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Residential
Cabin Addition
Cabin Addition

This vintage 1860’s log cabin located on a private game reserve served as the main lodge for hunters to gather at the end of the day to relax and tell old stories.  The owner wished to add guest quarters to provide new overnight accommodations but leave the original building undisturbed.  The log structure had a small kitchen/restroom area previously added […]

Private Residence
Private Residence

This private residence was sited to take advantage of extended views yet remain hidden from the public right of way.  The design provides for a separation between the public and private side of daily activities.  The more public front side of the house protects the owner’s privacy by presenting a solid wall punctuated only by […]

Custom Residential Addition
Custom Residential Addition

Dutch Colonial homes have the ability to bridge between the charm of an earlier era of tradition and the more modern times of stylish comfort.  Such was this home in Chattanooga.  The owner had just completed an extensive interior renovation and wanted to add more space but was concerned that an addition would detract from […]

Custom Kitchen Renovation
Custom Kitchen Renovation

When a friend and realtor came to me with with a sales concern regarding a home with a “quirky” kitchen she asked that I provide some design sketches to show possible kitchen layouts within the existing house framing.  I wanted to remove as few walls as possible to reduce the financial impact on any new […]

Container Living
Container Living

The manufacturers of shipping containers probably never saw themselves as suppliers of housing stock.  To date shipping containers have become useful in providing housing where people have been left without shelter.  These simple metal containers can be easily outfitted with openings for doors and windows and are built to stack creating structures that can rise to multiple […]

Master Suite and Kitchen
Master Suite and Kitchen

The owners of this home had recently become empty nesters and enjoyed having friends and family over for entertaining.  They also wanted to add a master suite on the ground floor to plan for their future needs of accessibility.  In addition they had a large covered porch where many evenings were spent relaxing to a […]

Private Design Studio
Private Design Studio

Every architect developing their own design firm assimilates ideas as to what they think their own studio space should become.  My goal at Garbee Architecture is to provide insightful design that impacts the environment in a small way while meeting the needs of the client and community.  In doing so this design was developed.  A private studio space built […]

Master Suite Design Study
Master Suite Design Study

This project began as a design study for a client who wanted to purchase the existing home but add a master suite as a second floor.  The existing structure had a nice contemporary feel with a stone fireplace in the center of the living space complete with an actual boulder outcropping for the hearth.  The […]

Lake Front Living
Lake Front Living

This custom home was designed as a weekend retreat but sized for future retirement.  Sited in a quiet inlet on a large east Tennessee lake the owner has year round access to swimming and boating.  Amenities included in the design provided for a two car garage plus boat storage on the ground floor, large wood working shop […]

Custom Storage Garage
Custom Storage Garage

The owner of this home located in a private hunting and fishing development needed a place to store his ATV, fishing and landscaping equipment.  The design restrictions required that the new addition blend with the existing home in a way that appeared as an original component.  The design for the garage made use of exterior […]