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East Tennessee Homestead on 33+ Acres

7730 Goddard Road, Knoxville, , 37920 Dated Posted: September 28, 2017



Sandy Gammon

Keller Williams Realty


o: 865-966-5005

m: 865-771-9429

Circa 1899

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About This Old House

In a setting reminiscent of Cades Cove, this homestead exudes the character of a bygone era. From hand-hewn Poplar logs to handmade bricks to shake roofs to oak and heart-of-pine floors, this 4-5BR, 2BA home is an amazing depiction of East Tenn history! Property includes garage/carport parking for 3 vehicles; beautiful gunite pool and large patio area; porches; creek and spring; stocked pond; cantilevered barn; additional guest house; wash house; corn crib; chicken coop; gazebo. All buildings roofed in 2011 with 50-year shake roofs. Extra storage. Deer, wild turkey, and other wildlife. Very convenient S. Knox location with easy access to downtown. Would make a wonderful event location or retreat! This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity!


This property was originally owned by the Flennigan (or Flenniken) family dating back to 1790. The main house was originally a one-story log structure. The property was purchased by the Goddard family in 1840 who put wood siding over the original Poplar logs and added a 2nd story over the original log cabin. There is a brick in the hearth in the front left bedroom that bears the year 1842. The property remained in the Goddard family until the Acuffs purchased the property in 1977.

Bill Acuff was a collector of East Tennessee memorabilia, including log structures. In 1982, the Acuffs added the back addition onto the original structure. The addition consists of the great room, kitchen, hall and hall bath, loft, loft bath, and walk-in closet. They also added the side porches, pool, and patio. The large Poplar logs were reclaimed from various structures in East Tenn. and the heart-of-pine flooring was reclaimed from Cherokee Mills in Sevier County. There is a rifle hole in one of the logs. Benny Curl was the contractor. The fireplace in the great room is made of limestone, the stones of which were reclaimed from the 2-story farmhouse which belonged to Davey Crockett’s aunt in upper East Tenn.

In the original part of the main house, there is hardwood over timber floors (now under carpet) in the front bedroom. The upstairs bedrooms in the original part of the house also have the original flooring under carpet. Most of the original glass remains in the windows which are covered and protected with storm windows.

Other structures original to the property include the cantilevered barn, the wash house, and the original well house (which is no longer used as the Acuffs had a new well dug and new well-house constructed).

Confederate soldiers hid out in the basement during the occupation of Knoxville. There is a wood-burning stove in the basement which will heat the entire house via a ventilation system, however, the home was updated with a Lennox Central HVAC system which has been regularly serviced by John Coleman Company, and that is owner’s heat/air source.

The cantilevered barn is original to the property, as well as the wash house which is the building just off the kitchen porch.

There is an alarm system tied into the smoke detectors on all floors which could be monitored by a service. There is a Sentricon contract with Terminix which has been continuous.

The walkway in front and the foundation of the home are built of hand-made brick. The Goddards, who purchased the property in 1840, lived in the home until 1977 at which time it was purchased by the Acuffs. There have been only three owners.

The 33.6 acre property has a stocked pond, a creek (Stock Creek), and a stream, and is partially wooded.

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