Villa Collina


Auction Info

Sell Price $6.375 million


5628 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37819

Open house by appointment
Property Info

square footage

36,720 sq. ft.





Property Details

Exquisitely-crafted, Villa Collina was designed by Architect Karen Gaye Johnson, who oversaw the estate’s five years of construction, ensuring that no detail was overlooked. The estate totals 50 rooms, with eight bedrooms, 11 full and five half bathrooms, and a host of unique amenities including a 2,600 square-foot wine cellar with grotto and cantina, two heated pools one indoor and one outdoor—sauna, dance floor, exercise room, tri-level library, home theatre, two studies, 11 gas log fireplaces, elevator that services all three floors, secluded guest suite, staff quarters, a six-car garage and a separate one-car garage suitable for a limousine. Outdoors, amidst its lush gardens and grounds, Villa Collina also features four fish ponds, six fountains, and a threepole flag court. The entire estate has a private fence surrounding it and a state-of-the-art security system to monitor any activity at the controlled gate entrance and throughout the premise. Northern Italian imported terracotta tiles; Swarovski crystal, Venetian and antique chandeliers; and Honduran mahogany were used throughout. In addition, Turkish Afyon sugar marble can be found throughout, comprising the floors and the solid columns of the interior as well as the exterior terrace. An entire mine of sugar marble was depleted for the estate’s production.

Location Details

A visit to Knoxville puts you right in the middle of some of the most beautiful and distinct land in the nation. The city rests on the banks of the Tennessee River and in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The beauty and natural resources surrounding Knoxville mean limitless opportunities for fun and adventure. Not only is our land and water beautiful, but you can also enjoy them year round as Knoxville is in a temperate climate zone. The summers are green and gentle, and the fall is magnificent as the hills light up in brilliant autumn hues. Winters are brief, and spring arrives early with dogwood, azaleas, and beautiful flowers Knoxvill has an array of fun, educational, cultural, and musical festivals throughout the year from Italian Street Fairs to Civil War reenactments. Enjoy Spring’s Dogwoods Arts Festival, the Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival and Sundown in the City concer series. Find something for every member of the family during Fall’s Tennessee Valley Fair. The thriving music entertainment scene in Knoxville encompasses everything from blues to jazz, reggae to rock, classical to country, by many of the world’s most respected performers. There’s livemusic on tap every night at the many nightclubs in the historic Old City and Market Square areas, and live music every weekday at One Vision Plaza, Knoxville’s downtown visitor center. Knoxville’s free outdoor concerts and movies keep Market Square hopping in spring, summer and fall, with an eclectic mix of national and regional acts and classic family films. Also, be sure to check out the world-class entertainment offered at the beautifully restored Tennessee Theatre. (excerpts from

The team at Signature Luxury Auctions treated me like a partner throughout our relationship. I was looking for a team to take away the stress of the auction process, but still keep me in the loop with goals, pricing, and plans. Signature Luxury did that and more. From the moment Villa Collina was listed to final sale, I felt comfortable with every major decision. I’d highly recommend working with them in the future.
Julie B., seller of Villa Collina


This property is listed for sale by licensed real estate agent Debbie Elliott-Sexton (TN License #273664) with Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty (TN License #259402) — 859 Ebenezer Rd., Knoxville, TN 37923. Auctioneer activities will be conducted by William J. Summs (TNAL400006009). Signature Luxury Auctions, LLC (“SLA”) is not a licensed real estate agent or broker but is conducting marketing services for the property seller. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. SLA does not market properties to residents of states where prohibited by law. SLA, its agents, affiliates, broker or auctioneer partners, and sellers make no guarantees or warranties as to the condition of the properties nor guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listing or advertisings, promotional or publicity statements and materials. The properties are offered “AS-IS, WHERE-IS.” SLA encourages agent and broker participation. See Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information or to register to bid, please call 855-BIDD-NOW or email:

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