OLIVER SPRINGS: $332,900 - 118 Old Knoxville Hwy., 3bd/2bth, 2acres: Every morning I wake up, with my day scheduled and laid out before me. I usually never know beforehand what the properties I'm going to photograph are really going to look like. And most days, I'm blown away by at least one of the properties. This home, and the rehab the owners have done, totally blew me away and sent me into creative overload!! Everywhere I looked, there was a special feature I wanted to make sure to capture.
First, this property sits on 2 acres, just outside the Oak Ridge city limits, with some amazing views of Windrock and the Cumberland Mountains!! The yard itself is HUGE, and while it's not flat, there are plenty of flatter areas for the kids to play. And the woods up beyond the fence are great for exploring. The owners have also put in a new deck around the back and side, where the new hot tub sits (yes, it conveys!!). I love the frame and tin privacy barriers they built.... just the right touch of modern and texture to create interest as well as privacy. And that rock garden in the corner....... to big to be dug up. But didn't they do a great job landscaping it!! I could spend the whole evening out here, relaxing after a long day of editing!
Now step inside with me and take in all in!! Those dark gray wood floors under your feet, the sparkle of the light fixtures above, and those interior doors!!!! And there's just enough shine and sparkle to give it an upscale modern vibe. I LOVE the frosted, six panels doors withe the crystal door knobs!! I love that dining room chandelier and the pendant lights over the kitchen bar!!!
In the kitchen, look closely at that floral deisgn of the tile backsplash and how it goes all the way to the ceiling behind the sink. Also, the kitchen cabinets include the top glass doors cabinets that have lights in the top of all of them - perfect for displaying the owners CorningWare collection! And both the pantry and the laundry closet has full frosted paneled doors.
The mudroom is also fun! Once part of the original bricked paved patio, this area is 2 steps down from the kitchen, and it is lit up by the 2 walls of windows. But when you need a light, look at that black, farmhouse chandelier!!! And that built-in bench/coat rack/storage piece! and the french doors into the kitchen that the owners converted to sliding barn doors!!!
Both bathrooms have also been completely redone. I love the big subway tile on the walls and the large hex tiles on the floor. The hall bath has a beautiful modern tub, while the master has a gorgeous tiled shower. And those mirrors..... both with a ring light built-in around the edge, and they de-fog! The master bedroom has a sliding door onto the deck, making easy access to the hot tub! But look closely at that custom window over the bed! So pretty and perfect...... wall space to make arranging furniture easier while also letting in some natural light.
The owners are following the kids out of state, but had intended for this to be their last home. So they have put their heart and soul into every design decision. The result is an incredibly special home. The only decision left to make........ When do the new owners move in?! Melissa Foster of Keller Williams is the listing agent and is waiting to take your offer.