Residential Design

Vol. 2, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Now and Later "Whoever is writing the check gets to make the decisions," says architect Heidi Hefferlin, AIA. The statement is both simple and profound. For Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects (HK), funding their own development work has helped reshape their home base of Chattanooga, Tenn., and elevated the firm's design profile at the same time. HK has focused its development activity in a part of the city called the Southside Historic District, not far from its office on E. Main Street. City skylines and moun- tain views distinguish the neighborhood, which is also easy walking distance to restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops. So far, the firm has contributed several small townhouse developments (one of which the married principals call home) to the area and now, the "Lay Low," a single- family residence with multiple purposes and goals. Chattanooga, is one of those small cities that often earns a spot on "best plac- es to live" lists. Not only does it have some standout physical attributes—piedmont topography, nearby mountains, and a sce- nic river—it was the first city in that nation to have its own independent Gigabit-speed Sweating the Small Stuff Four compact custom homes use thoughtful design to live large. BY S. CLAIRE CONROY DESIGN LAB 40 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2017

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