Blackberry | Mountain


Nestled along a wooded slope of the Smokey Mountains, this contemporary mountain residence is framed by a series of stone walls seemingly extruded from the natural ledges of the hillside. The infilling walls of glass open out to the broad vistas of the surrounding mountain in the main living spaces of the house, while other masonry openings frame more intimate views of the landscape from the elevated main level. The master wing anchors on end of the house as a pavilion cantilevering out from its stone base, floating in the canopy of trees. As the house transects the slope, the lower level family gather spaces open onto a stone terrace set with in the natural surrounding forest, and bedrooms tuck into the supporting masonry walls of the foundations.