The Modern Home with Southern Charm

A metal-and-cedar home rises on farmland in East Tennessee.
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Laura Sohn and Carlos Anderson gave their eastern Tennessee neighbors nothing to complain about when they, with the help of local firm Sanders Pace Architecture, constructed a modern cabin on their property. The land they bought, a twenty-minute drive from downtown Knoxville, is nestled in a copse of cedar trees, behind a swell, hardly visible from the road. In fact, the 2,500-square-foot house—a modern rendition of a dogtrot, spliced into a Y shape and clad in black metal—attracts far less attention than its nearest neighbor, an abandoned farmhouse said to date from the Civil War. 

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