Hubby and I recently returned from our trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee and I have to admit I fell in love with the area. I’ve been to the volunteer state before, but never to ‘Nooga. We stayed in a charming blue cottage from Airbnb located on the side of Lookout Mountain and took plenty of walks in the neighborhood. Here’s just a sampling of some of the high-end custom homes located at the top of the mountain.
We first found this neighborhood when we hiked up to Sunset Rock (more on that later) on our first day. We wandered off the path a bit and discovered these beautiful homes located at the top of the mountain.
Trees were leafing out, birds were singing, the sun was shining, and all was well with our little world at that moment. I didn’t even notice that it was almost two o’clock and I hadn’t eaten anything yet. Not to mention we spent about two hours climbing the winding path leading to the peak of Lookout Mountain. Needless to say, I sure enjoyed my dinner that night at one of the local restaurants!
Some of the homes like this red brick beauty have an amazing view of the Tennessee River and the city below. The residential streets up here are quiet and it’s such an idyllic place to live.
Here’s another view of this same high-end custom home. So pretty!
And here’s an example of the views that some of the Lookout Mountain homeowners get to enjoy.
Not all of the homes up on this hill are massive and grand like this quintessential Southern home with pillars. I’m saving the more affordable homes in this neighborhood for another post.
Luckily we visited the Chattanooga area during azalea and rhododendron season. There were plenty of blooms to be seen and enjoyed.
You know, I think I enjoyed the yards and gardens just as much as I did seeing the high-end custom homes. This cobbled driveway caught my eye before the house did.
If you’ve ever been to Lookout Mountain, you’re probably familiar with the popular incline railway that takes you from the St. Elmo area of Chattanooga to the top of the mountain. We didn’t ride it because we were within walking distance. If you ever take the incline, you can spend time walking around this same beautiful neighborhood before heading back down.
Here’s another Southern style home with its pillared two-story porch.
The Lookout Mountain neighborhood has so many styles of architecture to enjoy. You never know what you’re going to see when you turn the corner. Part of the mountain is located in Tennessee, and the other part is in Georgia.
I have to confess, I took a LOT of photos and I don’t know if I’ll share them all on the blog or not. You might get tired of looking at home exteriors. Or maybe I’ll just pace the posts out over the next several weeks to avoid redundancy.
I don’t know why I love looking at homes so much – particularly older homes. Maybe it’s just the beauty and artistry of the architecture. I’m sure some of it has to do with the attractive landscaping, too. I could walk along streets all day, taking in the views.
Here’s More Custom Homes to Enjoy: