This house is a cozy cottage (cedar siding) with 2 brms. and 1 bath on the main floor and 1 brm. and 1 bath in the basement. (A single garage with laundry area and a large storage area are also in the basement.) The house sits on an .8+ acre lot. The driveway extends to the upper level as well as the lower for easy access. A deck/porch extends the length of the house in front and along the kitchen/dining room side (above the garage/basement). The house was constructed with 2 x 6's (the standard is 2 x 4's) for extra strength and increased insulation--for an all-electric home the electricity costs are very low. (Please note this house was built by American craftsmen--unlike so many "quaint" and expensive "log homes" shoddily built, starting with the foundation, by semi-skilled or unskilled illegal labor.) Hillcrest Rd.--a dead-end and very quiet--is paved and has year-round access to Wears Valley Rd. (Many homes on paved roads at higher elevations do not have year-round access.) For gardeners there is a 1/4 acre garden plot. Comcast Hi-Speed cable Internet and TV are available, and my DirecTV reception is 100%. Evaluating neighbors is by definition a subjective endeavor but I have the best neighbors I have ever had. RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: 1) 30-year metal roof; 2) stone-textured foundation; 3) exterior stain (3 coats); 4) double-paned windows in living room (4 smaller windows flanking a large picture window); 5) cleaning/inspection of fireplace/chimney and new stainless steel chimney cap. The views from the living room are exceptional--Cove Mtn. and Round Top, plus pastures and woodlands rolling down the valley. Wears Valley, between Townsend and Pigeon Forge, is approx. 9 mi. by 5 mi. and is bordered on two sides by Smoky Mtn. Nat. Park. The two adjacent lots (each .8+ acre) are vacant and already APPROVED FOR SEPTIC; they are ideal for someone looking for property for a relative or friend to build on next door. Alternatively, the two lots are excellent investments because Wears Valley property is highly desirable. ACTIVITIES/RECREATION: 1) Unlimited hiking in Smoky Mtn. Nat. Park; 2) Metcalf Bottom (on the Little River in the Park) for picnicking, trout fishing, swimming/tubing/kayaking--4 mi.; 3) Dollywood (theme park/live shows), country music theaters in Pigeon Forge--12 mi.; 4) Authentic factory-outlet shopping in Pigeon Forge--10 mi.; 5) Ripley's Aquarium and Uber Gatlinburg (theme park and skiing) in Gatlinburg--15 mi.; 6) Foothills Parkway--1 mi.; 7) Community swimming pool within walking distance. (Membership is $50 per person per year.) OTHER ATTRACTIONS/ADVANTAGES: 1) NO state income tax; 2) LOW property taxes; 3) 4 MILD seasons; 4) VERY LOW TVA-subsidized electricity rates; 5) VERY LOW crime rate; 6) Knoxville International Airport is a 30-minute drive. The Foothills Parkway connecting U. S. 321 (between Maryville and Walland) to Wears Valley is now open, significantly decreasing driving time and distance to I-75 and West Knoxville--the area of the best non-outlet shopping, non-franchise restaurants, boutiques, and specialist doctors--and the Knoxville Airport. (The switchback on U. S. 321 from Wears Valley to Townsend can now be bypassed--indeed, Townsend can be bypassed entirely.) PRICE: Please note the phrase "Exterior Features: Lot Size: 2.50 Acres" is misleading (and the formatting will not allow me to edit that). $225,000 is the base price--for the house and its lot (.8+ acre) only. (Current guaranteed replacement cost insurance for the house alone is $221,000.) I have priced the house at less than true market value to make the vacant lots more affordable and I will agree to this price only if the buyer buys the adjacent lot as well: $280,000 for the HOUSE PLUS ADJACENT VACANT LOT. $325,000 is for the HOUSE PLUS BOTH VACANT LOTS. The second vacant lot may be bought separately from purchase of the house and the adjacent vacant lot for $55,000. TERMS: Cash sale or pre-approved loan only. I mean no offense but I do not have the time to show the home to anyone who is not a cash buyer or who has not been approved for a conventional loan already. (For all you vets out there, I thank you for the service you have given to our country, but the obligations imposed on the seller by a VA loan are so severe that I will not agree to a VA-financed sale. The same is true for an FHA-financed loan.) OWNER FINANCING status: I will NOT finance the sale of the home (nor rent nor agree to lease-to-buy). However, for the purchaser of the home I will finance either or both vacant lots for $55,000 each for 10 years @ 5% interest with 10% down. For someone wanting to buy only one lot I will finance the purchase with a 10% down payment @ 5% interest for 10 years, provided the buyer has a credit score of 620 or higher. I will consider a SWAP FOR TIMBERLAND (preferably with mineral rights) of equivalent value in northwest Alabama. DISCLOSURE: There are 6 squeaky spots in the upper-level floor, all of which can easily be fixed when the carpeting and kitchen linoleum are replaced. (I started to replace the carpeting and linoleum and re-paint the interior but then decided the new owner will want to choose his/her own colors and materials.) Also, the refrigerator, washing machine, and clothes dryer definitely need to be replaced. I have factored in the cost of such renovation and replacement into my asking price. PLEASE NOTE: Some of the furniture, dishes, flatware, cooking utensils, et al. will go with the house (antiques, heirlooms, and other select items do not). For example, two full bedroom suites are included with the house.
PLEASE: No real estate agents! I thank you for your interest and hope you find what you are looking for--Wears Valley is a wonderful place to live.

Interior Features

  • Stories: 1
  • Square Feet: 2,200
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Additional Rooms: 1
    • WalkInCloset
  • Floor Coverings
    • Carpet
    • LinoleumVinyl
  • Appliances
    • Dishwasher
    • Refrigerator
    • RangeOven
    • Washer
  • Heating & Cooling
    • Central AC
    • Central Heating
  • Interior Keywords:
    • Fireplace
    • Furnished
    • Basement

Exterior Features

  • Built in: 1990
  • Structure Type: House
  • Lot Size: 2.50 Acres
  • Parking: 1 Space
    • Attached Garage
  • View Types:
    • Mountain
  • Exterior Keywords:
    • Porch
    • Deck
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