Mountain Modern on Missionary Ridge

About the Mountain Modern Estate

Welcome to the perfect destination for the modern family. This post mid-century modern home offers an ideal blend of luxurious amenities, family comfort and entertaining spaces — all on the largest acreage available on top of Missionary Ridge yet minutes from revitalized downtown Chattanooga.

Post Mid-Century Modern

Designed by famous Los Angeles architect Harold W. Levitt — who has created homes for the likes of film producer Steven Spielberg and actor Dean Martin — this Chattanooga home reflects the modern design philosophies seen throughout his work in mid-century L.A. His signature intermixing and re-interpretation of the indoors and outdoors is especially visible in this post mid-century, modern home.

Levitt’s design brings a slice of sunny California to the rolling hills of Tennessee. The heart of the home is the solarium, where you and yours can relax together or entertain guests. This amazing feature has a 30-foot-high glass ceiling, heated indoor swimming pool with diving board, reflecting pond, changing rooms with showers and a built-in gas grill and kitchen area. Complete with mature live palm trees and foliage, the solarium allows you to enjoy the great outdoors any time of the year.

Extraordinary for Entertaining, Fit for Family

This seven-bedroom estate offers plenty of space for family members and guests alike. Small, intimate gathering spaces allow you to cozy up in the solarium’s sunken conversation area, the family room’s entertainment area and private library, or one of the two living rooms where large spaces allow for sizeable groups.

Larger parties, of upwards of 150 guests, can easily spread out within the five-acre property. An eastern facing deck is wonderful for outdoor entertainment, while the dining room — with its 12-foot-tall, walnut bi-folding doors and glass-enclosed garden — provides an elegant space to impress during more formal affairs. Invite visitors to the upper living room for a drink at your personal bar or throw a casual pool party in the sun-drenched solarium.

The gourmet kitchen contains everything you need for keeping your friends and family well fed. From its stainless steel countertops to its granite topped work island, this one-of-a-kind kitchen has it all: three GE monogram ovens, two dishwashers, a SubZero refrigerator, a separate stand-alone SubZero freezer, a gas range and grill, an electric range, warming drawers, a walk-in butler’s pantry and a breakfast nook.

Premier Privacy, Vast Views

This extraordinary estate promises comfort for all its inhabitants. The master wing offers a private retreat from the rest of the home. The magnificent master bedroom includes a private sitting room with a gas fireplace where you can unwind and catch up after the day is through. Enjoy beautiful views from your floor-to-ceiling windows or step out onto the adjacent terraces to marvel at the unobstructed beauty. Separate his and hers bathrooms make the experience even more amazing. He will enjoy his own sauna, walk-in closet with built-ins, half-court gym with a basketball goal and direct access to the solarium. She can soak in the Jacuzzi tub and keep all her accessories well organized in her walk-in closet with built-in glass front storage and cedar closet.

Additional Amenities

A craft room with a skylight and an attached half-bath is a great outlet for creativity while the two-car garage and two-car carport with adjacent work area is great for all your favorite vehicular projects.

Brush up on your favorite sports outdoors at the artificial putting green or lighted tennis court. A circular garden area with bench seating lets you explore horticultural interests while the connecting concrete and asphalt jogging and walking pathways throughout the five acres allow visitors to truly appreciate the extent of your green thumb. You can even impress history buffs with two cannons, reproduced to depict the local Civil War history.

About the Area

Missionary Ridge

Become part of the Missionary Ridge community. Ideally located in the center of Chattanooga, Tennessee, this area has some of the finest views and outdoor amenities in the city. The area is just minutes away from the heart of downtown, as well as the breathtaking lakes and mountains that surround the city. Bring your favorite water vessel to explore the bordering Tennessee River or the new downtown marina as Chattanooga has a very long boating season.

As the site of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, this community is steeped in rich local history. Civil War monuments and plaques can be seen throughout the affluent residential area as well as the nearby Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mountain Modern is centrally located within Chattanooga, making the beautiful lakes, mountains, airport, downtown and entertainment only minutes away. The city of Chattanooga has undergone a phenomenal revitalization of the downtown area, bordering the Tennessee River and anchored by the largest freshwater aquarium built in the United States. A new saltwater addition was recently completed along with a new downtown marina and large public boat dock. Chattanooga has many miles of lake recreation, and there is a long boating season.

Supporting a growing art community, the Hunter Museum of Art added a third building designed by a prominent California architect, and it is connected to the downtown area by a glass bridge.

The historic Walnut Street Bridge, named one of America’s “Top 10 Great Public Spaces for 2013” by the American Planning Association, spans the Tennessee River was turned into a pedestrian bridge, connecting the North Shore shopping/dining areas with downtown businesses, shopping and superb restaurants.

Interstates I-75 and I-24 merge in Chattanooga, allowing easy driving to Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The airport has undergone renovation, and the city has secured direct flights to major cities, as well as added more 30-minute flights to the Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport, which is the busiest airport in the nation, offering an array of domestic and international schedules.

Mountain Modern Features

  • Designed by famed Los Angeles architect Harold W. Levitt — roof and wall angles specific to the sunlight
  • Sited on a gorgeous, five-acre tract
  • Total of 7 beds // 10 full and 3 half baths, inclusive of an apartment with 2 beds and 2 baths
  • Natural, park-like setting with sculpted and manicured grounds
  • Largest acreage on top of Missionary Ridge, located at the center of Chattanooga
  • Beautiful eastern view of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Western view of downtown Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain
  • Easy drive (via I-75 and I-24) to Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Gated entry to back of property
  • Lighted tennis court
  • Artificial putting green
  • Paved walking path
  • Two cannons reproduced to depict Civil War history on Missionary Ridge with a stone wall
  • Two Patina artistic copper windmills situated amongst flowering shrubs
  • Circular garden area
  • Abundant array of mature trees, some upwards of 300-plus years old – Evergreens, Southern Magnolias, Hemlocks, Hardwoods
  • Plethora of roses, Azaleas and other perennials
  • Gently rolling lawn with walking paths and mountain views from every point
  • Beautiful mountain stone exterior
  • Black slate front porch entry with grand double doors
  • Hidden doorways for closets and pathways
  • Built-in cabinets and shelving to allow free flow from one room to the next
  • Open and airy with beams that allow for perfect sunlight or moonlight at the exact time of the day for best exposure and refraction
  • Multiple levels with graceful flow


  • Approximately 19,000sf
  • Tennessee stone, wood and concrete
  • Roofing is concrete tile over asphalt rubber with 30-yr warranty
  • Aluminum windows and sliding doors
  • Ceiling heights from 10 to 30 feet
  • Heating system – pulse jet/gas
  • Nine air conditioning units, all replaced in last 7 years
  • Large storage in basement area
  • Two-car garage with entrance to kitchen
  • Two-car carport with adjacent storage and work area
  • Two-car garage adjacent to the apartment


  • Centerpiece of the home
  • Interior side wall is a glass shelving unit to display fine collectibles – allows access through a corridor to master suite while looking through to solarium, up to glass ceiling and out the windows on opposite side of room
  • Spectacular powder room with garden wall 88 feet by 52 feet
  • Vaulted glass, 30-ft-high ceiling – sunlight and moonlight views
  • Beautiful display of natural light
  • Spectacular views
  • Swimming pool with diving board
  • Reflecting pond emptying into pool
  • Cascading waterfall over “lava rocks”
  • Surrounded by patio area for lounging
  • Lower-level built-in barbeque grill area with bench seating
  • Two changing rooms with showers
  • Palm trees, flowering tropical plants and trees

Living Room

  • Formal room off foyer
  • Gas fireplace in large rock wall and granite hearth
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows across entire exterior wall
  • Natural light filtering through foliage/trees
  • Built-in curio display cabinet

Upper Living Room

  • Beamed, vaulted ceilings
  • Full, built-in wet bar with sink, ice maker and bar refrigerator
  • Built-in bar storage closet, cabinets and wine racks
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass walls for viewing and entrance into solarium
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening to outside terrace

Dinning Room

  • Beautiful chandelier
  • Comfortably seats up to 14 guests
  • Spectacular angles, hidden doorways and cabinets
  • Elegant dining for 14
  • Walk-in china closet
  • Glassed garden area
  • Large walnut bi-folding doors – 12’ tall
  • Corner glassed-in garden/terrarium

Gourmet Kitchen

  • Stainless steel and granite counter tops
  • Granite center island with pendant lighting
  • Subzero refrigerator
  • Separate stand-alone SubZero freezer
  • Three GE Monogram ovens
  • Two dishwashers
  • Trash compactor
  • Disposal
  • Stainless double ovens
  • Gas range and grill
  • Electric range
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Eating area
  • Warming drawers
  • Microwave
  • Opens to screened-in slate patio/balcony

Family Room/Library

  • 12’ walnut pocket door
  • Table seating area for six (dining/playing cards or other games)
  • Built-in entertainment area with elevated inlaid custom tile gas fireplace
  • Library area and sliding ladder
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows with eastern view
  • Cantilevered staircase leading to guest wing
  • Opens to a screened-in balcony porch with slate flooring and granite accents – beautiful views of mountains and valley below

Master Bedroom Wing

  • Large bedroom with onyx gas fireplace
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to private patio overlooking grounds and eastern view of mountains and valley
  • Separate sitting area with gas fireplace
  • Adjacent office with fireplace that opens to Her Bathroom

His Bathroom

  • Marble countertops, marble steam shower and sauna
  • Separate water closet
  • Beautiful walnut woodwork constructed to hide closet and storage doors
  • Large walk-in closet with built-in drawers, glassed shelving, and shoe racks
  • Access to solarium/pool area
  • One-half court gym with basketball goal, wood walls and flooring

Her Bathroom

  • Marble countertops/vanity with spectacular view out a window
  • Heated marble flooring
  • Jacuzzi tub with marble surround
  • Separate, step-down shower with flowing curtains for privacy
  • Water closet with bidet
  • Large walk-in closet with built-in shoe racks, glass front purse storage, glass front drawers and lots of cabinets
  • Out-of-season cedar closet
  • Pass-thru to upstairs bedrooms

Two Upstairs Bedrooms

  • Separate wing from Master Suite
  • Separate sitting areas — one with built-in bookshelves and skylights (refracted lighting)
  • Walk-in closets with built-ins
  • En-suite, large bathrooms with showers and tubs and marble flooring and counter-tops

Two Downstairs Bedrooms

  • Staircase from family room leading down to office/study with adjacent half bath
  • Open and bright — all windows and sliding doors accompany each room
  • Separate wing from Master Suite
  • Large separate bathrooms with marble counter-tops, exquisite fixtures and appointments
  • Terrace access

Guest Apartment

  • Two bedrooms
  • Two full bathrooms
  • Kitchen and living area
  • Private entrance and parking area

Additional Amenities

  • Large laundry room with utility sinks, hanging space, lots of cabinets located off of the kitchen
  • Craft/hobby room with large skylight and half bathroom


This property is listed for sale by Crey-Leike Realtors (00000337) – 1201 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402 (423) 756-0771. Listing agent John L. Webb, Jr. (00229621). Concierge Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services and is a licensed Tennessee auction firm (5704) and brokerage firm (261683) – Broker Chad Aron Roffers (323135) – 777 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (888) 966-4759. The services referred to herein are not available to residents of any state where prohibited by applicable state law. Concierge Auctions LLC, its agents and affiliates, broker partners, Auctioneer, and the Sellers do not warrant or guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listings or advertising, promotional or publicity statements and materials. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. Brokers are fully protected and encouraged to participate. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details.