Epic Farmhouse


Judge C. K. Ellis Home | grainger county tennessee | c.1840s


This incredible farmhouse sits on a gentle slope in Appalachian Tennessee and is known as the Judge C. K. Ellis Home after one of its owners, a prominent local attorney and banker who moved in during the early 1900s.

The original structure of the home was a log cabin, built in 1848 by James Walker, and updated around 1900 to add the lap board siding (purchased from Sears Roebuck), double porch, and ginger bread trim. 

The family that currently owns it was serious about restoring it a few years ago but found that a full restoration would be too much to take on, so they are currently doing small jobs when possible to keep the place from collapsing.

Even in its current state, its one of the most impressive structures of the South I have had the pleasure of capturing. 


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