***Coming Soon – Showings start this Friday, Sept. 15th!***
***Open House – This Saturday, Sept. 16th, from 12-2pm***
Welcome to the Roehl House, a timeless masterpiece that seamlessly blends craftsmanship, history, and architectural elegance. Constructed of concrete in approximately 1916, this unique home was the original residence of Otto Roehl, entrepreneur and owner of O.T. Roehl Construction Company as well as partner in the Steel & Roehl Bridge Company and the Morgan & Roehl Company. He was instrumental in several architectural designs including Knoxville’s Broadway Viaduct and the concrete arch design for the Henley Street Bridge. And his appreciation for solid construction and impeccable design are apparent throughout this incredible home.
Brimming with curb appeal, the home’s spacious front porch is adorned with terrazzo tile and pink marble. Once you step inside, you’ll admire all of the historical elements that have been preserved as well as the near $200k worth of improvements the current owner has made. The main level features stunning original hardwood floors, 10’ ceilings, new LED lighting/fixtures/vintage-style switches with dimmers, new electrical and PEX plumbing, unpainted wood trim, and restored original wood windows with custom blinds. The living room feels warm and inviting with its oversized front door and transom, wooden mantel, and gas fireplace. Beyond that you’ll find a generous dining room and multiple sets of french doors leading to a newly renovated eat-in kitchen with ornate tile flooring, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry with undermount lighting, stainless steel counters and sink, new dishwasher, pantry, and high-end Bertazzoni gas stove. One of the light-filled bedrooms is complemented with another gas fireplace, and both sizable rooms are connected by a palatial hallway that could provide a perfect office or playroom space . You’ll also adore the new main level bathroom that is finished with tile floors, an immense walk-in shower with heated flooring, bidet, and separate water closet.
Other unique features of this home include a grandiose 1,838-sf concrete basement, complete with a home gym area, toilet, sink, & new shower, laundry area (connections also available on the main level), and plenty of space for storage and additional recreational areas. The spectacular walk-up attic also provides for ample storage or space to expand.
The exterior of this home is just as impressive with a custom brick driveway that leads to the one-car garage with additional storage/workshop space. The backyard is embellished with a new flagstone patio, brick gas fire pit with volcanic rock, and a built-in gas grill with granite counter and hood constructed to match the main house. The yard was professionally landscaped with multiple plantings and is maintained with an irrigation system that also conveys. The amazing metal roof completes the vintage look of this home with its terracotta style but without the additional maintenance of tile. And the crown jewel of the front yard is the beautiful Gingko tree, which is on the National Register of Historic Trees and is the 3rd oldest in Knox County.
This home is situated on a gorgeous street with tree-lined sidewalks, around the corner from the coffee shops, breweries, and retail of the Broadway-Central corridor, 5 minutes from the Old City/Downtown, and 10 minutes from the University of Tennessee. Don’t miss your opportunity to view this breathtaking residence and make it your forever home!