Nowadays, having a second home that serves as either a weekend retreat or summer escape is becoming increasingly prevalent. Most of the time, these spaces serve as the perfect place for families to go when the harsh winter weather arrives or simply to enjoy a weekend in another preferred area of the country. For an Ohioan couple, Jeff and Jennifer, the second home they recently decided to construct along the Appalachian Mountains in Knoxville, TN, functions as a bit of both, serving as a nature-inspired sanctuary they can visit anytime throughout the year.
“The home is a vacation home for extended families to gather for the weekend for recreation on the lake,” said
Jennifer, who worked very closely Principal Architect at Tectonic Design, LLC, in Perrysburg, OH, Tonino Vicari, on the interior design. “The house is conceived as a mini hotel with individual suites. There are large common gathering spaces in the kitchen and communal spaces in the lower level living area. The master bedroom and each guest bedroom also have their own private bathroom and shower, as well as private balcony.”