Sotheby's International Realty - Talbott, TN
Arrow Hill Mansion. Take a step back in time with this exquisite Antebellum mansion that radiates classic Southern charm. Rich in history, this landmark was built in 1857 by Congressman Albert G. Watkins, who acquired extensive holdings in the area. Built with bricks fired on the grounds during the Civil War, Arrow Hill originally served as a refuge and command post by both the Union and Confederacy. In order to preserve the historic significance and pass on to other generations, Arrow Hill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among those having lived or stayed on the grounds are Helen Topping Miller, a noted Romantic novelist (1839-1958). One of her historical Christmas stories ''No Tears for Christmas'' is based on the 1863 holiday at Arrow Hill. Confederate General James Longstreet stayed overnight and Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart celebrated her parents 60th anniversary, among the may other celebrations over the years. A complete renovation was made in 1919 by J.O. Witt and formerly know as Watkins-Witt House, Tastefully remodeled in 2006 for modern conveniences the home was preserved with the elegance, romance and dignity of yesterday's tradition. Extremely picturesque setting reminiscent of the Gone With the Wind era lies a stately historical home nestled among towering oaks on 1.4 acres. The 6,000+ sq ft mansion with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths boasts soaring ceilings, grand-sized rooms with original woodwork, fireplaces, beautiful hardwood floors, walls of windows, and a three-story graceful winding staircase leading to a widow's walk with distant mountain and rolling pasture views. The immaculate grounds provide the perfect setting for outdoor entertaining from the veranda, gazebo, covered porches, portico, and period out-buildings. While the home can serve as a private residence, it is also zoned to operate commercially as a venue for a Bed and Breakfast, lodge, weddings, receptions, antique business, museum, bookstore, coffee shop, etc. anywhere your imagination may take you! Conveniently located just 30 miles from Knoxville with close proximity to the Smoky Mountains, the quaint towns of Jefferson City and Morristown as well as nearby metropolitan areas. Not only is the home beautiful and stately but a place to create memories, both for daily living and entertaining small and large gatherings.