Single Family Detached
Windmill Farm sprang from the heart and mind of a man who was raised on a piece of land deep in Central Europe. Remembering the comforting ways of a bygone era, he created an estate home which seamlessly blends the two. Unique 4800 sq. ft. home that can be heated entirely by European wood-burning stoves, Focal point of main floor is marble floors and a ornate Norwegian fireplace kitchenwood burning warming bed, Two zone heat and air-conditioner. Water is automatically pumped into the home from a deep well, and in case of emergency, can also be pumped by hand from an interior well which emerges in the kitchen Windmill Farm sprang from the heart and mind of a man who was raised on a piece of land deep in Central Europe, and surrounded by turn-of-the-century tools and implements: scythes, butter churns, wood-burning stoves, and wood-burning warming beds upon which one could lie with one's siblings to warm away the winter's chill. Water emerged from deep, cold wells, pumped by hand, and kerosene lamps were carried to light the footpath to the barn at night.
Recognizing that the 21st century offers advancements to increase productivity and convenience, and remembering the comforting and dependable ways of a bygone era, he created an estate home which seamlessly blends the two. Unique and singularly appealing, this 4800 square foot home can be heated entirely by wood-burning stoves, a fireplace and a warming bed, or it can be heated and air-conditioned by a two- zone system. Water is automatically pumped into the home from a deep well, and in case of emergency, can also be pumped by hand from an interior well which emerges in the main kitchen. One can cook and bake with state of the art appliances, or use wood-burning stoves and ovens. With an open floor plan, expansive marble flooring, and incredible views of the mountains in the distance, the ambiance upon entering this home is both quieting and exhilarating.
The home is designed to comfortably house two families, with separate entrances to both the main floor and the lower floor, and an enclosed interior staircase to join all the quarters into one living area if desired. The main floor has a large entrance foyer ,large open living, dining and kitchen areas, two large bedrooms which share an expansive marble bath and laundry room, an office with a half bath, and a four car garage. Each room houses a functioning custom made ceramic-tiled wood burning stove. Relying heavily on European technology and artistry, the focal point of the main floor is the ornate Norwegian fireplace, which can circulate heat throughout the entire living area on its own. The fireplace is faced with Italian tiles specially designed to increase heat conductivity. In the kitchen is the second eye-catcher: an enormous brightly tiled and beautifully executed wood-burning stove, oven and warming bed. The lower floor has a large slate-floored entrance foyer with half bath, a large country-kitchen living area with modern appliances and a wood stove, a large master suite with marble bath and laundry room,(each with wood stoves), a meat processing room and floor drain, a huge gym area entirely floored with interlocking padded gym mats, and a utility room, which houses sources for electric, heating/cooling , cable, internet and an interior well which supplies the hand pump in the kitchen on the main floor.
This estate home was constructed in stages from 2005 through 2009, and was built to withstand Category 5 hurricane force winds. Every aspect of construction exceeds code requirements. The home is sturdily built with 12" concrete block walls, ceilings are poured concrete on both levels, and the attic trusses are anchored by heavy metal straps to tie beams around the entire perimeter of the house. Windows and doors are hurricane proof. The exterior is ivory brick, with a green metal roof.
Attached by a catwalk to the home's large wooden porch is an air-conditioned and heated six-stall horse barn, complete with tack room and horse washroom with floor drain. The horse barn also houses a half bath. Above horse barn are a two bedroom one bath, full kitchen living room and laundry guest quarters.
Located in scenic Powell Valley in Claiborne County, TN, the property has extensive frontage on Highway 63, and spreads north towards the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. It is bounded to the East and West by farmland. The property is located in the tristate region of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia, approximately 7 miles west of the City of Harrogate, seat of Lincoln Memorial University-DCOM, and approximately 14 miles east of the City of Lafollette and the junction of I-75. Across Highway 63 from the property is the Speedwell Farm Cooperative, an agricultural supply center for farmers. The windmill, from which the farm took its name, is clearly visible as you approach the farm from Highway 63, and delivers water to the front cattle trough and watering troughts on farm..
About 140 acres of the farm is pastures and hayfields, with a small acreage of corn. Each pasture has an automatic freeze-proof waterer. The farm is completely fenced and cross-fenced, with an abundance of water provided by a total of 13 operational deep wells scattered across the acreage. The farm is home to Red Angus, Barbados meat-bearing sheep, bee hives, a pig pen and pig shed. In addition to the horse barn, there is an equipment barn with full bath, and three barns to house animals and feed. The feed barn is equipped with a ventilating system to keep corn fresh all season. The remaining 60 acres of hardwood forest provide horse trails, firewood and wild game for personal use.
There exists year-round a small, fenced-in stream-fed pond in an area which holds the sheep and the bee hives. Travelling towards the North, deep into the hollow, there lays a 1.5 acre man-made lake, fed by a mountain stream which runs all year into the lake and over a top drainage system with fish grate, and then babbles down into a cave. The lake is stocked with bluegill, catfish and trout.
Around the house is a small vegetable garden and assorted fruit trees, including apples, pears, plums, apricots and cherries.
Equipment included with the sale: John Deere 90hp tractor, Massey Ferguson 50hp tractor, Belarus 80hp tractor, 22'open trailer, 2000 Ford 350 4wd flatbed diesel truck, 5 ton dump truck, 10' harrow disc, John Deere corn seeder, above ground 800 gallon diesel tank, stationary electric drill, welder, electric conveyor belt, grain wagon, 50 gallon sprayer, John Deere combine, and hay equipment including 8' mower, hay forks, fluffer, rake, 5' round baler. All equipment is in good working condition as of this offer.
This farm estate has it all. Whether you are looking for luxury, countrified living, survival mode, or just turning a profit, everything you could want or need has been thoroughly thought through and established on this remarkable one-of-a-kind property.
MLS # 990746
Courtesy Of Realty Group II