About the property
- House5999 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
7 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Gorgeous historic home, with 7 bedrooms, hardwood floors and craftsman woodworking throughout. Located 1.5 mile from Neyland Stadium, this home is close to Downtown Knoxville, and approximately 40 minutes to The Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
This is an OLD HOUSE! The doors don't fully shut, the floors creak, the bathrooms and kitchen haven't been updated since the late 90s, and the basement is haunted (just kidding).
Sitting on 1 acre, it has seasonal views of Fort London Lake, and can be easily accessed to green ways that connect to the riverfront, Downtown, and The University of Tennessee campus.
The property is located on a famous Civil War battle site, where Union Officer William Price Sanders was killed by Confederate snipers. Called the luckiest shot in the civil war, General Sanders ordered the shelling of Confederate snipers located in a tower at the Bleak House (circa 1858 approximately 1 mile away Before his orders were executed, one of the Confederate snipers shot and hit General Sanders. Badly wounded, General Sanders was taken downtown Knoxville, where he died and was secretly buried at night so not to upset the morale of the troops. Though his death was unknown, his orders to shell the the sniper tower were still executed, and all three Confederate snipers were killed at the Bleak House tower. The house still remains, and can be toured, including the tower, which has the blood stains of the deadly assault on the towerwalls, along with portraits the Confederate snipers drew of each other to pass the time.
Ultimately the Union soldiers overtook the besieged city from the Confederates, in the Battle of Fort Sanders, in which an astounding 813 Confederates were killed, and only 20 Union Soldiers.
Federal land grants were given for public universities to all States who fought for the Union, which is why the University of Tennessee is located in Knoxville.
The home was built by Williston Cox, whom the University of Tennessee Alumni Auditorium is named after, which is the beautiful and gothic structure that sits closest to Neyland Stadium at the north side, and has been host of many public dignitaries, such as U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
The home is also located across the street from the Cresent Bend Home and Gardens, built in 1832, and is used as Knoxville's most impressive wedding venue, as well as Derby Day!
There is plenty of parking to accommodate any group. For large parties the home is located next to the beautiful Second Presbyterian Church.
Ira A. Brown
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Ira A. Brown
Property Manager (Ira): Retired after 22 years in the United States Air Force. Born in Knoxville, TN Owner (Dan) I'm a lifelong resident of Knoxville, growing up in South Knoxville, and graduating from The University of Tennessee School of Business and Law School. While my law office is still downtown Knoxville, I now live in Franklin, Tennessee with my family.
What makes this House unique
Perfect Venue: for any event i.e. UT Games, Weddings, Office Parties ........
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect house with tons of space for wedding weekend
I along with 4 other bridesmaids traveled to Knoxville for a wedding weekend along with our significant others. This house was perfect for each of us to have our own room and even an extra for the bride to stay with us the night before. There was so much space and the outdoor patio with chairs and a fire pit was perfect for the great weather we had that weekend. Everything was very clean and they even had several K-cup options available for us. The host and owner were both fantastic to work with and were super responsive before and after we arrived. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while we celebrated our best friend getting married.