A little truth here: BullockSmith is not known for residential projects. I know, I know, that’s a surprise. But when a beloved family member of Craig Hausman, a Principal in our Nashville office, had a big favor to ask in helping get her family’s dream lake house out of the ground we were very excited to help. The house is perfectly situated to maximize sun expose and maximize views. Long axis of the house is orientated east/west providing maximum south and north exposure and minimal east west exposure reducing the heating and cooling loads; 90% of the rooms have a lake view!  Heating and cooling is provided by a geothermal system and a tankless hot water systems were used throughout the house to conserve energy to keep costs manageable. The house was planned specifically with universal design features in mind so that it will be accessible and enjoyed by folks of all ages and physical abilities for generations. The owners even decided on a residential elevator to assist this mindset. With five bedrooms and two bunkrooms and 5 /12 bathrooms, this is the place for extended family gatherings! Other than the lure of Tims Ford Lake and the beautiful natural setting, other amenities designed into the house included: a media room, exercise room, sauna, screened porches and multiple fireplaces. The owner acted as her own general contractor for this project and the interiors were collaboratively designed by the owner with Connie Vernich of Vernich Interiors and Lynn Grubb of Red Leaf Interiors.

Fun Fact: Tims Ford Dam is operated in such a way as to provide tailwater temperatures cold enough to support a thriving trout fishery, yet warm enough to support the endangered boulder darter. Running Hot and Cold