1435 MARKET: City Homes

2017
Chattanooga, TN

City Homes is an urban infill project of new construction for two single family townhouses at 1435 Market Street directly across from the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo complex and in an area of renewed revitalization efforts. Each residence sits on a 22 ft wide by 55 ft long site with pedestrian access along Market Street and parking access from the back alley of the site.  Each 2,700 square foot residence is three stories featuring a roof top terrace with elevator access and views of Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and the Southside of downtown.  The homes were designed with a local developer for resale to be flexible and maximize the ability to adapt each floor to the future owner’s needs.  The main level is flexible work or living space and parking, the second level is the main living spaces, and the third level is the private bedroom spaces.  The townhouses are meant to be clean and modern to break from the historic nature of the block and mark them as new.  This was achieved by expressing the masonry demising walls, engaging the street with a modified bay window that extends two stories and then creates a lookout on the roof deck, and creating a modern stoop by raising the main floor a step up from the sidewalk.  The interior stair is also a sculptural statement on the capabilities of steel and wood that connects the main living areas.