What You Get

By JULIE LASKY  JAN. 17, 2018


Knoxville, Tenn.

WHAT An equestrian estate built in 2001 with a post-and-beam-construction main house with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, a horse barn, a dressage riding arena and four paddocks

HOW MUCH $1.59 million

SIZE 3,876 square feet


SETTING The home is on 12.4 rolling acres about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Knoxville and an hour northwest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

INDOORS Mahogany doors lead to a light-filled foyer followed by a great room with maple floors (Brazilian slate is underneath), exposed pine beams and 30-foot ceilings. Overlooking three sides of the room is an open gallery reached by an oak spiral staircase and bounded by an oak-and-steel balustrade. On the room’s fourth side, two sets of French doors lead to a 300-square-foot covered porch, an open patio and a vegetable and herb garden.

A dining area with a wide stone fireplace occupies one end of the great room, steps from an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and counters and a granite-topped island. At the other end, a double-height wall of built-in bookshelves anchors a library or family room area. Beyond that is a master bedroom with two walls of windows. The attached master bathroom has a separate tub and tiled stall shower.

Two additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and an office with porch access are on the upper level. A separate three-car garage has a 700-square-foot bonus room overhead.

The estate includes a post-and-beam barn with heated stables, a tack room and spaces for feeding and washing horses. Upstairs is a hayloft and an office with a kitchenette and half bath. There is also a tractor barn on the property.

OUTDOOR SPACE The home is called Sycamore Hollow Farm after the 125-foot sycamore trees growing there, but its 10 garden areas have many other kinds of trees and plants. A meadow with a pergola, for instance, sprouts more than 300 ornamental grasses, and a small peach orchard was introduced in 2012.

TAXES $6,488

CONTACT Whitney Ray-Dawson, Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty, 865-405-4486; flexmls.com