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Mountain retreat with midcentury touches asks $1.5M

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Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, near Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The exterior of a home in the forest boasts windows and steep overhanging roofs. Photos by Beasley Images

The iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright may have died in 1959, but thanks to a plethora of apprentices and students, his legacy of “organic” architecture lives on. Take this five-bedroom, six-bath home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Although constructed in the late 1970s and finished in 1981, the home features a strong midcentury influence.

It was designed by Hubert Bebb, an Illinois architect who studied under Wright and worked for most of his life in Tennessee. As a disciple of organic architecture, Bebb often used native sandstone and designed structures with steep overhanging rooflines to emulate the shape of mountains.

As a home designed in the last few years of Bebb’s career, this modern-rustic retreat sits on 6.62 acres just north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 5,500-square-foot house boasts original features like wormy chestnut walls, exposed beam ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a glass atrium ceiling in the kitchen. New updates in the kitchen add a modern touch, and the outdoor space includes a rooftop deck, outdoor shower, and over 1,000 square feet of decking and flagstone patio.

Love the look of a mountain home with midcentury influences? 673 Buckhorn Road is on the market now for $1,500,000.

The living room features large windows, wood trim, and exposed beams.
The living room features large windows, wood trim, and exposed beams.
A stone fireplace is the living room focal point.
A stone fireplace is the living room focal point.
Exposed beams sit above a modern kitchen with bar stools and lighting.
Exposed beams sit above a modern kitchen with bar stools and lighting.
A small dining room looks out over the forest and a patio.
A compact dining set looks out over the forest and a patio.
The master bedroom features tall ceilings, large windows, and plenty of light.
The master bedroom features tall ceilings, large windows, and plenty of light.