Villa Collina Renewed: Why Renovate?

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 Owner Donates $113,000 to Local Nonprofits

Charitable Contributions Assist Needy, Homeless in East Tennessee Communities Villa Collina estate owner Dr. Eric W. Barton donated items valued at $113,333 in spring 2018 to East Tennessee nonprofit organizations in an effort to help less fortunate residents of Blount and Knox counties. Barton donated countless household items, including furniture, appliances, lighting, office supplies, decorations and more to Blount County … Read More