Caldwell House


caldwell's home creek view

caldwell's home creek view

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.

caldwell's home

caldwell’s home

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.

caldwell's home room

caldwell's home room

Hiram’s home was enhanced by handmade furniture from Cosby, Tennessee.


Caldwell's Barn

Caldwell's Barn

Across the road the was Hiram’s huge barn.


  1. Eden February 20, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Really like “caldwell’s home room”. Nice shot!

  2. Adam Allegro February 21, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    That first shot is so peaceful and beautiful… I love barns as well – that last shot is a wonderful image. Well done Phillip.

    • Phillip February 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

      Thanks Adam, I enjoy barns too. There are still a few around here, but they aren’t seen like they are in Tennessee, and and on throughout the Midwest.

  3. Mats February 23, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    Good shot Phillip, love the feeling of these photos.

    • Phillip February 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

      I appreciate it Mat!

  4. deniseippolito February 23, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    Phillip, The first image reminds me of a painting. Nice series!

    • Phillip February 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

      Thank you Denise. I think crossing a bridge to get to your house is pretty cool too.

  5. Otto von Münchow February 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Another lovely sequence of serene pictures. So much atmosphere and ambience in those pictures. You have really captured the spirit of the place. My favourite is the Caldwell’s home room, the monochromatic tones feels right for that historic environment – and brings richness and depth to the picture.

    • Phillip February 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

      Thank you so much Otto. I had my doubts about that room because I didn’t have my tripod. I was real pleased with the outcome.

  6. Jimi Jones February 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Very nice images, Phillip. Nice story too. 😉
    That first shot looks like it belongs on a calendar, so serene and peaceful-like. Good stuff, man.

    • Phillip February 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      Thanks Jimi. I appreciate the encouragement.

  7. Edith Levy February 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    Beautiful shots Phillip. I love that first one and I really love the way you’ve processed the 3rd shot of the interior.

    • Phillip February 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

      Thanks Edith. I was really amazed how the third one turned out. Its a three image HDR. I’m looking forward to trying it again.

  8. Marc February 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Nice series and a nice story too.

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