Log Homes On Center Hill Lake

We drove to Center Hill Lake — near Smithville, Tennessee — this past weekend. We wanted to see how many log homes have been built in the area. We also wanted to see how the lake lots on Center Hill Lake compare to the lake lots on Dale Hollow Lake. Here are some of the log homes we saw.

Center Hill Lake Properties For Sale

Center Hill Lake is between Dale Hollow Lake and where we currently live in Williamson County, Tennessee. It only made sense to see what lake property was for sale there, but we never found anything we liked.

Lakefront Living In Tennessee

Looking for lake property in Tennessee? Did you know that lake FRONT doesn’t necessarily mean lake ACCESS in Tennessee? The thick perimeter of land surrounding every major waterway in this state is technically owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the Tennessee Valley Authority. As a result, they dictate what you can and cannot do on that piece of property between your house and the lake.

Exterior Log Siding vs Full Log Walls

While looking at log homes along Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tennessee last week, we saw close-up for the very first time was a home that looked like a log home, but wasn’t. It had log siding — or tongue & groove — inside and out.

Enjoying The View At Our Dale Hollow Lake Property

Here’s a photo collage of a day spent at our property — at Swan Ridge Lake Resort on Dale Hollow Lake. It was our dog Tenor’s first time visiting the property. Also his first time off-leash to roam free. He did great!

Which Lake Should We Build Our House On?

We’ve decided to open up our search to include West Tennessee and East Tennessee — in addition to right here in Middle Tennessee. Actually, we’re looking wherever the biggest, nicest lakes are. Here are all the lakes in Tennessee that we are exploring…