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Andy Lowe
Evans & Evans

2685 Boones Creek Road Suite 104
Johnson City, TN 37615
Direct: 423-408-0189
Office: 423-282-1817
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$495,000 For Sale
7 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
6,798 sq ft; lot: 1.09 acres - MLS# 394904
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Built in 1867 for Elijah Simerly, the founder of Hampton and President of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (aka âTweetsieâ) this historical residence has since been home to a Governor of Georgia and founder of Georgia School of Technology and a mining magnate to only name a few of the select past and current 5 owners. Now, this beautiful piece of history could be YOURS! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is an opportunity of a lifetime to own a stunning piece of Italianate architectural style and a significant piece of history.The mansion boasts 20 rooms including seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and multiple living areas. Enjoy a host of original features such as the nine fireplaces, polished timber floors, soaring 11-foot ceilings and the beautifully ornate door frames. The living spaces are grand and oversized, with plenty of potential for use as a venue and comfortable home.This breathtaking home sits proudly surrounded by Unaka Mountains, with mountain views from the porches. A host of natural beauties including Watauga Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee National Forest, Appalachian Trail, Laurel Falls, Western N.C. are all within easy reach of this unique property. Buyer and Buyer's agent to verify all information.


  • Attic: Part Finished, Walk Up
  • Basement: Entrance-Inside, Unfinished
  • Basement SqFt Unfinished: 3876
  • Baths: 4
  • Baths Level 1: 2
  • Baths Level 2: 2
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Construction: Site Built
  • County/Area: Carter County
  • Easements: Gas Line, Power Line
  • Elementary School: Hampton
  • Exterior Features: Driveway-Concrete, Fenced Yard, Landscaped
  • Exterior Finish: Brick
  • Fireplace: 9
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Full Baths: 4
  • Heating: Coal, Floor Furnace
  • High School: Hampton
  • Listing Status: Active
  • Lot Description: Cleared, Level
  • Lot Dimensions: 211M X 340M IRR
  • Lot Size: 1.0900
  • Middle School: Hampton
  • Other Rooms: Bonus, Laundry Room, Library/Study
  • Porch Patio And Deck: Balcony, Covered, Front, Side
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Roof: Metal
  • Sq.Ft.: 6798
  • SqFt Level 1: 3876
  • SqFt Level 2: 2922
  • SqFt Unfinished: 3876
  • SqFt Unfinished Level 1: 3901
  • Style: 2 Story, Historic
  • Sub Type: Single Family Home
  • Total Rooms: 20
  • Walls: Drywall, Plaster
  • Water And Sewer: Sewer-Private, Water-Public
  • Year Built: 1863
  • Zip Code: 37658
  • Zoning: RES

Andy Lowe | 423-408-0189 | Email Me
2685 Boones Creek Road Suite 104 - Johnson City, TN 37615
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