Until 1903 Hiram Caldwell and his family lived in the old Levi Caldwell log house on Rough Fork in the Cataloochee Valley. He began building his new home and completed it in 1906.
It was a modern framed structure with weatherboarding, as well as interior paneling imported from Waynesville. The shingled gables reflected the nationally-popular Eastlake style of the day.
Hiram’s home was enhanced by handmade furniture from Cosby, Tennessee.
Across the road the was Hiram’s huge barn.