East Tennessee is full of mansions, but some of them stand out above the rest. Because of this, we’ve compiled a list of 6 East Tennessee mansions you didn’t know existed!
6 East Tennessee Mansions You Didn’t Know Existed
1) Stonecrest Manor
Stonecrest Manor is a beautiful 14,000sq ft mansion in Morristown, TN. Featuring an incredible 5 bedrooms & 9 bathrooms, this home spares absolutely no expense. The master suite takes up an entire wing of the main floor, which also features a rustic office, oversized dining, and a kitchen fit for any master chef. The kitchen then opens up to a beautiful great room showcasing one of the homes many fireplaces. The rest of the home continues to amaze with a separate mother-in-law suite on the second floor, a movie theater and safe room in the basement, and much, much more.
Windswept upon Cherokee is a bit different than the rest of the homes on this list. The Windswept mansion is actually part of large lakefront community, and the Windswept mansion serves as that neighborhood’s manor house. All of the property owners in Windswept get to use one of the 5 bedrooms for 5 nights out of the year. The Windswept Manor House is over 10,000sq ft with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The magnificent manor house also features a beautiful pool, tennis court, and basketball court for use by the Windswept community, as well as those using their allotted nights in the manor house.
3) Chattanooga’s Playboy Mansion
One of the more unique properties on the list, Chattanooga’s Playboy Mansion, is an incredible relic of the past. Having been rundown and vandalized over the years, this stunning home at one point was booming with nightlife. From its tiki man entrance to its circular, pointed roof, nothing about this home should be considered normal. Coming in at just 5,600sq ft, most of the home was taken over by the HUGE in-door pool that was made in the shape of the Playboy bunny.
4) Whirlwind Mansion
Showcasing an incredible 22,000sq ft and 11 bedrooms with 13 bathrooms, this home was magnificent in its heyday – hosting US Presidents and celebrities. The story behind the home, however, is a dark one. Built with money earned from bank fraud, Whirlwind was built in the early 1970s by banker and politician Jake Butcher. He wanted to spare no expense, and the original mansion had 40 rooms, a pool, tennis court, 7 car garage, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Butcher, named after the owner of Whirlwind Mansion. Converted into 5 luxury condos in the early 2000s, Whirlwind mansion now sits empty and decaying after bank repossession in 2011.
5) Villa Collina
Villa Collina is the largest home in the state of Tennessee. Located near the heart of West Knoxville, Villa Collina is 40,250sq ft and features 8 bedrooms and 11 full bathrooms. It also has an additional 5 half bathrooms, a gourmet commercial kitchen, a 2,600sq ft wine cellar, a three-story library, both an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center, home theater, 6 car garage, secluded guest suite, and staff quarters. Overall, Villa Collina has 50 rooms. It was recently purchased and is now open for fundraising events. This home is truly magnificent, and every single inch of the is filled with complete luxury with no expense spared.
6) Wind Drift
Wind Drift is a beautiful mansion in central East Tennessee. Built in an antebellum style, this estate truly does feel like home from the moment you step inside. Just over 6,000sq ft, this home features 4 bedrooms with 4.5 bathrooms, a beautiful gunite, saltwater pool, and a pool house with its own bathroom. The property itself is also a big feature of Wind Drift, as it has over 31 acres with a thirteen stall horse barn, office area, a run-in shed, a training track, and an additional building for feed storage. If you’re looking for a horse property that you can come in and call home, Wind Drift is the mansion for you!