Nestled in the heart of old Jefferson City sits this historic five-bedroom, all-brick, Colonial mansion from a bygone era. County records show that it was built in 1938, although members of the community claim that it’s older. In fact, one of the former owners, Jack Watkins, engraved 1936 on one of the corner sidewalks. The home has been a private residence, a kindergarten when these were held in private homes, (some of the closets still to this day have hooks where they would hang their winter coats}, an Antique Shop, a boarding home for Carson Newman University students, and most recently a Real Estate firm. A combination of photos is being displayed. Some from a former listing, showing how the property was a family home. Some of when it was used as a Real Estate firm. The property is Zoned B-2, allowing all professional offices the ability to conduct business here.

Churches of various denominations are within walking distance. The photos show how close the campus of Carson Newman University is. Walk to the stadium and take in a college football game. Carson Newman University’s football program has won five national titles. Attend a performance at the University’s theatre. Stroll to the old section of Jefferson City and pick up local products at the Farmer’s Market or to Historic Glenmore Mansion for their Spring Garden Market, Christmas Candlelight Tours, and other annual events. Or attend one of the yearly all-day festivals, such as the Mossy Creek Festival, or Christmas Festival. Annual Parades? A bunch are to be enjoyed just steps away from the front door.

Medical needs? Food needs? Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Walmart, Lowe’s, Food City, banks, restaurants, are all within five minutes. And, if you work in Knoxville, the home is 29.5 miles from downtown Knoxville. Who’s a buyer candidate for this home? The property can be used as a private residence again. Or, as a rental. Or, as a bed and breakfast for visiting parents of Carson Newman University students and others. Or as a professional office for doctors, dentists, attorneys, accountants, etc. You get the picture. It can become a family home again, or something else. Quite a few options to choose from.

The home features a large in-ground swimming pool with a concrete deck for playing, relaxing, and sunbathing. The swimming pool and the vinyl privacy fence were built in 2016. The previous owners also installed a new upper roof, gutters, shutters, soffit and fascia, and one of the heat pumps. The current owners have replaced the second heat pump, the lower roof, and the gas water heater.

Nine-to-ten-foot ceilings are visible throughout the home. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the primary bedroom/bathroom being on the main level. A den/library with built in shelves, a washer and dryer area, mud room, full size dining room and kitchen, a guest bathroom, and a gas fireplace are all on the main level also. Original molding and hardwood floors are still a part of this home. Ceramic tile has been added in the kitchen, mud room, and bathrooms. A grand original staircase (think Titanic} leads upstairs to an additional four bedrooms. This is a lot of house. There is also a two-car covered carport with an adjacent workshop, pool pump room, and additional space that has been used as a changing room to use before or after taking a dip in the swimming pool. City water, sewer, natural gas, and high-speed fiber internet are all on-site. The home is professionally serviced by a pest control and swimming pool company. All appliances, including the washer & dryer and television will stay (a one-year warranty package is included, providing peace of mind for the buyers that all appliances are working efficiently). Most of the furniture will also remain. Not all, but most of the furniture will remain, including some vintage pieces.

This home has stood the test of time. Whether it was built in 1938, 1936, or earlier it is a very special property. Some local companies build new homes if your taste is more in line with that. But, if you tried to duplicate this size home, on this parcel of land, with all the amenities this property brings, you would spend quite a bit more than what this home is selling for. Plus, we all know, some of the building materials used today are not the same quality as what was used back then. Any builder will tell you this. And let’s not forget the history. What this home has seen over the years. Pearl Harbor, World War II, Elvis, JFK, the Moon Landing. Eighty plus decades. History. That’s priceless.