AvailableBeautiful Country Home With Views For Miles Near Thorn Hill - 242 Acres

Auction Date9May

242 Acres / Grainger County, TN

Auction Location:429 McAnally Road (On The Lawn), Thorn Hill, TN 37881

Auction Type:Reserve

Auction Date:

Surround yourself with million-dollar views on this amazing property in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Located an hour north of Knoxville, this secluded, custom estate is now being offered at auction. Built in the 1980s, the custom 8758 sq. ft. home was strategically placed along the ridgetop to maximize the views, inside and out. Each of the six bedrooms has its own private bath which is convenient to host a large family or be used as a retreat, Bed and Breakfast, vacation rental, etc. There are an additional 2 full baths and 4 half baths to compliment the living space. Floor-to-ceiling windows are featured throughout the home, providing dawn-to-dusk viewing of the surrounding mountains. Wood was harvested and crafted locally to round out the details throughout the house. A commercial-grade kitchen, a bar area and a wine cellar will host your culinary delights. Dine in the adjacent casual dining room, in the unique breeze-way or move to the banquet room for larger parties. Then gather around one of the many fireplaces to entertain and share stories. Guests can find private accommodations at the end of a long day in apartment-style living quarters that are complimented with its own full kitchen. Just a short walk from the house, you’ll find a small guest house with the same outstanding views of the surrounding ridgetops. This guest house includes a swimming pool and pool house. Around the centrally located home, the grounds feature fieldstone and river rock landscaping. The surrounding farm includes a combination of 154 acres of timber, 51 acres of pasture and 37 acres of brush, the perfect habitat for various wildlife including deer and turkey. Your privacy is protected by two gated entrances, one at the main entrance nearly a half mile down the private driveway and the second at the fence line surrounding the home. This property is secluded and quiet, but close to regional airports, hospitals and amenities. The farm is less than an hour to multiple cities, such as Knoxville, Morristown, Tri-Cities, and Sevierville/Pigeon Forge… the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Open House April 27, 2019, 1-4pm; all other showings by appointment only

  • Bidders may participate in the auction on site or online at AuctionNetwork.com

  • Onsite bidders should bring government issued ID

  • All properties and or any improvements thereon are sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” with no financing, inspection or other contingencies to sale. Final acreage totals are contingent on a survey

  • 5% Buyer's Premium - $10,000 minimum per property

  • Announcements on the day of the sale shall take precedence over any prior advertisements

  • Each high bidder will sign a contract and must make a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total purchase price ($5,000 minimum) immediately following auction - cash, cashier’s checks, personal checks and business checks (electronically processed) are accepted - the balance of the purchase price and all closing costs are due at closing within 60 days

  • If winning bid is online, you will be immediately contacted to make arrangements for the 10% down payment and a purchase contract will be sent via DocuSign

  • The property is sold free and clear of all taxes and installments of assessments for prior years but taxes and installments of assessments for the current year on the basis of the actual assessment shall be apportioned as of the scheduled date for the closing of title

  • All information provided is derived from sources believed correct but is not guaranteed or warranted - Bidders shall rely entirely on their own information and judgment

  • Possession at closing, subject to tenant’s rights, if any

  • Each of the 6 bedrooms has its own bath

  • A lot of the woodwork in the home was crafted from the property itself

  • Unique custom home has a variety of potential uses

  • Tons of privacy

  • Beautiful views from the grass covered ridge tops

  • Hardwood and tile flooring throughout the house

  • Includes a guest house and a pool house

  • Nearby public lakes and rivers

  • Secluded and quiet location but close to amenities and regional airport

  • Several hiking or riding trails

  • 24 miles to Morristown, 41 miles to Jefferson City, 42 miles to Knoxville, 60 miles to Sevierville

  • Cattle farm, hunting preserve, or personal getaway, this farm has plenty of tillable and timber area to work with

  • Spring fed year-round creek on southwest property edge

  • Incredible mountain and valley views

Auction Documents


  • Wild Game
    • Big Game
      • Whitetail
    • Upland Game
      • Dove
      • Quail
    • Other Game
      • Wild Turkey
  • Waterfront
    • Creek
  • Roads
    • Road Frontage
      • Country Road
    • Road Access
      • Gravel
  • Fence
    • Low Fence
    • Fence Material
      • Wire
      • Wood
  • Tillable / Production Areas
    • Hardwood Trees
    • Pasture
    • Hay
  • Housing
    • Home
  • Improvements
    • Recreational Improvements
      • Trail Network
    • Building Improvements
      • Gated Entrance
  • Utilities
    • Electric
    • Water
    • Septic
  • Activities on Property
    • Hunting
    • Hiking
    • ATV Riding
    • Horseback Riding
    • Camping
    • Family Activities
    • Biking
  • Investment

Real Estate Auction Terms and Conditions

Terms Of Sale

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Each high bidder must make a 10% ($5,000 minimum) non-refundable deposit immediately following auction. Cash, cashier's checks, personal checks and business checks (electronically processed) are accepted. The balance of the purchase price and all closing costs are due within 30 days.

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Broker Participation

Buyers Agents who register a winning bidder at this auction may receive a Buyer Broker Participation Fee. Please call for more details.

Greg Lutz, Managing Director, Williams & Williams, 785.286.2518

Joe Gizdic, Managing Director, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC, 217.299.0332

Auction Type



Property being offered by Williams & Williams Mrktg Srvcs, Inc. and Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC

Jeff Ashby, TN Broker for Williams & Williams Mrktg Srvcs, Inc., TN Lic 349889

Christopher S. Wakefield, TN Broker for Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC, TN Lic 274962

Greg Lutz, Managing Director, Williams & Williams Mrktg Srvcs, Inc., 785.286.2518

Joe Gizdic, Managing Director, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC, 217.299.0332

Wes Evans, Tennessee Land Specialist, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, 865-360-5593

Tim Burnett, Tennessee Land Specialist, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, 865-368-0002

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