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St. Elmo is a community nestled at the foot of Lookout Mountain and it’s one of Chattanooga’s oldest suburbs. Founded in 1878, St. Elmo is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It fell into disrepair in the 1970’s. Over the past few decades, however, an interest in revitalizing the community has taken root, with historic houses being restored to their original splendor, and small businesses thriving in the commercial district. In 2001, the St. Elmo Community Plan was drafted to establish the direction and vision for the historic district, with a goal to create and maintain a vibrant neighborhood in which residents of different ages, races, social and economic backgrounds can live together in harmony, appreciating each other’s differences as well as commonalities. Today, St. Elmo is thriving community, due in great part to the strength of the people who live there. They have added a community playground and public art. It has truly become a highly sought after community.
As this historic community has been rebuilt and revived, the need for more architectural diversity that will respect the character and charm of St. Elmo has grown. These home designs are a direct response to that need to build new homes which not only add to, but enhance, the beauty of this dynamic and thriving community. Through our extensive research we were able to craft new homes which would speak to the history of St. Elmo while being very much in the year 2017/2018.
Modern aesthetic at historical proportions. That was the meditation that began the work of designing these homes. We threw out the trend of Quasi-Craftsman Style that so many other builders are doing because we are not interested in half-done replications of a particular style. Instead, we are setting a trend which we hope will endure. When people look back 100 years from now, we want them to see that builders in this gorgeous neighborhood were thinking ahead while staying true to its richness. These home designs were birthed from a real and growing need to not only respect tradition, but enhance it.