Art & Home May 2017

Art & Home May 2017


Art & Home April 2017

Art & Home | April 2017

Articles include:

Extraordinary Properties – Owning a Castle

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi’s Santa Barbara Villa

New Expression of Mexican Design

Best of Burgundy

Centuries of Style at Chatsworth


Some of our Favorites

There are so many beautiful homes in East Tennessee. Homes with rooms that make you feel at ease. Views that make you gasp. Homes that have an essence that draws you in. Homes where you can see your self moving right in! Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty has had the honor to offer up some of our areas most captivating homes. Here is only a slight sampling of some of our favorite spaces and views!

Lyons View Drive

This grand home in West Knoxville is one of our favorites! The scale of the entry coupled with this water feature gives a clue to the glamour of the home’s interior.

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The view from the top of this staircase is a showcase of design. The details in a home that can be the most beautiful are not always the most obvious.

Forest Creek Lane, Ootlewah

This master bath (home currently on the market) is truly decadent in design, amenities, size and scale.

Ingleside Drive, Athens

This home’s (currently on the market) covered porch and path to the formal gardens below showcase our incredible seasonal foliage.

2175 Appleby Road (52 of 115)
Appleby Road, Greenback

This kitchen is just the place for every family member and guest to congregate and enjoy the food as well as the conversation!


Lyons View Pike

Again, small details in the home sometimes give the sweetest gift. This small window offering an incredible view of the vast mountains of East Tennessee along with the Tennessee River.


Hawk View Road, Townsend

This home’s (currently on the market) ability to create a place where all who enter feel a part of the magnificent scenery surrounding the property. It’s as if you were to dine among the clouds!

Scott Mansion

Scott Mansion Road, Tellico Plains

Time can cease to exist on this incredible front porch! Relaxing and enjoying the days and evenings as if they would never end.


Cumberland Road, Signal Mountain

This mountain top home is magical. Resting high with views that go on for days, this home is so inviting!  You feel you are about to step into your own personal fairy tale!

We absolutely love what we do and are so fortunate to be able to showcase the beautiful homes of East Tennessee!  

Contemporary Style

The contemporary home label has evolved from recent types of home design which vary in style. Connecting the indoor with the outdoor is a common application with the contemporary home as well as the use of sustainable materials such as wood coupled with natural light.  Creating a clean line while maintaining a bright and inviting space is the magic of the contemporary home and develops a space that is both beautiful and pleasing.

Townsend, Tennessee | listed with Debbie Elliott-Sexton

A large and open living space with a wall of floor to ceiling windows offers an expansive view of the Smoky Mountains. The kitchen was designed with custom maple cabinets, granite counters and imported hardware and sinks.

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The use of landscaping, exterior lighting and Vermont slate tiles around the pool and hot-tub creates an outdoor space that is merely a stage in this gorgeous mountain setting.

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Sunshine Way | Townsend, Tennessee | please click any photo for additional information


Signal Mountain, Tennessee | listed with Sandy Poe


Expansive and breathtaking views of the Tennessee Rive Gorge presented from a wall of windows await each morning.


Open living spaces through out the home with vaulted ceilings and skylights extend from end of the home to the other.


Spectacular vistas and breathtaking views offered from this home which rests a 1703 foot elevation.


Close family Road | Signal Mountain, Tennessee | please click any photo for additional information

Villa Collina

Villa Collina: Located at 5628 Lyons View Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee, this beautiful home will go to auction on October 26, 2016. This incredible home  has over 36,000 square feet of living space and rests on Tennessee River waterfront property.


Incredible details throughout the home


Eight Bedrooms


Eleven Full and Five Half Baths


Tri-Level Library


Indoor and Outdoor Pools



 Wine Cellar with Grotto and Cantina



Villa Collina



Please click on any photo for further information

Old Meets New | Architectural Digest

Old Meets New | Architectural Digest.

A modern design project often comes most alive when there’s an element of surprise. Whether it’s a fascinating salvaged fixture or an unexpectedly earthy building material, a unique vintage addition can create an interesting tension in a home. It’s even better when there’s a personal story behind objects, or layers of meaning that go into a renovation decision, says designer Tom Givone, who has a passion for boundary-pushing projects. Read more here.


Recently Reduced Custom Home with 5 acres in Convenient West Knox Location

Unique Opportunity… first time on the market and offered at an exceptional price! This home offers so much – main level master suite with his and hers walk-in closets. Dry-bar with great over flow storage. Recent renovations include new heart pine floors in keeping/dining room. Rec room with kitchenette in basement opens to family room. Located on 5 ac on Rudder Lane with circular drive way, in-ground pool, covered porches, and abundant privacy! Lower level offer one of a kind work shop. 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 3 Partial Baths, 6,689 square feet. 5 acres.  MLS 922351


For more information contact Debbie Elliott-Sexton at 865.357.3232 or 865.755.0108. or fill out the form below:

East Tennessee’s own “Palacio de la Magdalena” Now Available


This extraordinary home in Johnson City is back on the market and ready for a new owner. Situated on Boone Lake encompassing 13 acres, the 24,000 square foot mansion was modeled after the Spanish Palacio de la Magdalena. The building process took over 10 years with over $17 million in costs.


This estate is adorned with imported design features from Europe such as marble circular stairs, an English pub and a 22′ tall entry doors. The mansion features 9 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and 4 partial bathrooms. The lower level features a movie theatre with state-of-the-art equipment, separate entrance, ticket booth and a large gathering area complete with fireplace and full bar.

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The property is professionally manicured with in-ground pool, entertaining patio and deck areas. Waterfront features include boat dock with 3 boat slips and 4 Jet Ski lifts. Detached garage for the car enthusiast with room for 14 cars and miniature1/13th scale Bristol Motor Speedway complete with go carts.


Entertaining is a must in this palace, conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, schools, East Tennessee State University and only 10 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway.

For more information on this incredible home contact Miryana Eichelberger, Affiliate Broker, 865.300.2613, 865.357.3232 or