A breathtaking, 12.4-acre equestrian country estate with few urban sounds and boundless privacy in West Knoxville, Tennessee, a half-hour drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The property – 25 minutes from downtown Knoxville and the Knoxville airport -- features a magnificent, 3,876-square-foot, post-and-beam main house, a three-stable horse barn with hay loft and office, tractor barn, riding arena and four paddocks. Large mahogany front doors of this custom, timber-frame home guide you to 30-foot vaulted ceilings, exposed pine beams, and built-in, floor-to-ceiling book shelves. On the main level, maple floors lead one way to the window-wrapped, master bedroom, full bath and walk-in closet, and the other way to an open gourmet kitchen with white Shaker cabinets, professional appliances and a granite-topped island.
A stone fireplace warms the dining area on one end of the living room and an intimate family room wraps into the corner at the other end. A striking, hand-crafted oak spiral staircase winds upstairs to two bedrooms with full baths, a sunlit home office, balcony, gallery area and more floor-to-ceiling bookcases. An iron-and-oak balustrade defines the interior balcony that overlooks the living area below.
French doors lead from the living and dining areas to a 300-square foot covered porch, stone patio overlooking the property, and a vegetable garden with al fresco dining. Stone steps lead to a three-stall garden room. Nearby a door leads to a carpeted, 700-square-foot media and play room over the three-car garage.
The property also features a stand-alone, 2-story, post-and-beam horse barn with a 100-bale hay loft and open-ceilinged, office/studio with a small kitchen and half-bath. Downstairs are heated stables, tack room, feed room with a kitchen and a heated area for washing the horses. A nearby seed room also functions as a storage room.
A separate tractor barn with two stalls and a full tool shop stands between the barn and the main house. All buildings on the property feature green, standing-seam metal roofs.
Gravel paths lead from the main barn to the 80' x 200' equestrian dressage arena with Permaflex horse footing. The arena features an irrigation system that minimizes dust.
The ten garden areas spread out around the property nurture cut flowers, ornamental grasses, a mixture of annuals and perennials, and dozens of trees. A small peach orchard was planted in 2012. An iconic Tennessee meadow is home to more than 300 ornamental grasses and a lighted, 11' x 11' outdoor pergola/stage. An 1,140-foot-deep well and pump house irrigates all the gardens and grasses around the property.
Walk the property line along the cleared path running in and out of the woods and open fields to fully appreciate the depth and breadth of this unique estate.
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