By Katie Faulkner
Photography by Philip Slowiak
For Marcus and Althea Jones, the perfect home was something they built together. Having met and married here in Chattanooga, the pair has been together for nearly 14 years and has added two sons to their family. Ready to build their dream home, the couple set out to find a larger lot to build on. “I grew up on a farm with lots of land,” Marcus explains. “So, I had always wanted some acreage. When we came across about five acres close to downtown, in the right school district, and wooded for privacy, we were sold.”
After finding the perfect lot, they decided to build their dream home with a mountain craftsman exterior and a minimalist interior, keeping life uncomplicated and completely comfortable.
Marcus heads up Magnolia Developments, LLC, and their home was the first that he built in what would become Magnolia One subdivision.