Captivating 2.5-acre estate one hour from Knoxville and 1-1/2 hours from Asheville offers a Goldilocks blend of smalltown living and urban convenience. Built c. 1910, cared for by the same family for more than a century, the Buell Weems house is a well-preserved American Foursquare. The Prairie-style influence is unmistakable with a porte-cochere, deep eaves and classic lines. Recent owners have retained the traditional details including entry stair hall, high ceilings, fireplaces and hardwood floors, while making modest improvements for modern living including stainless steel appliances, updated plumbing, electrical and HVAC. The original floor plan is complemented by a rear addition that includes the fifth bedroom, a full bath and laundry room/mud room that leads into the kitchen. The large front porch faces west toward the sunset. The back porch steps lead to a side-yard with nearly limitless opportunity for outdoor dinner parties and holiday gatherings. The backyard is expansive and private, perfect for fireflies and campfires. A newly constructed English barn is under roof and ready to be finished to your specifications. Its timber frame was locally harvested and sawn. The upstairs loft includes a dormer that opens toward a planned rear deck. The property is bounded to the east by a tree-lined windbreak and to the south by a four-rail horse fence. Each September, the Baileyton Celebration parade passes directly in front of the house. Year round, neighbors who pass by invariably slow and wave. Come sit on the porch and see for yourself.
Updated on September 14, 2023 at 2:53 am