Category: Residential


Brush Creek Farm – Advanced Framing

  Beth recently made a trip to Middle Tennessee to check on the construction progress of the Brush Creek Farm Residence. The foundation is complete and the wall framing has begun. For Brush Creek Farm, we utilized a framing method known as advanced framing. The goal of advanced framing is to minimize the amount of framing material used and to improve the… Read more »

Brush Creek Farm – Reclaimed Materials

  Middle Tennessee is known for farming tobacco and many north central Tennessee counties continue the practice today. In the fall, tobacco leaves are harvested, hung in wooden barns, and cured by fires that are kept at a smolder from three days to ten weeks. The surrounding area enjoys the wonderful aroma of wood smoke as the crisp cool days approach.… Read more »

Blower Door Test at Lonsdale Homes

Last week we (Brad, Maxi, Robyn, and Peter) had an opportunity to go out to the almost completed Lonsdale Homes to get a glance at what happens during a blower door test and duct test. This is a step towards LEED for Homes certification. The Building Performance Rater set up the tests and walked us… Read more »

Brush Creek Moves Ahead

The residence at Brush Creek is moving ahead with construction started. Most recently, the trench for the water and geothermal heating system was dug. This system will provide heating and cooling by using the ground temperature as the exchange medium rather than the outside air temperature that is normally used. The trench begins at the… Read more »

National Community Development Week

The City of Knoxville is participating in a National Celebration of Community Development. This year’s theme is “Changing Communities, Changing Lives” and focuses on making sure the community is aware of the resources that are available to it. One of the most important aspects of community development is affordable housing. Locally, Knox Housing Partnership works… Read more »

Brush Creek Home Construction

  Construction will begin soon on a custom residence at Brush Creek Farm, near Clarksville, Tennessee. Our team is working towards a net zero energy goal. With a current HERS rating of -3, the project is also reaching for LEED Platinum. The house has many different environmental designs to help achieve this. Geothermal systems will… Read more »

New Roots at Dutch Valley View

  Right before the holidays, the group here at Elizabeth Eason Architecture made a trip out to our project out at Dutch Valley View. We were able to plant a white dogwood tree in the shared courtyard space giving Knox Housing Partnership a jump on their landscaping plans. We purchased the dogwood from Stanley’s Greenhouse… Read more »

Song Sparrow Professional Photos on the Way

With a break from afternoon showers, we were finally able to meet with a professional photographer, Robert Batey (Robert Batey Photography) at Song Sparrow Lane. He took some great shots that we hope to share with you next week, but in the mean time here is a sneak peek! The house looks great! Our clients… Read more »

Dutch Valley View LEED Gold

Our latest affordable housing project for Knox Housing Partnership has achieved LEED Gold certification. Dutch Valley View provides six, three bedroom units and includes a protected play area with views shared by all units. The buildings are energy efficient, water efficient and provide all regularly occupied spaces with operable windows and daylight. Energy, lighting, water… Read more »

Construction Update from Tellico Lake

Remember back in June when framing was just beginning at an EEA-designed house on Tellico Lake? It was beautiful weather for a site visit this week, so we took advantage. Here is a view of the house as it looks from the driveway, and some views out from the breakfast room and the kitchen porch.… Read more »