Go to: WWW.3603RICHARDSON.COM/MLS for more photos, info and a 3D Walkthrough tour! Welcome to Spradling Ridge, the highest peak in western Blount County, TN. From here the world seems to be at your feet with unparalleled views of the Smoky Mountain National Park's sky piercing peaks as well as those of the Cherokee National Forest. The next highest peak, Alexander Knob, is nearly six miles away in another county! Usually you must travel much longer distances from town to enjoy such vistas, however, 3603 Richardson Lane is conveniently located just 5 miles from Maryville on a gated and private paved road with all of Blount County within easy reach plus it is only a few minutes to Monroe or Loudon counties and less than 30 minutes to Knox County. Built in 2012 this home wasdesigned with the desire to use the property as a personal residence or a vacation home. With a background in Architectural Landscape design and home construction the owners knew they had to have the right lay of the land to fit their lifestyle and a larger multi-faceted home. After five long years of searching they found Spradling Ridge high above Panorama Estates. They decided to add a touch of independence by including "Prepper" features for peace of mind. Together with the contemporary country charm, complimented by the panoramic surroundings, this property is not easily duplicated in southern living. If it were not for needing food, you'd never leave. This 5,868 sq. ft. contemporary country basement rancher energy rated 5-star home was designed to be more home than the average family could wear out in a lifetime. From the 10" thick lower level Superior Wall construction to the extra duty stick-built construction on the upper level, this home is also insulated to high standards in the building industry. The MAIN LEVEL commands the most spectacular panoramic views of the foothills, Appalachian Highlands and even the Cumberland Plateau as the design incorporates multiple windows in almost every room providing vistas in every direction especially the breath taking scenes to the east and south. The master suite at the east end has been complimented with a fireplace, ensuite bath, deck access and huge 17'x 13' walk-in closet. The views are incredible looking to northeast and southwest. The extra privacy from this view is almost unmatched in building anywhere in the county today. The luxurious ensuite bath features 20"x 20" Costello Dorado ceramic tile flooring, New Venetian Gold Granite with two undermount sinks, a large soaking tub, and a glassed surround custom tile walk in shower. The huge 31'x15.7' Wahoo Aluminum water proof deck provides for the grandest views of the property as well as the Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest. Entertaining is always a grand event from the added convenience of the large built-in grill and prep area for those even larger cookouts. As with any truly custom designed special home the kitchen has always been the most important aspect in creating a master piece. From the Magma Granite counter tops with granite undermount sinks to the center island with granite prep sink, and Mid Continent Signature Series Towne Maple Cabinets to the strategically placed appliances, this kitchen is a dream. There is an abundance of light from overhead, under the cabinets, and through the wall of windows with mountain views. Flowing from the kitchen is a breakfast area and an adjacent private dining room. Both areas offer mountain views for a most enjoyable dining or an engaging conversation experience. A main level extra is the "grandma" room at the west end of the house with a nice walk in closet and full bath. She'll love it! This room also makes a great 2nd office for the professional couple with a two office requirement. The main laundry room, adjacent to the attached two-car garage, is a roomy 12'11" x 5'8" complete with extra cabinetry and a sink. A main level mechanical room is accessed from the garage and consists of (2) 200 AMP electric panels and (1) 200 AMP backup electric panel, a 5-ton air handler unit with humistat control and the master panel for the 4-zone climate control. The lower level mechanical room, located below the upper, has a 4-ton air handler unit with humistat control with a single thermostat control for the lower level. A 15000 BTU instant on hot water (natural gas) water heater; a 230v electric backup (backed up to generator circuit) hot water heater if needed. .. And a floor drain just in case. With 400 AMP electric service and a 30kw Generac (duel fuel) backup home generator you can be sure you'll never be out of power. The detached three-car garage and the well pump are backed up with another 17 kw Generac generator which is fueled by a 500-gallon above ground propane tank behind the barn. This was done because of a 190' steel casing for the well, so the circuitry was separated for added security. The well is 605' deep with a 32 GPM flow and a computerized drive for the pump. Both the house and the garage are "whole home" surge protected in the master service panels. In a power outage you will never be without electric, water or a way to power your home. The LOWER LEVEL is accessible by elevator or stairway and features a spacious second living area with a gas fireplace, in-wall TV speakers, kitchenette, granite counters, spacious 2nd master bedroom with ensuite bath, large screened patio with six-person Laguna Bay spa and outdoor dining, theater room with an HD Projector, 92" electric movie screen, surround sound, special lighting and six leather reclining theater chairs. There are two additional bedrooms that share a Jack & Jill bathroom and a shared mud room with outside entrance. In addition there is a second laundry room and an exercise room featuring a mountain view and patio access. The property features a 40' x 40' garden and a 20' x 20' garden house. The garden has been created using a special blend of top soil, compost, mushroom compost, vermiculite and coconut fibers which yields crops that are larger and more productive than your average garden. The garden house is screened, has raised beds with same soil mixture as the outside garden and is fully irrigated. There are two (2) auxiliary generators. A Generac 30kw dual fuel can power the house and runs on natural gas with a valve to switch to propane, as a backup, if needed. The second generator is a Honeywell 17kw propane fueled for the well and 3-car garage. This home has outlasted its original owners and ready for its next venturesome owners to take it to the next level. The sky is already part of the limit in this Panoramic lifeboat and the original owners have enjoyed the trip to the stars and back. Are you ready for yours?
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