Now a lot of you on Homes of the Rich have your opinions on modern/contemporary homes. Some think they are just too “cold” looking and boxy, others think they’re architecturally beautiful. Well I think this home is an all around beautiful modern mansion that will please both sides. While some of the inside does feel like a hotel, I think it’s rather warm and inviting compared to some of the other modern mansions we’ve seen; it has character (curved and stone walls). This stunning modern mansion is located at 1000 Skillet Gap Road in Chattanooga, TN. It was built in 1994 and is situated on 7.6 acres of woodlands with a gated entry. It boasts over 17,500 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, galley style gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry and refreshment area, curved peninsula bar off the kitchen, formal dining room, breakfast room, glass fronted living and family rooms, , home office, beautiful library with curved walls and built-in cherry bookshelves, master suite with multiple baths and dressing areas, private guest quarters with its own courtyard, 3000 square foot indoor swimming pool area with kitchen and changing rooms, numerous decks including an observation deck, circular screened porch, man-made pond with waterfalls and fire pit and much more. It is listed at just at $3,750,000. Despite the rather lackluster location, I think it’s a pretty good deal considering the amount of square footage you get.

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  • george

    35 years ago this would have been the perfect house for me. Finally a place where my ex-wife couldn’t bitch about the neighbors.




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  • Cole@LavishProperty

    Truly a beautiful place, and yes, it is definitely secluded. Have no desire in moving to the middle of nowhere, especially in that region of the country, after watching Wrong Turn.




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  • LE

    This house is beautiful and the view is amazing!




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  • Orlando

    excellent pad if your wife or girlfriend is a screamer lol




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  • Daniel

    Brrrr….bring out those sweaters! Just kidding. This is a very nice contemporary home, and even more so when you find out it was built in ’94. For the most part, I like the furnishings and architectural elements. Dining room is stunning, as well as the living room. Kitchen is a bit small due to the galley design, but the materials are nice. The perspective of the library is kinda weird, but this is prob. due to the way the photo is taken. Least favorite part has to be that super long hallway…just seems like it would be a bit scary coming home at night and pacing that hallway, especially given the seclusion. The aerial photo is stunning though – you certainly have room to breath, but I would need to install a few panic rooms just to be on the safe side.

    On a side note, Tennessee in my opinion seems like the last place you would build a contemporary home. I suppose that is why it is priced so low…not too many people who live in that area that like this architecture.




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  • Barney

    THANK YOU AL and Kenny!!!!! AT LAST…..a CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear what Daniel & Grrrrrowler have to say about this GOR-JUSS house. Granted, it’s DEEEEEEEEEEP in nowheresville, but if you love your privacy it’s the place for you. But at the same time, what a TRUE shame that the only people to see this stunning place will be the ones you invite there (and service people)…..it’s too beautiful to NOT be seen by neighbors. The outstanding features in this fantastic place in my mind are:

    The Great Room’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls and VIEWS….sensational.

    THE INDOOR POOL……FAB-U-LUS.

    The Library….Incredibly unique and exquisitely appointed.

    Again, THE VIEWS….breathtaking.

    The stone walls…….beautiful, organic, eye candy that’s ancient & modern at the same time.

    Curb appeal, lighting and interior color schemes…..wonderful & perfectly suited for the genre.

    And the ARTWORK in the master suite….The owners have IMPECCABLE taste. THAT place belongs in Architectural Digest, as far as I’m concerned.

    More Modern Masterpieces, please! Keep up the good work, Fellas.




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    • Iemand

      Couldn’t agree with you more. It is beautiful. The place is a bummer, but the rest is great. I love this one. However; the kitchen and pool don’t fit with the rest. I love the library; it has a combination of an old/vintage library (everyone knows what I mean) and more modern ideas.




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  • Barney

    Another thing…….the FLOORS……I’m crazy in Love with the shade of the wood stain. Like a grayish-olive-green stain to my eye. Anyone else love it as much as I do?




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    • Grrrowler

      I do love the floors too. I see a smokey tint in them, but I don’t see the olive. Then again, my eyes are getting old! They work perfectly with the different textures in the house.




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  • Venom

    This house and its location are a drug kingpin’s dream.

    It reminds me of my ex girlfriend’s uncle’s house.
    I like it.




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  • Al Robinson

    Barney, you’re welcome!

    I just wanted to add that I could be happy living in a home like this, even though, I agree that it’s isolation is a little creepy. But the views are stunning, especially looking down the hill towards the river.

    This home reminds me of the one in Steven Spielberg’s film “AI: Artificial Intelligence”.

    As for Cole’s comment about the film “Wrong Turn”, hey, I’d be glad to be there if that means that so is Emmanuelle Chriqui. She is really hot!

    Check her out if your interested:
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004825/




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  • Grrrowler

    Love the house…I’m not so sure about the location. I would like to live surrounded by trees, but I’d rather the trees not be in TN if possible. But, the views are beautiful.

    This house is proof that contemporary doesn’t have to be cold and impersonal. The natural materials inside and out help keep it from feeling cold. and empty. Some of the soft furnishings are really bland and boring, but there are some stunning pieces of furniture in this house, like the sofa back table in the library. The built-ins are beautiful; I wouldn’t change a single one of the bookcases or display areas.

    While I hate the “in-law” bedroom suite (I guess if you want the in-laws to stay for short periods of time, it’s great), but I love, Love, LOVE the master bedroom. That room divider looks like a piece of modern art sitting there. Even from a distance you can tell how precise the fit of all the pieces in that unit is. The guest room with the curved stone wall is also very nice. The bathrooms look like they could use a little updating, but aren’t bad for 16 years old. I’m indifferent toward the pool area, and the ceiling fans need to go. The house doesn’t look like it’s over 17,000 square feet (that’s a good thing) but that number must include the indoor pool area.

    Now if I could just move it to a Sound view lot in the Highlands or to the west side of Mercer Island, it would be even better!




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  • Onions

    the PERFECT home to start your own Human Centipede project 🙂




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    • Barney

      I rented that through Netflix purposely just to fast forward to all the gory, gross parts, and then went to the end………….STOOOOOOOOOOOOPID……..but completely nauseating. The actors in that movie HAD TO BE INCREDIBLY DESPERATE to stay mouth-to-ass-attached for 1/2 of the movie!




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  • Mak

    Love it. Every last bit. Just incredible!




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  • LE

    This house is truly defines the difference between a ‘modern’ house and a ‘contemporary’ house. A modern house typically has a very linear, minimalist and sterile look whereas a contemporary house has more curves, angles and use materials like stone and wood. This is a beautiful contemporary house.

    I work from home so I’d love to have an home office with that view overlooking the valley. I could get used to that very quickly.




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  • Lisa

    Lisa Vanderpump should have hired this decorator! I don’t normally like this kind of home but it feels warm, I like this one.




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  • Nalin

    great house, but it should really come with a helicopter or something so people can at least get groceries




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  • CincyRob

    Goregous Home. Love the indoor pool, Library, and gallery. I am curious as to the proximity to the amenities.




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  • George

    I spotted this home on an Atlanta’s architect website a few years back who does great contemporaries. This home is near Chattanooga and there are a few other nice contemporaries on the mountain nearby.




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  • Kieran

    I kinda love it
    I love that its modernist
    I love how its seemingly in the middle of nowhere
    I do not like the Juxtaposition of circles and squares! …No.




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