Natural Wonders at Home on Rudder Lane 4

Beautiful Home Offers Stunning Views of Nature

Situated on more than 6 acres, 1928 Rudder Lane is a prestigious estate with an ideal location, lush landscaping, luxury amenities and breathtaking views. It feels as though it were picked out of the country and deposited within five minutes of the conveniences of Northshore Drive.

Lush landscaping with a variety of greenery provides ample privacy. The lullaby of chirping birds and crickets is the only noise; the secluded road and abundant foliage ensure a quiet setting that feels isolated while still being centrally located.

Built in 2000, the home is perfectly situated to take in the dazzling views surrounding it. The flowing river, blue-tinged mountains, dense forests and Mount LeConte are vital to the natural beauty that is an integral part of this home.

Luxuries await around every corner. Arched columns highlight the spectacular views. Custom paintings adorn the walls in the foyer and dining room. Innovative built-ins provide ample storage of everything from china to custom linen rods. Two large picture windows offer natural light while Swarovski crystal chandeliers sparkle. Pocket doors with glass insets lead to the striking kitchen.

The kitchen has beveled marble countertops and custom Canadian cabinetry, offering efficient elegance. A customized built-in refrigerator blends seamlessly into the cabinets; backlit upper cabinets with frosted glass and a discreet walk-in pantry complete one wall of the kitchen. An expansive peninsula provides seating with a farmhouse sink easily accessible. Imported hardware offers subtle splendor. A double oven, extra-large range with pot filler and ingenious sliding spice rack make this kitchen a chef’s dream.

The family room presents a wet bar with trough sink and custom built-in refrigeration and cabinetry for entertaining. A corner of windows is the perfect spot to sit with a steaming cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the mountains and illuminate the river below. Coffered ceilings, elegant columns and wainscoting add charm and grandeur to each room. French doors lead to an ample covered porch. An intricate tile design and an outdoor fireplace provide an ideal outdoor space. This porch leads to the library, foyer and screened porch.

The main staircase curves up to the second floor, where the bonus room, loft and five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms await. There are nooks and secret rooms that will delight all ages. One bedroom offers an enchanting window seat, a spacious walk-in closet under the eaves and an en suite bathroom with a delightfully wallpapered ceiling. The loft showcases the high ceilings, while natural light floods the home. Stairs lead to an upper bonus room, a charming area with architectural details and expansive views; it’s easy to imagine this room as an artist’s studio, children’s playroom or craft room.

An elevator is tucked near the back staircase. The finished basement offers a kitchen, recreation room, billiard room, two bedrooms and two full baths which hold potential as an in-law suite. Amenities include a home theater complete with wet bar, tasteful wine cellar, custom refrigerator and built-in cabinets. An apartment door leads to a potential nanny or housekeeper’s quarters, with a one-car garage. An outdoor patio is easily accessed via French doors. The patio has classic archways to frame the illustrious view, with fittings for an outdoor kitchen. Additional luxuries include a three-car garage accessed from the main floor, large laundry room and geothermal heating.

Extensive renovations have curated an elegant home with classic details, thoughtful touches and unique details.

If you have any inquiries about this home, please contact Debbie Elliott-Sexton at Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty at 865.357.3232 or 865.755.0108.