861 Long Branch is a one of a kind estate that embodies the deeper longings of the human spirit. A timeless experience of tranquility, elegance, beauty, and nature in the pristine setting of farmland, forest, and mountain landscape. This English-estate style home is situated on just over 11 acres that are largely cleared and inclusive of a private, 2.5 acre fenced pasture with moveable paddocks, a 30-foot diameter round pen, a vegetable, herb, and flower garden, outdoor fire-pits, a pond, and multiple trailheads. 861 Long Branch is nestled at the very end of the Long Branch Preserve, a location within Long Branch that provides premium privacy and uninterrupted views of the surrounding wilderness and natural landscape. Long Branch Preserve is Greater Chattanooga's only farm forest community that provides for the preservation of over 300 acres of forest adjacent to Lula Lake Land Trust. The surrounding forest is protected and preserved entirely. The amenities of Long Branch are extensive: 12 miles of private trails; two lakes; 12 acres of fenced pasture; a riding ring; equestrian barn (with apartment); community treehouse (and rope swing); community orchard and garden; and a village green - ideal for weddings, birthday parties, picnics, or a game of kickball. This private, gated community is also limited to only 20 homes and has been a draw for physicians, designers, artists, equestrians, and nature lovers in general. A Cloudland Connector Trailhead is adjacent to Long Branch providing for the more serious trail runners and mountain bikers to have endless opportunities for adventure. This heirloom home was forged through a massive amount of collaboration with the homeowners, the architect, and the artisans - carpenters, blacksmith, and masons. The materials-meticulously chosen-are those that are ageless and over time, do not wane in their appeal. On the exterior is Siberian Larch siding and local fieldstone, which was meticulously chiseled and fitted for 18 months of construction. This stone was intentionally chosen to blend into the natural landscape and minimize maintenance. The copper gutters were also chosen due to their nature to patina over time. With over 12,000 total square feet of space, this estate's 6,300+ finished space and 6,000+ unfinished include extensive covered and uncovered porches; an unfinished basement that currently provides for storage (could easily serve as a wine cellar) and a safe room; a three car garage connected to the home by a covered breezeway. Above the garage is an entire floor for additional storage, which can be finished easily, if desired. The unfinished spaces provide a multitude of uses, storage, and recreational opportunities. On the interior, similar natural materials were employed giving the home a sense of rustic elegance. Gorgeous wide-plank white oak covers the floors, walls, and ceilings of the main living areas. Crown, base moldings, solid wood doors and beams are all-natural white oak. A massive fieldstone hearth with large hand-hewn, timber mantel houses a wood-burning fireplace opposite a wall of custom bookshelves with ladder and rail system in the grand Great Room. A local artisan created a one-of-a-kind hammered-iron railing along the front porch, interior stairs, and loft. Everywhere you look, natural sunlight floods into this home through the abundance of premium Anderson windows. The sheer volume of large windows creates an effect of little to no separation between the home's interior and the surrounding beauty of the forest. The layout and design of this home was tirelessly thought through and well-designed, you can feel nature's influence and pull throughout. As you enter the heavy, wood front doors into the entry Foyer, your eyes are immediately drawn to the window-filled wall directly ahead that showcases the forest behind. The entry Foyer was designed to not be separate, but a part of the Great Room for an immediate feeling of arrival within this grand and
|Fairyland Elementary School
|Jr. High School
|Chattanooga Valley Middle
|Ridgeland High School
|Convection Oven, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Electric Water Heater, Ice Maker, Refrigerator
|Crawl Space, Partial, Unfinished, Yes
|Central, Electric, Other
|Cathedral Ceiling(s), Kitchen Island, Pantry, Walk-In Closet(s)
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