Houses with History


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For some people, they may look at this picture and see just a dining room. For me, I see so much more. I see three houses: the “little house”, our house, and the “big house.” You see Mr. Miller was known as the Concrete King of Chattanooga and although is specialty was commercial buildings; he built himself & his family these three house. In the 1930’s he built his family a two bedroom stucco house-that I have named the “little house.” Our house was built in 1950 and I have loved this house from the very first time that I saw it. It has so much character and there is nothing else like it (okay besides the other two houses!). There is so much attention to detail and the quality of construction can’t be beat. Then there is the “big house,” and not necessarily in size, but more in location on top of the mountain overlooking the city. Even though the outside is brick instead of stucco, Mr. Miller still made sure his last house had the same high standards as his previous houses.

All three houses have or had multiple lots. All houses have oak hardwood floors. All houses have the formed window & doorways instead of traditional moldings. All houses have the terra cotta tiles for the fireplace hearth.

I am honored to love and take care of our house and have it represent not only a man, but his family too!

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