is from FSC certified forests. The railings are fashioned from local Mountain Laurel that was cut to build the roads. The house is situated to take advantage of the natural wind patterns and can be cooled through opening the plentiful windows. Many products were locally grown and manufactured such as the heavy timber frame and the poplar bark siding.

The house sits on the edge of a slope overlooking a lake. The design is based on a traditional plan with a central stair, the master on the ground floor, and two guest bedrooms above. Traditional elements, such as screened sleeping porches and a mud room give the home a subtle traditional feel with a modern twist. The main feature of the home is the big central gable on axis with the approach. The detached carport can double as a play area or picnic pavilion to give the client valuable outdoor flex space.

Design Team: Heidi Hefferlin

Hefferlin + Kronenberg is a full service architecture firm based in Chattanooga, TN.
www.hkarchitects.net
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This Mountain home uses local natural materials of mountain stone, poplar bark siding and locally milled heavy timber to fit in with the beautiful wooded setting. The second floor screened in porch is based on the sleeping porches used on hot summer nights in the south before the invention of air conditioning. Photography by Harlan Hambright
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This carport doubles as a picnic area and play room. It includes a storage room and is connected to the house by an elevated walkway. The railings for the steps are made from mountain laurel cut on the property Photography by Harlan Hambright
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To save space in a small home combining the laundry room and the mud room is very efficient. This is especially true in a weekend retreat where dirty clothes can be dropped at the back door after swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and biking are done. The high ceiling, light colors and natural light help keep the space cheerful and give a spacious feeling. Materials in...More
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“Pavillion” — geminiwryter
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“mix of textures, farmhouse meets cabin” — Terri Fox
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“light & airy cabin + fireplace” — Terri Fox
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“Come down and maybe put a closet on the right” — rplumblee
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“rustic railing” — Terri Fox
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“railing + ceiling” — Terri Fox
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“asdf” — brentjanssen
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“Sun porch” — brittanyinpb
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