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Big Springs
1462 Big Springs Road Thomas Island Bristol, Tennessee 37620 United States 

About 1462 Big Springs Road Thomas Island

Unique only begins to describe this property. An island in the middle of the Holston River, a TVA controlled dam and lake. THE RIVER - South Holston River begins as tail waters emanating from the South Holston Dam. The cold deep waters of South Holston Lake keep waters at a temperature to insure good fishing year round. This section of Holston River is renowned throughout eastern U.S. for superb fly fishing. Serious fishers from across the U.S. as well as foreign countries find this river. The river is constantly changing as Holston Lake is a working lake and power is generated daily. The island has never flooded since present owner purchased it over 30 years ago. THE HOUSE - Originally the site of a fishing cabin with a swinging bridge to the mainland. Present house was built in 1979 by owner/contractor is always in pristine condition for both maintenance and updates. The exterior is stained wood and finest architectural shingles on the roof. The Great Room with cathedral ceiling and stone wood burning fireplace has the feel of an upscale lodge with a wall of windows overlooking the river. The hardwood floors are mellow and warm. Two Guest Bedrooms, each with private bath, are located next to the Great Room. Both bedrooms have cathedral ceilings and one opens to a private porch. Step down to the Dining Room filled with light from a skylight. Windows look out to covered porch and river beyond. The Den with slate floor, stone wood burning fireplace, and wet bar is the perfect place to spend a cozy evening. Doors open to a wonderful screened porch large enough for dining area and separate sitting area. Spring, summer and fall, this space is the favorite room in the house. Great for entertaining. The eat-in kitchen with slate floors features cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, newer gas cook top, warming shelf, double ovens, microwave, newer dishwasher, disposal and refrigerator. Windows wrap around two sides of the kitchen great for watching the many birds and ducks, as well as, beautiful herons who fish the river. The Master Bedroom features a wood burning stone fireplace and is very private. Two bathrooms for the master bedroom, his with shower and custom closet. Her bath recently renovated completely includes special free standing tub with European faucets, walk-in shower and vanity that wraps a corner. Laundry Room with sink and storage are conveniently near-by. Parking is never a problem with 4 to 5 spaces on concrete pad and two acres across the street. LANDSCAPING - The lawns are always lush and green. The owners maintain beautiful perennials and shrubs in planting beds around the house. Natural trees on both lawns ensure cool shade in summer. A wooden seating deck close to the water is a great place to read or just relax and enjoy the river. Access to the island from the parking pad is a foot bridge of concrete and steel on stone covered support columns. Utilities arrive to the island underneath the bridge hidden from view.


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Loretta Trayer
Phone: ­+1 423.646.5554­
Phone: ­+1 828.898.8965­
2120 Tynecastle Highway
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604 United States   

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Details for 1462 Big Springs Road Thomas Island

Full Baths:
3,114 Sq Ft.
Price :
$189 / Sq. Ft.
Property Type:
Single Family Home
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