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This Old House

America's very first Idea House

Located just 18 minutes from downtown Chattanooga


America's very first
Idea House by This Old House

This Old House is the first show home created by This Old House. Located just 18 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, this mountain craftsmen home is beautifully decorated with several modern amenities. The home is nestled on the side of a ridge and overlooks a seasonal brook and a charming farmstead, The Plucky Peacock.


Sleeps 8 | 4 bedrooms | 3 bath

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This home is really lovely especially if you want a calmer, back to nature sort of experience. The grandchildren (5,3,2) loved the creeks, the treehouse, the games, the rope swing and hiking trails. The whole area really is beautiful and my family did Chattanooga activities but also enjoyed relaxing together grilling, making homemade ice cream and playing games.

–Kim, July 2018

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