Two Tennessee mega estates have gone on the auction block.

Home #1 – Pictures #1,2,3,4 – This huge mega-mansion is located at 5628 Lyons View Pike in Knoxville, TN. The house, dubbed Villa Collina, was first on the market for $40 million (it’s appraised value) back in 2007 and back in 2005 it was listed at $17 million. The home was on the market for a cool $21,000,000 back in April of 2010. The owner is Mike Conley, who is the founder of Regal Corp. It measures in at a mind blowing 44,500 square feet. The home boasts 49 rooms with a total of seventeen bathrooms. It is now being auctioned off on Thursday, May 26th at 11:00am without reserve.

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUCTION PAGE

Home #2 – Pictures #5,6,7,8 – This is the Crantzdorf Castle. It is located at 191 Degrasse Drive in Johnson City, TN. It boasts 20,000 square feet of living space with 9 bedrooms. It was originally listed at $28,000,000. If you guys recall, the home caught on fire in January of 2009. It is now being auctioned off on Thursday, June 16th at 11:00am without reserve.

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUCTION PAGE

  • rob

    I like the first one. I like the Tuscan style of the front facade. I also like the big gates. I am a fan of big gates. It is sited on a great lot overlooking the river. One thing I would change is have the house moved back further from the road, but I do not know if it is feasible with this lot.
    I like the second one as well, but it seems like it has turned into a white elephant.




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  • Venom

    Both ugly with the second one being just garish.




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  • B25

    By the way, the house in Knoxville is also currently on the market for $12.5m

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5628-Lyons-View-Pike_Knoxville_TN_37919_M86475-92378




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  • Al Robinson

    It’s too bad that these mansions become “has-beens”. I actually really like both, especially the 2nd one. I think that when the people who create these mansions, create them, they’re just not thinking at all about if (more like when) they sell them, how hard it will be.

    Oh well…

    Great pictures Kenny on the Johnson City home. 🙂




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  • Daniel

    Eh. The first one is uselessly big. I love gigantic homes as most of you know, but this is a perfect example of one that is gigantic for no reason. Most of the rooms are poorly proportioned and don’t take scale into account. Look at photo 31 on the listing page and tell me that doesn’t conjure up memories of The Shining.

    The second one is a gimmick, and front the looks of that leaning tower, a shoddily built one. The rear of the home looks like it was designed in 5 minutes using an etch-a-sketch. I have to admit though, I do like the theater and even some of the ridiculous furnishings. I would not be surprised if both ended up like Dean Gardens. I *would* be surprised if either one broke the $10 million mark.




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    • Barney

      “The first one is uselessly big” ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

      O.k……….WHO are you and WHAT have you done with DAN!?!? lol………..I just swallowed my Bazooka Bubble Gum…………….(sits at pc and with his mouth hugely agape, lower jaw firmly sitting in his lap)

      The truly good thing about either of them is the lot on the first one….it’s quite breath taking actually. But the interior is at times, quite nice, with the furniture all looking to be appropriate, if not expected & thoroughly traditional. But as mentioned before, it’s ludicrously huge.

      The second one looks like Elvis would’ve LOVED it, as it’s SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF FUGLY that I couldn’t count ’em all if I had to. It looks like one of the many pre-production versions of TV’s Batmans’ mansion “Wayne Manor” when the entire set-design team was DRUNK OFF THEIR ASSES. It looks like a bunch of high-schoolers who were putting together a charity “Haunted House” decorated it. Categorically HORRIBLE. The gate is so awful I truly can’t even call it laughable, more like beyond embarrassing. If this place sells at all, I’ll be astounded. While I looked at it, I immediately & clearly heard “Dueling Banjos'” playing in my head….complete with moonshine & Granny Clampitt.

      Yet more incomprehensibly expensive proof in the eternal parade of the old saying “A Fool and his money are soon parted” 🙂




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  • George

    I love #1, after all, bigger is better. #2 looks like the castle of the King of Tennessee. By the way, who is the King of Tennessee?




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    • Al Robinson

      Alan Jackson… right?




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      • Venom

        I don’t know how much of a king he is when my neighbor outbid him for a Ford GT a few years back when they first came out.

        I would a little unimpressed that a country star could not outbid a Merril Lynch VP for a $200,000 plus car. lol




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  • Hugh

    I like the first one. Sure its too big but some times you just want a bit of space.
    Would love to see inside.

    And there’s no reserve!

    The castle is a bit much.




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  • LE

    I don’t think the photos of the first house do it justice because I think it’s amazing looking. I didn’t care for how the dining room (assuming it’s a dining room) sits as an alcove off the main foyer. I would think with a house this large that it would have more privacy. I thought the interior was really well done. I think the underground parking garage is great..only one garage door. Very cool.
    The second one was done very poorly. I’m sure the tower has great views of the river but man its ugly. Deinfitely on my ‘hate’ list.




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