Extraordinary Features | Custom Bars & Media Rooms

Extraordinary Features | Custom Bars & Media Rooms


Fall brings foliage, football and friends. If you love entertaining both inside and out, this season is the best season! Savor the cooler temps and enjoy the fall colors outside with your poolside bar. Cheer for your favorite team during the big high school, college or NFL game with the perfect media room setup! You will definitely be the winner in any one of these beautiful homes.


This custom bar located on Watts Bar Lake is one of our favorites! Serve your guests the perfect fall cocktail after a viewing the seasonal colors waterside.

Cross Winds Cove Road | listed with Mary Ann Swann


This custom wet bar has everything you need to please your guest! Beautiful custom cabinetry, wine cooler, fridge, ice maker and storage make this bar an enviable one for sure.

Rudder Lane | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton


Fall colors can be enjoyed from this lakeside home with views of the mountains. Serve hot toddys from this custom outdoor bar and kitchen when temps have turned cooler.

Riverbend Road | listed with Deanna Mendenhall-Miller and Paula Kelley


No one will miss any of the game in this expansive media room. Ample seating and an elevated platform help make every seat in the house the best seat!

Beals Chapel Road | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton


This media room’s wide screen and audio system enhance the experience for each viewer. Spacious seating gives everyone a chance to thoroughly enjoy the game!

Riverbend Drive | listed with Deanna Mendenhall-Miller and Paula Kelley


A custom bar to enjoy with a group of friends or on your own after a long day. A media room for the fight of the century or a viewing of your child’s dancing debut.  These are some of the extraordinary features that enhance not only the home but the lives of it’s owners. 


*For information about any of these properties, please click on the photo for more details.

Notable Sales August 2017

Notable Sales August 2017


Casa del Lago Way | Lenoir City, Tennessee | sold by Angela Fowler


Six Mile Road | Maryville, Tennessee | sold by Sandy Poe


Kenilworth Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Jenny Snodgrass



Park Glen Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Sandi Wilson



Windridge Lane | Morristown, Tennessee | sold by Walt GIlbertson



Topside Road | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Whitney Ray-Dawson

Whitney Ray-Dawson | Extraordinary Agent of the Week


Whitney Ray-Dawson know that buying or selling a house is one of the largest financial transactions people make in their lifetime. With that in mind, Whitney strives to keep her clients well informed and educated throughout the process. With personal experience in buying, selling, remodeling and building homes in the United States and Costa Rica, plus a master’s degree in conflict resolution, Whitney offers her clients a compassionate, knowing and patient perspective on the buying and selling processes.

Whitney’s love of architecture and interiors was nurtured in the northeast where she grew up outside of Boston in a 1732 Colonial home, and a 1920s New York City co-op. While working towards her BA in Art at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, Whitney studied architecture and design in Finland. She has lived in Minneapolis, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Rowayton, CT, and, for the last 20 years, Knoxville. While living in LA, Whitney studied interior design at UCLA and worked for several years in the luxury hotel design business.

Whitney completed her master’s degree in Conflict Resolution in 2008 and obtained her real estate license in 2009. Since then, she has earned her ABR, AHWD, e-Pro, GRI, RCS-D, and SRES real estate designations.

Whitney serves on the grievance committee of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR), is a past member of the KAAR Diversity Committee, mediates for The Community Mediation Center, and sits on the boards of Circle Modern Dance, The Clarence Brown Theatre, The Community Mediation Center, and the Tennessee Valley Mediation Association.

Homewood House | An Inspiration

Classic Elegance and Rich History

Nestled into the rolling hills of East Tennessee on 90 acres is a home inspired by Homewood House.  Homewood House is a living museum located in Baltimore, Maryland and was originally built by Charles Carroll. Charles was the oldest living signer of the Declaration of Independence and he built Homewood House as a wedding gift for his son.



Throughout the home are pieces of history that cannot be repeated nor duplicated. The four large columns at the entrance of the home are made of solid heart pine and were originally part of the Christenberry School.



The informal living space and kitchen are open and spacious. Repurposed features such as the heartpine flooring from Flat Gap Baptist Church coupled with thoughtful and elegant details help create a space that is both luxurious and welcoming.



The master suite provides a moment of reprieve with a sitting area for a more private moment and a bath that is luxurious and refined.



Beautiful gardens, terraces and water features enhance all of the natural beauty of the surrounding East Tennessee hills.



From the hand folded copper cupola from the Christenberry School to the dining room wainscoting from the Park Hotel, Homewood Farm has united the elements of the past with the comforts of today and created a home that is spectacular in both design and detail.


For more information, please click on any photo or call Sandy Poe at 865.357.3232

Extraordinary Agent of the Week | Amy Moody

Amy Moody | Extraordinary Agent of the Week

Knoxville has been Amy Moody’s lifelong home. She graduated from The University of Tennessee with a BS and Master’s degree. After careers in both education and advertising, Amy began her work in real estate. It’s an industry she grew up around as the daughter of a real estate agent and where she has seen personal success as both a Top and a Multi-Million Dollar Producer.

Accessibility and client care set Amy Moody apart. Amy’s clients receive a great deal of hands-on attention with quick responses to phone calls, texts or emails. This individual focus allows Amy to build personal relationships quickly and permits Amy to truly provide what her clients want and need. Rewards come not only in industry recognition, but also in witnessing the look on her client’s face when they have found what they have been searching for!

Amy is married with 2 children and enjoys spending most of her free time watching her children’s sporting events and spending her time with her family and friends!



August’s Extraordinary Feature | Pools

Extraordinary Feature | Pools

Extensive research has been done about water and the effects of water on our mental health and well-being. While the how and why question of this relationship is still being researched, we do know that bodies of water – like swimming pools – can provide a sense of calm, a place for play, a venue to entertain plus so much more. 


The personal home’s swimming pool and the addition of the pool house can help create additional entertaining space for family and friends.

Garnett Woods Way | listed with Elizabeth Wright



Views of Tellico Lake create an even more dynamic setting with this custom pool and spa.

Lighthouse Pointe Drive | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton



Regardless of the temperature outside and the warmth of the water, pools may still be enjoyed year round by either viewing the water from an elevated screened porch and balcony or  relaxing pool side on a warm fall day.

Chickadee Circle | listed with Jenny Snodgrass



The addition of landscaping helps create a sanctuary that not only provides privacy but also showcases the beauty of nature.

East Brow Road | listed with Sandy Poe



The addition of outdoor lighting allow the use of this pool to spill over into the evening hours and enhances the experience of viewing the Smoky Mountains.

Sunshine Way | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton

 Pools built for play and used as a place to entertain. Pools designed for relaxation both in the water and around.  Regardless of their purpose, pools are extraordinary in both sight and sound and will set any property apart from the pack. 

*For more information about any of these properties, please click on the photograph.


Contemporary in Kinzel Springs

Custom Contemporary

Modern and Cool Contemporary. Warm Interior Design.

Welcome to Sunshine Way.

Beautiful finishes and attention to detail complete this incredible contemporary home located in the Smoky Mountains.


The kitchen was constructed with custom maple cabinets, granite counter tops, Miele appliances, and imported hardware and sinks from England.


The open and spacious living space is full of natural light provided by a wall of windows that cover the entire room from top to bottom.


Mornings are glorious from the master suite view. The handy work of nature on full display!


An expansive Vermont slate deck with in-ground pool and hot tub provide an outdoor experience that is not like any other.


An unique and enviable home for those who desire a lifestyle beyond the ordinary and expected.

For more information about Sunshine Way, please click here or contact Debbie Elliott-Sexton at 865.755.0107

Notable Sales July 2017

Notable Sales July 2017


Barnsley Road | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton


Webster Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Jenny Snodgrass


Lindenhall Circle | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Deanna Mendenhall-Miller and Paula Kelley


Couch Mill Road | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Melinda Grimic


Kenesaw Avenue | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Angie Riedle and Debbie Elliott-Sexton


Villa Nove

The story of Villa Nove started with a field of dandelions and an amazing view of the Appalachian High County and has transformed into an event venue and private residence that is spectacular in vision and in service.  From the beautiful vineyard covered grounds to the exquisite 360 degree views, Villa Nove will transport you to the hills of Tuscany.


The primary home is an unique and authentic representation of an Italian farmhouse. The interior is over 5000 square feet and is elegant yet comfortable for every day living.

Thoughtfully designed interior elements from the hand-made maple beams to the thick walls of Texas limestone help perpetuate the farmhouse charm.


The Vineyard Pavilion provides the perfect venue for accommodating up to 200 guests for weddings, reunions, corporate events or other special occasions.


A three bedroom cottage rests at the foot of the vineyard and provides an overnight retreat for hosts or a private space for the wedding party to prepare for their big day!


Thirty-four rolling acres supply award winning wines for the Watauga Lake Winery.


Private Estate.



Wedding Venue and Event Center

Dreams and opportunities are limited by only your imagination!


For more information about Villa Nove, please contact Sandy Poe 865.207.0004

Notable Sales June 2017

Notable Sales June 2017

Scenic Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Melinda Grimic

Leadenhall Gardens Way | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Debbie Elliott-Sexton

Emerson Park Drive | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Tamsen Grigonis, Deanna Mendenhall-Miller and Paula Kelley

Forest Hills Boulevard | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Angie Riedl

Andalusian Way | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Jenny Snodgrass

Andalusian Way | Knoxville, Tennessee | sold by Elizabeth Wright