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Recycled Lake House

Johnson Architecture, Inc.

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  • Daryl R. Johnson, AIA

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6,800 sq. feet


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Project Description

After losing the original log lake home to fire in 2010, the homeowner wished to recreate and enhance their lake property with a new home composed of the reclaimed materials of three 1800’s East Tennessee barns that faced demolition for new development. The existing barns were thoroughly documented, disassembled and stored. The structural frame of an 1850’s oak barn was then reassembled to create the main roof line and ‘spine’ of the new home. Salvaged log siding, tin roofing, brick from demolished downtown warehouses and interior doors that the Owner had collected over a number of years, were then incorporated into the overall design. A new geothermal HVAC system was implemented along with a number of other energy saving initiatives to create a truly environmentally responsible, intimate family home that respects its surroundings and historic precedent.
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