SOLD – SOLD! AUCTION CANCELED – Estate Auction – 4.8 Acres with 5,925 sq. ft. Riverfront Home in Sequoyah Hills Area – NO BUYER’S PREMIUM

April 25, 2015


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Chuck Fisher or Rob Strickland, 865.546.3206

Auction Information



On behalf of the Heirs of the Christenberry Estate - Subject to Confirmation

SOLD! AUCTION CANCELED! The Christenberry property, located at 3222 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, will be going to auction April 25. Located on the Tennessee River in the prestigious Sequoyah Hills area of Knoxville, the home was built in 1904 by William H. Gass, then-president of Knoxville Banking Company. Gass served as city alderman, then mayor of Knoxville 1904-05. Gass spared no expense building this English-style bungalow. He used the finest Brazilian mahogany, cherry and oak to build floors and woodwork, including an exceptional paneled staircase, large pocket doors, and cofered ceilings in the formal dining and living areas. Antique hand-painted Chinese wallpaper hangs in the dining room. A fieldstone fireplace is a focal point in the living room, and a glassed-in sunroom gives commanding views of the Tennessee River and Smoky Mountains, replete with a variety of mature trees and plantings. In its prime, the property featured an extensive putting green, grass tennis courts, barn with horse stalls, and a four-car detached garage. This property has direct access to the Tennessee River via a series of terraced gardens beyond a long sloping lawn. The location is ideal for a boathouse or a launch for kayaks. The house was sold in 1912 to the Varnell family, partners in Anderson-Dulin-Varnell, wholesale subsidiary of the late Miller's Department store. Dr. H.E. Christenberry, Jr., purchased the property in 1947, of which the house carries his name. The almost 6,000 sq. ft. house is situated on 4.8 acres, with more than 250 feet of Tennessee River frontage. With its 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and finished basement, the next owner will have a choice of restoring it to its past grandeur or make room for future development. "Furrow Auction Company is proud to have the opportunity to work with the Christenberry family on such a historically significant piece of real estate," said Rob Strickland, Vice President, Furrow Auction Company. "Along with Tom Hughes, we are honored to be representing the Christenberry family – a family with deep roots in our community, well known for their success in numerous professions and, most importantly, their civic contributions." Furrow Auction Company will conduct the auction at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25 on the property at 3222 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. The sale is being conducted in conjunction with Tom Hughes, Realty Executive Associates.
  • Situated on Tennessee River in prestigious Sequoyah Hills area
  • 251 feet of River Frontage
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Baths
  • Finished Basement
  • Built in 1904
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
In conjunction with: Realty Executive Associates Tom Hughes, 865.588.3233

Terms: Successful bidders will deposit 10% of the purchase price on sale day in the form of cash, certified check or wire, personal or company check. A real estate contract must be signed. Balance is due in certified funds at closing. CLOSING MUST TAKE PLACE WITHIN 20 DAYS OF SALE. NO EXTENSIONS. Sale day announcements control terms of auction. Acreage and square footage believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed. THIS PROPERTY SOLD IN IT’S “AS IS, WHERE IS WITH ALL FAULTS” CONDITION WITH NO WARRANTIES EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESS EXCEPT WARRANTY OF TITLE. Note: Homes built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. **All square footage and acreage amounts are believed to be accurate but not  guaranteed. All information was obtained from appraisals and local courthouse records.**

  • City - $7,495.68
  • County - $6,380.00

Zoning: R-1 Residential

  • Electric
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Gas

  • Sequoyah Elementary
  • Bearden Middle
  • West High