The Boetger Residence is designed for a young couple, their son, and the family dog. Moving from a downtown Knoxville loft apartment, the design for their new home needed to reflect those aspects of the loft they had grown to love – open interior spaces and ample views. Located on an overgrown and under-utilized lot within the 90+ year old Holston Hills neighborhood, the design emphasizes views of the adjacent Holston River, embraces natural light, and maximizes programmatic and energy efficiency. The home respects the scale of the adjacent traditionally styled homes while drawing inspiration from the few respected mid-century modern residences located within the neighborhood. The program is organized to celebrate views of the Holston River, beginning with the approach at the carport and carrying through the living, dining, and family areas of the home. Every living and sleeping area is provided generous floor to ceiling windows and each hallway is terminated with a glass wall- all framing views of the landscape beyond. The interior material color palette and detailing is restrained to minimize distraction and place importance on views of the exterior; with the first level being a celebration of white accented against the wood flooring of the second level.

The home is designed to maximize energy efficiency using passive strategies. Carefully considered building orientation allows for a southern exposure of windows to capture the warmth provided by low winter sun while overhangs created by the building form provide shade during the warmer summer months. The exterior walls of the house feature an optimized framing strategy as well as a continuous insulation wrap to minimize any thermal bridging and create an air tight exterior envelope. Along with energy efficient LED lighting and HVAC equipment, the current electrical consumption of the home is 50% less than a home of similar size.

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Open floor plan: Kitchen, Dining, & Living Room Photo 2 of Boetger Residence modern homeView Photos

Open floor plan: Kitchen, Dining, & Living Room

Family Room / Play Room Photo 3 of Boetger Residence modern homeView Photos

Family Room / Play Room

Modern home with Staircase and Cable Railing. Stair Railing Detail Photo 4 of Boetger ResidenceView Photos

Stair Railing Detail

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Master bedroom

Open floor plan: Kitchen, Dining, & Living Room Photo 6 of Boetger Residence modern homeView Photos

Open floor plan: Kitchen, Dining, & Living Room

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Cable Railing

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Master Bathroom

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Bathroom Sink Detail

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Stair Railing Detail

The home protects the patio from afternoon heat and sun Photo 14 of Boetger Residence modern homeView Photos

The home protects the patio from afternoon heat and sun

The carport frames a wonderful view of the river beyond and provides a sheltered play area during rain or excessive heat Photo 15 of Boetger Residence modern homeView Photos

The carport frames a wonderful view of the river beyond and provides a sheltered play area during rain or excessive heat

A board formed concrete wall provides a threshold at the arrival and frames a view of the house Photo 16 of Boetger Residence modern homeView Photos

A board formed concrete wall provides a threshold at the arrival and frames a view of the house

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Cable Railing Detail

Credits

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Architect
Builder
  • Johnson & Galyon Homes
Photographer
  • Denise Retallack

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 2789
  • Lot Size
  • 1.5 acres