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The “New Norris House” was designed and built by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Architecture and Design to celebrate the TVA’s 75th anniversary. The project was funded by two EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants, which provided a total of $85,000 for planning and construction. The scale of the college project was as unique as the house itself.
Contributing to the Platinum rating was the use of local and reclaimed wood throughout the house. The siding is locally sourced and milled white cedar, the structural wood was harvested and manufactured in North Carolina, the countertop was made from reclaimed truck beds, and the primary flooring is solid white oak reclaimed from century-old Kentucky barns and milled to order by Salvageantique LLC.
One of the members of the project knew University of Tennessee-Knoxville alum James Brady, the son of Salvageantique’s owner Scott Brady, and asked if the company would provide the reclaimed flooring for the project.
“We told them we’d like to help them, and we decided to donate the material and help get it down,” Scott Brady said. “It turned out to be a pretty fun project for everybody.”
Wanted to thank you for your help. We should be finished by Sept and moving in. We have our website up so I wanted to send to you. Feel free to share.