Southern hospitality was what the Tennessee owners wanted. Their house was to be a grand and glorious but at the same time gracious and, above all, inviting showplace. The setting they chose for their congenial kingdom was a majestic 10-acre hilltop bordering the Chattahootchie National Forest—a perfect foil for a house of equally dazzling dimensions. Its monumental scope of over 10,000 square feet is softened by a romantic mélange of soaring ceilings, delicate murals, and Italian marble floors. Smart House technology adds to the comfort. But what is most indelibly etched on your mind when you see it is the synergy of man and nature. Every vantage point marries the elegant architecture to the wondrous surroundings: a grand entrance soars into the penetrating sky; a sweeping staircase lends vignettes of formal rooms at one with fountained garden terraces overflowing with waterfalls; and a pavilion treats guests to 2,200 square feet of splendor in their own ivory tower—with all Chattanooga at their feet.