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Sold. Six acres in Tennessee. Circa 1913. Bead board walls and ceilings. $259,900

October 23, 2019

This home was built in 1913. It is located on 5.78 acres in Afton, Tennessee. This was built by Mr. Rankin. He moved to the home after he retired from his service to George Vanderbilt. There are hardwood floors underneath the carpeting. The home has three heat pumps and a metal roof. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,460 square feet. $289,500 New price: $259,900

From the Zillow listing:


Unique opportunity in Greene County, Tennessee! This turn-of-the-century farmhouse is full of charm and possibilities! 3460 square feet of living space on nearly 6 acres of land with huge barn/workshop and 2 story shed. The property was the home of American Road Antiques and residence for the owners for many years. Homeâs builder, Mr. Rankin, retired from his service to George Vanderbilt and included fireplace mantles, porch pillars, staircase, wood trimmings, doors and other components from homes that were removed to make way for the Biltmore Estate. The house is ready for updates by a new owner, but has 3 heat pumps, a solid metal roof and hardwood under the carpets. The âbusiness portionâ of the home has a separate entrance and could be used for tons of extra living space OR many other uses. Possible uses may include a retail shop, salon, church, dance studio, school, art studio, etc etc. The property has nearly 700 feet of road frontage on East Andrew Johnson Highway, yet sits back at a good distance to retain the farm-like setting. The skyâs the limit, but subject to buyer or buyerâs agent confirming proposed use with local zoning authorities. About half of the main level of the barn has concrete flooring and lots of electrical service as it was used as a woodworking shop previously. Far right and left entrances have dirt flooring. Massive upper level has easy, wide, walk-up stairs and soaring ceilings for any number of uses. Donât miss your chance to tour this awesome property today!!


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