A Sustainable Home for Post-Covid Life
An evolution of the modern farmhouse into a mountain-farm hybrid - perfectly suited for the gently rolling Blue Ridge mountains.
When Lucy Small dreamt of one day designing her own “modern-day farmhouse” little did she know that her dream would become perfect for post-Covid life.
Both interior and exterior were designed by Lucy who, with her husband, owns “State and Season” a Blue Ridge design and supply company so in a wonderful position to be able to source the perfect materials to construct this amazing home.
Referred to lovingly as “homesteading on steroids” this home was designed for everything post-Covid life requires in a home, featuring a hydroponic greenhouse, one-bedroom guest house, two guest apartments, meditation garden, children’s playroom, full gym, two home offices, and a deck-level infinity swimming pool set among manicured native gardens.
A space that is both suited for its position among 200 acres of unpopulated mountain wilderness while also being modern and civilized - combining natural, local materials like clear grade cedar and Tennessee river boulders with native landscaping that bring the home site and surrounding Chattahoochee National Forest together.
Lucy has concentrated on sustainable exteriors using local boulders and stone, native vegetation and heat-resistant engineering to create an environment that works with the natural grading of the land for a multi-story effect blending man-made structures with the natural environment. Whilst internally she’s combined timeless, classic and modern styling. Everything in this home was custom built with local materials where available, such as Georgia pecan for furniture pieces and locally milled white oak floors, custom colour designed for this home.