VILLA COLLINA AUDIO TOUR PROVIDES EXQUISITE ESCAPE

Villa Collina, Tennessee’s largest home, is an expansive waterfront mansion in Knoxville, Tennessee. Many people have been lucky enough to enjoy the home through the events held there to support nonprofits, fundraisers and other groups, but for those who have not, a new free digital audio tour is now available. The tour is fully produced with sound effects, music and … Read More

VILLA COLLINA BOOK PRESERVES HOME’S HISTORY FOR POSTERITY

Villa Collina is an Italianate mansion nestled along the river among the East Tennessee mountains and is the state’s largest home. A beautiful new book provides stunning imagery and a detailed account of the land, community, construction and history of this storied place. The book is now available in read-only digital format. Flip through the digital book below to experience … Read More

Barton announces sale of Tennessee’s largest home

Owner Dr. Eric W. Barton has announced the sale of Villa Collina, Tennessee’s largest residence, to an undisclosed buyer for $11 million. Villa Collina is a 40,250-square-foot estate situated on more than eight acres with picturesque vistas of Fort Loudoun Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains. The luxurious residence, constructed between 1993 and 2000, contains extravagant spacious rooms, including a … Read More

Villa Collina bash benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Barton Racing and Villa Collina owner Dr. Eric W. Barton hosted a New Year’s Eve bash to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, resulting in a donation that will provide 30,000 meals to people in East Tennessee. Following “Bee’s Knees NYE: A 2020 Affair” at Villa Collina on Dec. 31, Barton presented a check for $10,000 to the … Read More

BEE’S KNEES NYE EVENT TO BENEFIT SECOND HARVEST

The homeowner and staff at Villa Collina are excitedly anticipating the next big fundraiser at Tennessee’s largest home on New Year’s Eve. Plans are finalized, and tickets are available for Bee’s Knees NYE: A 2020 AFFAIR to be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests will welcome 2020 in Roaring Twenties style. The immersive, all-inclusive experience … Read More

Villa Collina Renewed: A study in luxury, a labor of love

Editor’s Note: “Villa Collina Renewed” is a 15-part blog series detailing owner Dr. Eric W. Barton’s work to restore the largest home in Tennessee to its original Italianate beauty. Each week we discussed renovation projects across the 40,250-square-foot waterfront mansion, from geothermal upgrades and energy efficiency to state-of-the-art lighting, marble renovations and fountain upgrades. We hope you enjoyed this detailed … Read More

Villa Collina Renewed: Indulge your guests

Editor’s Note: “Villa Collina Renewed” is a 15-part blog series detailing owner Dr. Eric W. Barton’s work to restore the largest home in Tennessee to its original Italianate beauty. Each week we will discuss renovation projects across the 40,250-square-foot waterfront mansion, from geothermal upgrades and energy efficiency to state-of-the-art lighting, marble renovations and fountain upgrades. We hope you enjoy this … Read More

Villa Collina Renewed: Audio and video upgrades  

Editor’s Note: “Villa Collina Renewed” is a 15-part blog series detailing owner Dr. Eric W. Barton’s work to restore the largest home in Tennessee to its original Italianate beauty. Each week we will discuss renovation projects across the 40,250-square-foot waterfront mansion, from geothermal upgrades and energy efficiency to state-of-the-art lighting, marble renovations and fountain upgrades. We hope you enjoy this … Read More

Villa Collina Renewed: Welcome to the library

Editor’s Note: “Villa Collina Renewed” is a 15-part blog series detailing owner Dr. Eric W. Barton’s work to restore the largest home in Tennessee to its original Italianate beauty. Each week we will discuss renovation projects across the 40,250-square-foot waterfront mansion, from geothermal upgrades and energy efficiency to state-of-the-art lighting, marble renovations and fountain upgrades. We hope you enjoy this … Read More

Villa Collina Renewed: Illuminating Luxury 

Editor’s Note: “Villa Collina Renewed” is a 15-part blog series detailing owner Dr. Eric W. Barton’s work to restore the largest home in Tennessee to its original Italianate beauty. Each week we will discuss renovation projects across the 40,250-square-foot waterfront mansion, from geothermal upgrades and energy efficiency to state-of-the-art lighting, marble renovations and fountain upgrades. We hope you enjoy this … Read More