Greg and Kathryn Rutherford, owners of Heirloom Art Studio, Outstanding Expectations, Sword and Ivy, and Exclusive Custom Screenprinting are offering their East Tennessee home, commercial building, workshops, garage, and land for sale. The property is on the southern exposure side of a mountain overlooking beautiful Wears Valley, Tennessee, with a spectacular view of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Listed under Sevierville, Tennessee, their 3.22 acres are situated on a major highway (321/Wears Valley Road) six miles from Pigeon Forge, close to Sevierville and Gatlinburg, and nine miles to Townsend with Maryville, Alcoa and Knoxville not far beyond. Access to shopping, amusement, and hiking is not far away with several entrances to the National Park just a few miles up the road. The land faces the National Park with Cove Mountain taking prominence in Wears Valley.
The newest section of Foothills Parkway will open in 2018 bringing those coming from Knoxville and the West directly in front of this property in order to reach Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Expect property values to rise!
The property is accessible from the bottom via Wears Valley Road and from the top by either completing the road already begun on the property or by entering Wears Overlook, off Wears Valley Road.
The grade of the property is 100% buildable and there is enough acreage to subdivide the land into several blocks if the buyer chooses to do so.
There is no zoning in Wears Valley, however, one half acre of the highway frontage is currently taxed commercial for business purposes. The rest of the acreage is taxed residential.
NOTICE!!! Because there are currently businesses on the property, there are two 911 addresses in the event of an emergency and two tax records on this property. As such, real estate agents and online real estate websites imply that these are two properties being sold separately at very reduced rates. 2620 and 2616 Wears Valley Road are one legal deeded property that MUST be added together for a realistic resale value and legal sale.
PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
3.22 acres of land with approximately 420' of frontage on a major highway
1584 sq ft 3 bedroom (or 2 bedrooms and office) home with 10'x13' deck
2024 sq ft, two storey, commercial retail/office building with 10'x10' screened-in covered deck
24'x36' sawmill barnwood garage/shed on concrete slab with a metal roof
NEW 10'x20' concrete workshop with double and single entry doors and concrete floor
Under construction: 1400 sq ft two-storey building for workshop/storage/garage
Two flagstone patios, one with open-air fire pit
One concrete and antique brick patio
Raised bed gardens
Initial excavating and landscaping has been completed
Additional drainage ditches and underground drainage pipes currently being installed
Asphalting driveway and parking lots is under consideration
Contact: Greg and Kathryn Rutherford
2616/2620 Wears Valley Road
VIEWS FROM THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE PROPERTY
Legal Street Address: 2620 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862-8300
COMMERCIAL BUILDING - BEFORE AND AFTER
When purchased in 1999, this building (originally built in 1983) was a small concrete block lower level that ended to the right of the current front door and had a rough sawmill wood upstairs level. The lower level was a storage area only. The upstairs was used to restore antique furniture and was only accessible via a staircase on the outside of the building through the open air, covered deck.
The entire building had only a 220watt wall heater connected to a fuse box and two single light bulb ceiling fixtures.
This building was completely stripped down to the frame and renovated in 2000. All new electrical wiring, breaker box, plumbing, water connections to the private well, water heater, TVA approved insulation in walls, floors, ceiling, and attic, and Trane dual zone heat pump for central heat and air was added. A 3-Bedroom approved septic tank system was installed and a single 2-piece bathroom was put in upstairs with plumbing access for a second bathroom on the lower level. The septic system has exterior septic line cleanouts installed.
The front of the building and upper deck was framed enclosing the staircase inside the building and adding 480 square feet of additional space to the building. Headers were installed downstairs to remove the original front wall and allow the downstairs to be completely open for retail space.
The upstairs was originally covered with rough sawmill wood on the floors, walls, and ceiling!! These boards were removed and used to close in the new additions so as to match the original building construction materials. The remainder of the rough Poplar sawmill wood was hand planed and installed as hardwood flooring both upstairs and down. Interior walls were insulated, wired, finished with drywall, slatboard, and wainscotting then, carpeted storage cupboards with oak uprights and adjustable wood and glass shelving were added to the lower level gallery.
A back addition to the building was constructed in 2007, adding an additional 240 square feet to the upper level for more studio/office space. This area currently has an interior wall creating a darkroom for screenprinting. This wall could be removed or, since the area has plumbing and water, could be used for a second kitchen.
The 10'x10' covered and screened-in porch was added in 2009. It is just visible in photographs, at the back of the building, where there is a driveway that leads to this back porch and the upstairs entrance. Great for deliveries!
The roof is metal and any of the new additions have new metal roofing on those areas.
LOWER LEVEL DETAILS
900 square feet (30'x30')
Concrete Slab with Hand Planed 1.5" Thick Poplar Plank Flooring
Concrete Block Walls
Drywall and Slat Board Walls with Wainscotting and Oak Trim
Built-in Storage Cabinets at Floor Level
White Ceiling Track Lighting
Well-efficient 40 gal Hot Water Heater
Solid wood steps leading to upper level
Plumbing for second bathroom if desired
Wired for cable tv, internet, phone, and stereo speakers in all four corners of building
UPPER LEVEL DETAILS
240 square foot front room (8'x30')
660 square foot main room (22'x30') including a 2 piece bathroom with exhaust fan and 8'x14' darkroom or kitchen
240 square foot back room (10'x24') with 10'x10' darkroom, storage, or kitchen
10'x10' covered, screened and enclosed deck
Drywall and Slat Board Walls
Hand Planed 1.5" Thick Poplar Plank and/or MDS plywood flooring
White Ceiling Track Lights and 4' Flourescent Lighting
Wired for Cable TV, Phone, and Internet
NOTE: NO PERSONAL PROPERTY GOES WITH THE SALE!
WITH THIS SALE YOU GET: Ceiling Lights, Built-in Storage Cabinets, Hot Water Tank, Bathroom Toilet and Sink, Heat Pump, Floors, Walls, Ceilings, Doors, Windows and Roof. No glass shelving, display, colour-corrected light bulbs, equipment, or personal items.
420 Feet of Highway Frontage--Hwy 321/Wears Valley Road
(Cross Street Opposite Driveway-Valley View Road)
Room for expansion or event planning.
Fountain outside lower main entrance.
Original downstairs and work in progress
Downstairs Gallery/Retail/Office Space with
built-in storage and adjustable shelving.
Office Space at top of stairs.
(Formerly the outside deck)
Studio 1 has half bath and 8'x14' Kitchen/Storage Area with plumbing and water.
(Previously used as Photographic Darkroom)
Image below shows position of studio entrance, bathroom, and kitchen.
1.5" thick handplaned Poplar floors
Studio 2 with false wall creating 10'x10'
Photographic Darkroom with plumbing and water
Leave the Commercial Building and head up the driveway to the Garage, 3 Bedroom House, and further construction beyond.
Note the telephone pole between the studio and house to which is attached a large Security Light installed by Sevier County Electric. This unit lights up much of the parking lot, roadway, and yard, operates dusk to dawn, and costs approximately $12.00 per month to operate.
3 BEDROOM HOUSE (or 2 Bedroom + Office)
NEW ROOF--OCTOBER 2013
EXTERIOR REPAINTED and WINDOWS REPAIRED/REPLACED--2016
New brick, concrete and stone patios, privacy fencing, raised bed gardens, and arbors
This house was originally built in 1960 as a two bedroom, 1056 square foot house with a single carport and attached storage room. A 1970's renovation closed in the carport creating a single car garage and added the storage room to the interior of the house through a doorway from the garage. The garage was soon closed off and used as an exterior laundry room using the asphalt driveway as the floor.
In 2000, the home was gutted and completely renovated--IT IS NO LONGER THE 1960 HOUSE LISTED ON TAX RECORDS!!!
The house had no heat, air, or lighting. It had only a fuse box, 220 heaters in each room, one electrical outlet in each room, and a heatilator in the working fireplace. The drywall on walls and ceilings was old and previously damaged. Great bones, but what a "fixer-upper".
The garage/laundry room and exterior storage area were finished out with electricity, insulated walls, and floors were installed at a height that matched the floor level of the main house, thus adding more than 300 square feet to the interior of the house. The storage area created a third bedroom or office area now accessible off the living/dining room. The former garage space was divided into a large pantry and a laundry room large enough to hold washer, dryer, the largest chest freezer ever made with space left for shelving units or installation of cabinets and countertop. Water lines were installed under the floor for future sink installation in this area and an access panel to the water lines was installed in the floor.
All electrical was updated with new wiring installed in half the house (part of it was approved to keep) and new electrical panel box was installed. White track lighting was installed in the pantry, laundry room and kitchen. New ceiling fans with lighting units were installed in the bedroom/office and throughout the newly added front sunroom which was originally just an exterior concrete front porch.
The front of the home had an 8'x30' covered concrete porch. This area was framed and closed in to add an additional 240 square feet of interior space. New windows, patio door and cut glass front door were added and Italian Ceramic Tile installed on the floor. Currently, the thirteen foot original front window and French Doors separate the livingroom from the sunroom addition, but, the intention is to remove the windows and doors and open the space to a large open concept plan.
The front sunroom still needs to have the windows trimmed out and cove moulding installed. The walls are handpainted with a faux stone block design. Patio doors lead from the sunroom to an outdoor deck at one end of the house and a new deck, yet to be added at the front door, will wrap around the house to the back door.
The corner floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace in the livingroom has a top of the line cast iron heatilator fireplace insert which was the only source of heat in the home at the time of purchase. In the event of a power outtage, this fireplace will (and does) heat the entire home.
A new dual motor Trane heat pump was installed along with new attic ducting for central heat and air. All crawl space and attic insulation was increased to meet TVA approved energy efficient standards.
Where dry wall was not replaced, each room was sanded down, removing five layers of overlapping vintage wallpaper, and the spackle texture on many of the ceilings was removed for a fresh, updated look.
The original oak hardwood floors were sanded and refinished throughout the entire house.
The kitchen cabinets should be stripped or refaced if one does not like the blue "farmhouse" look, and the single bathroom requires additional renovation. These are the only two rooms that have not yet had a complete makeover.
A small wood and concrete block shed was gutted and is in the process of being turned into a two storey studio/workshop/apartment building with attached concrete slab floor 1.5 car garage and workshop. The concrete lower level was completed in 2017. Construction of the upper level continues in 2018. This construction may, or may not, be completed by the time of sale. If not, the project sells with the property "as is".
Extensive excavating and landscaping was done to remove, and relocate, mountains and dirt to create flat ground and extended yards surrounding the house and commercial building and create flat buildable areas for new construction and entertaining. Antique handmade brick, originally part of the Davy Crockett Schoolhouse Museum in Tennessee, was found on the property used as sidewalks and flooring in sheds. This brick was repurposed to create decorative garden and lawn edging throughout the grounds. Raised bed fruit and vegetable gardens were installed in 2016.
One flagstone patio was created in front of the house on the edge of the mountain and another was placed in the newly created yard beside the house with arbor and firepit and surrounded by strawberry and raspberry gardens. A third flagstone area in the center of the yard works nicely for a two-person swing. Outside the kitchen is a concrete and red brick patio with privacy fence and arbor separating the driveway from the yard.
HOUSE AMENITIES1584 square feet interior space
Flagstone patio with firepit, is now surrounded by
raspberry and strawberry gardens with an arbor entrance.
Handpainted Faux Stone Block Walls.
Note: Refridgerator is currently in the Pantry, but can be returned to the Kitchen
The original garage was added to the interior house space
and divided into a Laundry Room and Pantry
Double closet and lots of storage space in Laundry Room
Pantry off the kitchen with Laundry Room to the right
Handpainted faux tile flooring in the Pantry and Laundry Room
House had no heat or air, damaged walls and ceilings,
but original hardwood floors.
Top of the line Heatilator in working fireplace
will heat the entire house in the event of power outtage.
Kitchen to left---Library/Office/Bedroom beyond Dining Room---Sunroom to right
Reticulated gold leaf faux marbled walls
Library, Office or 3rd Bedroom
Each bedroom has six-window corner view!
Master Bedroom with Southern exposure view.
(Dead Cedar trees were removed.)
Second Bedroom also with six windows in corner
Bathroom partially renovated
Concrete Slab Floor
Sawmill Vintage Barnwood Construction
Gravel Parking Space to the Left
(Under all the leaves and the delivery of rocks)
NOTE: All Freestanding Shelving Units, Tables, Equipment & Belongings in this building DO NOT GO WITH SALE
BUILDING CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION-LOWER LEVEL COMPLETE
Concrete Slab & Block Foundation on Lower Level
Single door leads to garage (under construction)-Concrete Slab already in place
Metal Double-Opening Doors to Right
1 Bedroom Apartment, Workshop, Storage-Under Construction on Upper Level
NOTE: NO CONTENTS IN THIS BUILDING GO WITH THE SALE
Driveway leads behind building to parking area and can extend up the mountain.
The property slopes gradually upward over the entire acreage. You can almost see the property line in this photograph where the sky meets the ground. View the survey maps above to see where the top of the property meets Wears Overlook for top access to the property. The existing driveway could be extended up through the property depending upon the intended land/building use.
Rise every morning to face the eastern view (on the left)
or spend a lazy evening relaxing on either of the two flagstone patios
looking out at the southern exposure of Cove Mountain.
LET THE WORLD PASS YOU BY ON HIGHWAY 321 AS YOU LIVE, WORK AND ENJOY YOUR PICTURESQUE KINGDOM WHICH OVERLOOKS BEAUTIFUL WEARS VALLEY AND COVE MOUNTAIN RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK.
Call Greg & Kathryn Rutherford Today!!