HK Architects unveiled their rustic cabin on the Tellico River in Tennessee, which combines cathedral-like volumes with rustic materials such as mountain stone and timber. The Tellico Cabin was designed for a doctor and his wife, who share a long-standing attachment to the magnificent landscape of the American south. Although it was designed to mimic a traditional fishing cabin, this beautiful retreat has a modern twist.
The house is located in the Tellico Valley – a historically important place where Cherokee tribes used to gather for important councils. The doctor spent his childhood here, so it holds important sentimental value for him, and may explain the building’s church-like volumes. The architects modeled the house after a traditional mountain fishing cottage with a rustic appearance, but then they gave it a touch of modernity.
The cabin’s pitched roof is supported by heavy oak timber that forms a perfect triangle. It is then clad in mountain stone and dark stained cedar. Exposed red oak timber rafters augment the rustic quality of the master bedroom and living room, while floors are made from reclaimed heart pine. Natural materials are combined with aluminum and stainless steel in the kitchen and bathrooms in keeping with more modern homes. Landscaped with plants indigenous to the Tellico plains, the exterior allows this magnificent home to blend in with the landscape.