The Tennessean Residences

The Tennessean Residences

 

Perfectly situated alongside the city center’s largest public green space at World’s Fair Park, The Tennessean Residences offer discerning buyers an unrivaled opportunity in vibrant Downtown Knoxville.

 

This limited collection of luxury residences redefines the city’s standard in urban living, with contemporary style and superior finishes, such as floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.

 

Viking stainless steel appliances, solid surface counter tops with coordinating tile back splash create a cook’s kitchen with plenty of room for guests.

 

Natural light, city views, mountain views, and plenty of space create a wonderful master suite retreat.

 

Exceptional amenities include state of the art fitness center, the private Drawing Room (a place for fine spirits), gated private garage parking, dedicated private storage, valet parking and room service available and adjacent full-service restaurant.Southern Living named The Tennessean #1 as South’s Best Hotel for 2018 and  Forbes has ranked The Tennessean among the top 17 new hotels in the world in 2017.

 

Please contact Melinda Grimac with Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty at 865.357.3232 or on her cell 865.356.4178 for additional information or you may visit the website (www.thetennesseanresidences.com) for The Tennessean Residences floor plans, photos and additional details.

 

 

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

Take inspiration from some of these gardens and consider planning your own on this Earth Day. What better way to celebrate Mother Earth than to make every day Earth Day with nurturing and cultivating your own beautiful garden?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips for Staging a Home to Sell

5 Effective Tips for Staging a Home to Sell

 

Home staging can make a world of difference when putting your home on the market. Regardless of how popular your neighborhood or fantastic your home is, if it isn’t staged well, it won’t impress potential buyers as much as it could. What exclusive buyers want is not only a home, but the lifestyle it offers. Here are some staging tips you should follow so buyers see your home in its best light.

Keep the colors neutral

A coat of paint might be in order prior to placing your home on the market. Although you might adore your bright orange accent wall, you have to be aware that not everybody else will. When choosing colors for refreshing your walls, you should stick to neutral tones. Not only is there certain elegance about these colors, but they also leave something to the imagination for potential buyers. The neutral shades of gray, beige, cream or white will allow them to picture their future home decorated in the colors and textures they prefer, and a neutral color palette can appeal to nearly anybody.

Declutter

When staging your home, make sure you put away personal items, from your kids’ artwork to the copious amounts of shampoo bottles in your bath. These aren’t the things buyers will find attractive. It will only remind them of the fact that this is your home and it will make it harder for them to imagine themselves living in it. Furthermore, your kitchen and bathroom countertops should be cleared of everything but one or two decorative items. As far as your closets, cabinets, and drawers are concerned, about 20% of them should be empty and the things that remain inside them should be neat and tidy, so that they look spacious and appear to offer plenty of storage space for your buyers.

Create an Inviting Setting

Even though you want your home clean and decluttered for showings, you definitely don’t want it to look sterile. In fact, you should use various adornments to highlight its best features and comfort. You want the buyers to come into your home and imagine living there, snug on your sofa or wrapped up in that soft, white robe left casually in your bathroom. Your home should be the perfect combination of inviting and luxurious, which is something you can easily achieve with the right accessories. For example, the use of an area rug adds texture, warmth and softness to the room. If you opt for the finest antique Persian rugs, not only will you make your home polished, but also more luxurious and therefore more appealing to a high-end buyer.

Celebrate a Lifestyle

 

A specific lifestyle is one of the things that home buyers expect to come with the house, so make sure they experience it the moment they arrive. If your home’s highlight is a lavish pool, make sure your back yard is in perfect condition and your pool is clean and filled with water. If a bit of seclusion is a benefit of your home’s location, trim your bushes to just the right height to showcase the privacy they seek. If one of your property’s best features is the view, draw their attention to it by placing the outdoor furniture in just the perfect spot. Do it subtly, but don’t miss the opportunity to point out the best that your home can offer.

Keep it bright and breezy

A home with inadequate lighting can seem gloomy and dark, which can turn away anybody. Open your blinds or put light-weight curtains on your windows and let as much natural light as possible into your home. Turn all the lights on if you’re showing your home, so that there aren’t any dark corners. Plus, you can emphasize your home’s most beautiful features with good lighting. Another thing to keep in mind is odors. If your novice cook burnt the microwave popcorn or your pet seems to collect odors consider opening your windows for a while before buyers arrive. You can even bring in some fresh flowers or a scented candle, but with a discreet, natural scent.

If you want to sell your home at the best price and soon, stage it so that it looks like every home-buyer’s dream home. It may take some patience and creativity, but it will definitely be worth it.

 

About the author: Mike Johnston is a home improvement blogger and DIY enthusiast from Sydney. He is a regular writer at Smooth Decorator and Divine Magazine. He has also contributed to numerous other lifestyle, real estate and green living blogs. Mike’s goal is to create and share meaningful content that helps and inspires people.

 

**All pictures posted are in homes currently on the market. Click on any photo for more information**

Extraordinary Property of the Day | Year End Edition!

2018’s TOP TEN

The year 2018 was a great one for Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty as some of East Tennessee’s most beautiful properties were featured, listed and sold by our amazing agents! It is always difficult to pick your favorites but we have whittled down a list of this years sales to 10 homes that truly are extraordinary.

 

Healing Bluff | Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Sunshine Way | Townsend, Tennessee

 

Forest Hills Boulevard | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

South Gay Street | Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Kingston Pike | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Harbour Point | Butler, Tennessee

 

Leadenhall Garden | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Choto Road | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Tecumseh Way | Loudon, Tennessee

 

Colonial Ridge | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinctive Destinations

Distinctive Destinations | The Emerald City

 

This month, we partnered with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) in Seattle, Washington for Distinctive Destinations, a series that highlights a selection of properties from our global affiliate partners in the Sotheby’s International Realty network. The team at RSIR shared a collection of luxurious properties from the Emerald City and its neighboring enclaves that build on the extraordinary.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Enrico Pozzo and Joyce Miner

A breathtaking floating home for living in the moment, designed with the precision of a Swiss watch. A stunning living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen unfold over 270-degree views over Seattle’s Lake Union. Revel in the perfect setting for contemplating, entertaining and celebrating. A waterline master suite stands as a retreat complete with a wooden Japanese Soaking Tub. Additional features include two bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath, private gated entry, parking, storage and boat moorage to complete your floating home lifestyle.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Nancy Klinck

Wind up a private lane to lush privacy and seclusion on three-quarters of an acre in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Built as The Boulevard Inn in 1912, this historic property was transformed by famed architect Elizabeth Ayer in the 1930s. Stewarded for the past 38 years by a Rock ‘n Roll icon, the 7,000+ square foot mansion offers 4 bedrooms, 6 fireplaces, exquisite original wood floors, a grand ballroom, formal dining, an office, den stained glass and sun room. An amazing—and tranquil—piece of history amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle.

 

Clyde Hill, WA   |   Represented by Robert De Clerk & Kelly Langston

The Delhi is a celebration of contemporary aesthetic and life’s little comforts. The attention to detail in every room creates the perfect space for daily living or grand entertaining. A chef’s kitchen is complete with high-end appliances and the beautiful accouterments continue outside to two outdoor living areas including a covered patio with heaters, a fireplace, television and backyard barbecue paradise. Built by award-winning JayMarc Homes, this residence is located in the coveted Clyde Hill community, where residents enjoy stellar views and a premier lifestyle just minutes from Seattle.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Scott Wasner

Step into luxury . . . offering a paradigm of sophistication for those seeking an urban refuge of great style and beauty. Gracious west-facing Four Seasons Private Residence with sweeping views of Puget Sound, iconic Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. Exquisitely enhanced interiors were professionally sculpted to provide a seamless design with a contemporary flair. Two covered view terraces are complete with an outdoor barbecue. Located high above the pulse of downtown Seattle’s urban core and Pike Place Market.

 

Clyde Hill, WA   |   Represented by Becky Gray

Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime in this captivating Clyde Hill resort. This 19,750 square foot retreat presents the luxurious amenities of an exclusive resort in the comfort of a 5,480 square foot home. Large-scale entertaining is a breeze with expansive outdoor terraces. The main level adoringly displays the grounds through sets of French doors. The home also features an eat-in chef’s kitchen with an attached family room, a master suite with a spa-like bath, formal spaces and a club room.

Barndominiums

Part Barn & Part Condo – Meet the Barndominium

At Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty, we have pretty much seen it all when it comes to homes and the various lifestyles they provide. From quaint cottages to luxury lakefront living, there is a home to suit each and everyone’s preference. On a rare (unicorn sighting rare) occasion we get a home offering a lifestyle that we didn’t even know existed.

The Barndominium! This new type of home is part barn and part condo and originated from the mid-west. Usually located on large parcels of land, the barndominium takes the original design of a barn/storage building constructed out of metal then repurposes and redesigns the structure where owners can live and work while using the same structure as storage for large recreation vehicles like campers and boats.

Don’t let the outside deceive you. The barndominium is usually constructed out of high end materials with amenities galore! Gourmet kitchens, elevators, media rooms and game rooms are the norm. Barndominium interest has sprouted YouTube channels, Pintrest pages and more! Look and see what the buzz is all about!

 

          

Space for gathering, cooking and entertaining offers ample light and space to host gatherings both large and small.

 

Entertain all your fun-seekers both young and old by using your space for pool tables, pinball machines and theater seating!

                

Interior storage for all kinds of vehicles!

          

Separate living space can be used for a work shops, guest apartment or living quarters for property caretakers!

 

Truly a unique property offering an unique life-style! For more information or details, please click on any photo or call Sandy Poe at 865.207.0004

 

 

Anne Anderson Home

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to welcome our new guest contributor Anne Anderson Home.  Anne is on a mission to make decorating fun! Her posts here will show you how good design doesn’t have to break the bank, and how a little creativity goes a long way. In her opinion (and we tend to agree), the best houses are the ones that have evolved over time and don’t take themselves too seriously.

Anne’s inaugural post features her own personal dining room…..

I am so thrilled to share my finished dining room with you. The biggest challenge I faced was that I wanted to make the room special without it being the only thing you noticed when you walk in the front door. This house is an open concept and the star of the show when you walk in is the view. We are on the Tennessee River and my goal has always been to make that the first thing noticed. So the dining room was a pickle, because I wanted to elevate it’s formality without making it overbearing. I first started with a clean slate by giving everything a fresh coat of white paint.

Now I started adding color gradually. I painted the ceiling a light blue and at first thought that might be just enough color…

I still felt like something was missing…after looking at several different wallpapers and considering stenciling the room myself, I decided to call a professional and have the walls custom painted. It has turned out to be one of my MOST FAVORITE things in the house.

The finished product is a soft, beautiful room that flows with the rest of the house.

 

For more details about this Dining Room Refresh project, please click on any photo.

Interested in learning more about Anne and Anne Anderson Home? Please visit anneandersonhome.com for more design projects.

Extraordinary Home of the Week

Healing Bluff

Elegance with modern design combine to create Healing Bluff-a rustic mid-century chalet recently featured in Southern Home magazine. Where stunning views of the Tennessee River Gorge vistas restore and heal the soul.

 

 

Resting at the edge of the bluff, this 6 acre Elder Mountain estate is surrounded by mountain laurel, immense moss-covered boulders and two streams offering total privacy.

 

 

Designed by the renowned Chattanooga architect, Klalus-Peter Nentwig, this incredible home has two stories of towering glass that frame amazing sunsets. This mountain home’s stacked stone fireplace and wood ceilings offer an organic yet modern element as well.

 

 

The sleek contemporary kitchen features mid-century reproductions, luxury appliances, designer fixtures and an exquisite selection of marble to serve as the focal point.

 

A main level master retreat with study provides expansive views and offers complete and luxurious privacy.

  

 

Among the many noted features of this property are the multi-purpose rooms with serene views;  the 24′ vaulted ceiling; the spiral staircase leading to the upper loft and bridge walk; media room; terrace level private quest suite; porte cochere; heated in-ground pool and tennis court, just to name a few.

Healing Bluff is located in a private, gated community that nurtures a sense of seclusion yet is only minutes from downtown Chattanooga where you can take in all the conveniences of city living. From the rustic California redwood cedar exterior to the understated glamour inside, there is remarkable attention to detail throughout…one you truly have to experience.

 

For more details about this extraordinary home, please click any photo for more information. To schedule a private showing, please contact Sandy Poe at the office 865.357.3232 or her mobile 865.207.0004

 

Extraordinary Feature of the Week | The Master Suite

Extraordinary Feature of the Week | The Master Suite

Your master bedroom is the room you spend the most time in at home. It is a place to rejuvenate, rest and reconnect. 

 

A master suite fireplace conjures up feelings of romance. This fireplace is a beautiful focal point and this master is spacious enough to allow a sitting area while keeping an intimate feel. The adjoining master bath has its own focal point with an over-sized window above the bath and separate vanities providing ample space for two to prep for the day!

  

Choto Road | Knoxville, Tennessee | listed with Sandy Poe 

 

This master suite offers water views and makes every morning a good one! Expansive French doors to a private balcony and windows allow the sun to flood the entire room. Views of the water continue into the bath with a jetted tub to take your stress away.

Jackson Bend Drive | Louisville, Tennessee | listed with Jenny Snodgrass and Julia Jubran

 

Views of mature trees and lush grounds can provide a reprieve like only nature can. This master suite appears to be resting up in the trees and creates a space that is both lovely and peaceful. The claw foot tub in this master bath is ideal for long soaks at the end of the day.

George Lovelace Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | listed with Whitney Ray-Dawson

 

This bedroom has been designed to specifically take-in the views of the lake and mountains! Take advantage of the deck just steps from your bed to either enjoy morning coffee or late night aperitifs.  An incredible over-sized shower with multiple shower heads will help wake you up and invigorate so you can charge the day.

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

 

This master suite’s more elegant looks is achieved with the arc of the ceiling and the beautifully arched windows. Surrounded by mature trees, this master suite is both soothing and relaxing. The master bath is elegant as well with beautiful cabinetry and delicate lighting.

Rudder Lane | Knoxville, Tennessee | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton

 

*For more information about any of these featured homes, please click on the photos or call 865.357.3232*

 

 

VIRTUAL STAGING

Real Estate agents have all kinds of tools at their disposal to market and sell homes.  Virtual staging is one such sales and marketing tool. What once were photos that looked cartoonish have now evolved into more realistic ones. Agents now need to note that properties have been virtually staged due to the high quality graphics of these virtually staged homes!

 

Virtual staging allows buyers visualize a home and imagine a life within. This vision helps create an emotional connection. What once was a spacious room creating thoughts of ” What goes here?” becomes a room for family and friends to gather!

 

While staging a home is always a viable option, virtual staging can be more cost effective than you think.  Plus there are additional options. Options available such as virtual staging a room for different uses, configurations or even different furniture styles. You can create what you want to present to the buyer without investing in furniture and man-power to move items in, out or around.

 

Considering that most buyers begin their  home search online and that quality photographs are top of the list in search preferences, virtual staging can help set your home apart. What may have started as a great first impression could translate to a sale!

If you are interesting in selling your home, please give us a call at 865.357.3232. We are Knoxville’s source for extraordinary properties and unrivaled service and it would be our pleasure to assist you!