A tapestry of dreams service and new beginnings
Atop a three-acre Tennessee haven, overlooking the Clear Fork River and cradled by the Cumberland Plateau’s majestic bluffs, sits Dan Matthews’ meticulously crafted log home. It’s not just a structure; it’s a tangible embodiment of a seasoned Air Force veteran’s resilience, newfound love and the unexpected joys that life can deliver.
Returning to his Jamestown roots in 2015, Dan, with 23 distinguished years of service behind him, couldn’t have predicted the serendipitous twist of fate that awaited. The 2021 housing peak presented an opportunity too good to ignore: selling his 2015 purchase for $162,000, a staggering half a million dollars later. This windfall set the stage for his next ambition – a breathtaking three-acre lot with an unrivaled panorama of the Western Escarpment.
Captivated by the allure of a log home, Dan explored the Crossville Honest Abe Log Homes model. There, he met Johnny Watson, a the Honest Abe Sales Consultant who helped transform the company’s standard Aspen plan into a personalized masterpiece. Spanning 3,031 square feet across three levels, the home offered ample space for living, entertaining and indulging Dan’s passion for hunting within the vast Tennessee wilderness.
March 2023 marked the culmination of Dan’s dream. Beyond the 1,076 square feet of porches and decks, which offer a mesmerizing river and plateau view, lay a haven for Dan and his faithful canine companions, boxers Max and Pixie. Soon after, fate had another surprise in store. At a local festival, Dan met Christie (and her dog, Bentley), a beautiful and talented woman who would become his girlfriend and co-pilot in navigating life’s journey within the log home’s walls.
Together, they delight in adding finishing touches to the décor and in meticulously staining the interior wood to bring its natural beauty to life. Their joy resonates in the grand fireplace-warmed great room, the inviting basement bar and pool room and the cozy covered porch with its crackling gas fire pit.
Dan’s log home pulsates with warmth, laughter and the echo of shared stories. It’s a testament to Dan’s extraordinary journey, where his military legacy finds peaceful refuge amidst the Tennessee wilderness. Here, love and nature entwine, promising countless adventures yet to unfold just beyond the majestic bluff.
The main floor is 1,301 square feet, the second-story loft is 733, and a finished basement is 997. On the main floor are a great room, dining room, kitchen and two guest bedrooms with a shared bath. On the loft level is the primary suite with a laundry room, bedroom, and luxury bath. The finished basement provides an additional 997 square feet and includes a bar, pool room and theater.