In 2002, this two-story Italian Mediterranean-style Villa experienced a meticulous renovation and addition under the thoughtful design and exacting construction of Jim McDonough and interior design by Ellen Capito. It now expresses a sophisticated, urbane character while retaining a comfortable and lovely ease. Originally built as a single-family home and since divided into five separate units, the Villa is set in a prime Knoxville location, accessible to both downtown and Sequoyah Hills, surrounded by gardens and trees. French doors, grand windows and 10-foot ceilings create a luminous interior exuding calm elegance. A custom front door guides you from the terra cotta patio into the foyer; to the right the living room with three sides of natural light, four pairs of Palladian-topped French doors, and a fireplace; the dining room is splendidly lit by a large window offering tranquil, wooded views; right off the dining room is the den with full bath (which could become a separate bedroom suite) and built-in library shelves. Through a doorway from the dining room stands the elegant kitchen with African granite counter tops, professional appliances and beaded white cabinets that reach to the ceiling; opening through French doors from the kitchen is a private deck for grilling and dining.
A gracefully curving staircase climbs from the foyer to the master oasis: a spacious bedroom with gas-burning fireplace, Juliet balcony, views of a park-like yard in front and woods to the side, all with the sounds of nature; a second bedroom has been transformed into a dream, walk-in closet with an abundance of storage. The master suite is complete with a capacious and well-appointed bath: a beautiful Waterworks tub, custom sink, tiled shower, separate WC; and laundry with plentiful storage.
This is a home that will be a gathering place, a launching pad, a sanctuary, an abode that offers happiness and inspiration, where you will truly live.
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