Luxurious Rivefront Home featured on HGTV in Historic Island Home Park! Knoxville, TN

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty


excerpted from the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for Island Home Park written by Ann Bennett of the Knox County Metropolitan Planning CommissionIsland Home

"The Island Home Park neighborhood was named for the model farm and second home of Perez Dickinson, a Massachusetts-born merchant, banker and educator prominent in Knoxville and Knox County, who owned the land from 1875 to approximately 1899. Mr. Dickinson, who maintained a large, elegant home in downtown Knoxville as his primary residence, used his "Island Home" as a summer cottage, a guest residence, and an agricultural and horticultural center. Mr. Dickinson's house, although extensively modified from its original Italianate design, still exists on the grounds of the Tennessee School for the Deaf located at the eastern boundary of the subdivision. The Island Home Park Historic District lies on land that formed the front approach to the grounds, and Island Home Boulevard follows the path established by the original drive to Mr. Dickinson's home.

Mr. Dickinson is reported to have been very gracious in sharing Island Home with the community. He purchased the land from Colonel Thomas L. Spence (for whom Spence Place, a street in the subdivision, is named) in 1869. He also purchased an adjacent island, Williams Island, which now houses Island Home Airport, and was owned by John C. J. Williams. Mr. Dickinson entertained local Knoxvillians, and visiting dignitaries. He encouraged various civic groups and to hold meetings at Island Home, and picnics by Sunday Schools, civic organizations, and the Dickinson Rifles or Dickinson Light Guard, a militia formed by Mr. Dickinson, were common at Island Home. Citizens of Knoxville were accustomed to sharing the hospitality Mr. Dickinson extended; this affection extended to the new Island Home Park Subdivision."

2129 Spence Place

Riverfront home featured on HGTV in historic Island Home, Knoxville TN


2129 Spence Place - Riverfront home featured on HGTV in historic Island Home, Knoxville TN


This property was just listed! Featured on HGTV/Fine Living, this unique, waterfront home is dockable, convenient to downtown & made for entertaining. Prepare to be awed by its sweeping great room which open to dining room & library with 22 foot ceilings. The library also features a stack-stone wood-burning fireplace & floor-to-ceiling windows. All main rooms open onto 2, 887square feetof covered, bluestone porches & deck complete with a gunite pool & gorgeous river views. The gourmet kitchen features a Viking stove, an abundance of cabinets and Corian bar and counter spaces. Other features include 11' ceilings, new 14.5 seer HVAC, 6-zone irrigation system, 6-zone sound system. 







Property Details


  • Asking Price: $798,000

  • Sq. Feet: 3504

  • Lot Size: 1.33 acres

  • Bedrooms: 3

  • Bathrooms: 2

  • # of floors: 2

  • HOA/Maintenance Fees: $0

  • Garage Size: 2 Car

  • Subdivision: Island Home

  • Built: 1998



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Property Amenities

- Viking range                                           

- Sink Disposal

- Full Refrigerator

- Microwave

- Washer/Dryer

- Dishwasher

- Kitchen Island

- Security System

- Covered Patio

- Grass Lawn

- Yard

- Swimming Pool

- Great Room

- Secluded Setting

- Central A/C

- Central Heat

- Walk-in closet

- Tile & Hardwood floors

- Family room

- Living room

- Pantry

- Bonus/rec room

- Office/den

- Dining Room

- Breakfast nook

-Corian Countertops 








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Liz and Bill Spear
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Nancy, Looks like a great value for the buyer!

Aug 26, 2010 12:59 PM #1
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Looks like a very nice home in a very nice location.


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