Rare offering!!! ”Forest Home” is a magnificent Greek Revival historic masterpiece constructed circa 1858 by Alexander & Penelope Keith. With bricks baked on site, the basement exterior walls are 30” thick, and the interior walls are 26” thick. Roof structure is mortise and tenon construction. Masterfully carved doors and intricate millwork adorn the massive central hallway and first floor rooms. Parlor, library, dining room, and first floor bedroom ceilings are 12′-6”. A wide gentle stairway with cherry railing leads to a landing and the four large upstairs bedrooms that have 13′-3” ceilings. Major respectful renovation undertaken in 1939 included the two-story front porch, large sunroom with Crab Orchard stone floor, kitchen, butler’s pantry, laundry, maid’s room & bath, 3-car garage, & loft/workshop/mancave/den/game room. The smoke house still has salt-filled log where meat was cured. Wonderful family home, B&B, or corporate retreat. All renovations were tastefully and thoughtfully planned to maintain the character and integrity of the home. The 3-acre lot features a lovely pool, adjacent courtyard, flower gardens, and water garden which showcase the home. Utilities average $298.00/month.
FROM THE NORTH: I-75 Exit 52; Left on TN-305; 4.9 miles to traffic light; drive under the green ''Green St.'' sign onto Washington Avenue (TN-39); Left on Keith (at traffic light at Walgreens); 0.1 mile to Forest Home.FROM THE SOUTH: I-75 Exit 42; Right on TN-39; 8.5 miles to second traffic light (withOUT going north on US-11); Right on Keith Lane (at Walgreens); 0.1 mile to Forest Home.