1919 Craftsman – Russellville, TN

Details below are from January 2016, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 1/19/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   80 Comments
Off Market / Archived

656 Three Springs Rd, Russellville, TN 37860

  • $156,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3081 Sq Ft
  • 3.4 Ac.
Antebellum home on a creek in East Hamblen County, TN. Great property for someone wanting to restore it to it's original splendor. This home is livable now but needs renovations to make it a showplace as it should be. Upstairs has been made into a separate living space with it's own entrance and could be additional income.
Contact Information
Lisa McBride, U.C. Clinch Mountain Realty,
(865) 993-5263

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80 Comments on 1919 Craftsman – Russellville, TN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This non-Antebellum with not so great listing photos, probably not the best start of a comeback but this one looks like it could be so warm and homey I had to start with it.

    • Stephen Pike says: 11 comments

      It is a great Craftsman. Would love it to be further South. Love your site! Thank you for working so hard to save these babies.

    • dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 250 comments
      1913 farmhouse
      Dillon, SC

      Kelly ~ so glad you are feeling better and please do take it slow. The last thing you want to have is a relapse.

      As far as the house goes ~ it’s so very cute. I love Craftsman but like Steve Pike I would like it farther south and probably not quite so close to the creek. I wonder if flooding is an issue? The fireplace and the floors are beautiful.

      • RitaB says: 108 comments

        I would think that if the creek overruns it’s banks that the water would follow the natural incline down the slope to the road below rather than uphill to the house. It is a relatively steep lot, but house is nicely positioned. Missed you, Kelly.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
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      Welcome Back, Kelly! Please don’t over-do things… you’re still recovering!
      I believe that this house is much older than it appears; it may in fact be an antebellum structure which was given a radical Craftsman-style re-build in the early 20th century. Take note of the wide center hall which is atypical of those found in Craftsman houses. The hall features random-width floor boards, a high ceiling, a four-panel door (opened against the wall), thresholds at the interior doorways and an entry with sidelights and transom… all details one would expect in the mid-19th century. The interior woodwork appears to be plain and uniform throughout – likely updated during the surmised makeover for the sake of uniformity. I believe that at its core this house has a hidden history.

      • Lorali says: 9 comments

        That’s what I was thinking too!

      • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 497 comments

        Funny you should say that! While looking rather “Craftsman” with the exterior, the interior was another story altogether! I was gobsmacked by the volumes and proportions of the rooms, starting with the entry foyer. The interior definitely belies a much older home, antebellum being a very reasonable possibility!

  2. Holly Q says: 77 comments

    As long as you’re back, I don’t give a hoot what the listings look like. I’m so happy you’re back. xoxoxoxoxo

  3. lara janelara jane says: 484 comments
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    Kelly!!! How are you, doll? Glad you’re home, hope your recovery is going well!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks lara jane, it’s going as well as can be expected, I’m not dead so that’s something! 🙂

      • MW says: 902 comments

        Ha, ha. That is what I thought too when I got hit by a bad flu last holiday season. It was definitely the worst I’ve ever been sick. It must have been the first time I’ve ever actually had a real flu, the rest must have just been bad colds. But you are right, I was thinking this is how people die from this kind of thing. Now I can see how easy and fast it can happen. And I had gotten a flu shot too, must not have worked.

        The good thing about not eating for about a week or 2 is I lost about 15+ lbs. I liked that part, didn’t even have to lift a finger to exercise. But I’ve unfortunately since made up for it in my celebrations of survival afterwards.

        It did take me a good month at least to start feeling about 90% normal again, not a 100% though. So, do take it easy, it might take a while to really be back fully.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6541 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Hey Lara – what do you think – is that a (well worn) cement duck front and center in front of the summer kitchen, or am I reading rorschachs from a dumb ole rock? 😉

  4. MW says: 902 comments

    🙂 Welcome back!

  5. mschris32 says: 96 comments

    I can’t believe how happy I was to see a new post from you! Yay! We missed you, Kelly. Now take it easy while we drool over this house.

  6. Carol Gay says: 2 comments

    Welcome back. This could be lovely with hard work and not sure about what it would cost to restore. Toader

  7. TNnative says: 7 comments

    You couldn’t ask for a more peaceful setting-this area is beautiful and not much traffic, and a beautiful lot/acreage. Yet you’re only about 10 minutes from the mall, shopping, restaurants, etc. I’d buy it in a heartbeat if I could. I used to live within a mile of it and always dreamed of owning it. It’s also very close to the Longstreet House and Museum, a Civil War house used by Confederate Gen. Longstreet during the winter of 1863/1864. Lots of history in this area!

    • Fran says: 4 comments

      love this part of the world! I taught at an area high school for a couple of years. Also not far from Knoxville or Asheville, certainly close to the mountains and all the outdoor activities they entail.

  8. Joseph Loch says: 50 comments

    God Bless You and give you health and a long life for all the pleasure you give people like me !!!!!! I’ve been checking several times a day for what seems like weeks. Welcome back !!!

    Joseph-Stanley Loch

  9. agreeablebebop says: 164 comments

    wonderful to have you back. and any craftsman is worth looking at.

  10. So glad to have you back, we missed you dearly! Take it easy but keep them coming; we’ll take anything you can post!!

  11. Andrea Megam says: 7 comments

    Not only is the house beautiful but the property is enchanting.

  12. Elspeth says: 6 comments

    Yay, Kelly’s back! And your first posting is a house within easy driving distance from me!
    So glad to see you again, Kelly. So glad you’re feeling better. <3

  13. says: 73 comments

    Homey, warm, wonderful, welcome back!!!

  14. ReginaKTReginaKT says: 54 comments

    How I wish there were more inside photos! The outside is truly amazing, or it could be with some TLC! 🙂

  15. Cherlee says: 20 comments

    So glad to see you are back. I am glad to hear that you are better. Please take it easy and don’t try to do too much too fast.

  16. Richard Kennedy says: 21 comments

    SO glad you’re back and getting stronger!!

  17. TracyTracy says: 93 comments

    Apparently, there’s an old Irish saying that goes: “May the roof above us never fall in.
    And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.” Welcome back!

  18. Peter says: 1 comments

    Thrilled to have you back!!!!

  19. Tommy Q says: 462 comments

    This antibell-ham craftsman may be beautiful but not as much as our dear Kelly. Many prayers answered but you might want to take it r-e-a-l easy for a bit. Grace is one thing but prudence another. -L-

    Be well and God Bless. :- )

  20. Sue S. says: 277 comments

    Glad you’re back but please take it easy and take good care of yourself.

    As for this house, my main comment is to the listing agent. I do not think “antebellum” means what you think it means. Unless you are thinking of World War II as the “bellum” part.

  21. RosewaterRosewater says: 6541 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    So happy to see that you’re feeling well enough to be messing with this page again. Gave me a big ole smile when I saw the new posts. I was in the hospital some years back for a staph infection that damn near killed me; so know how good it feels to get wheeled through those doors healthy. You’ve been on my mind a lot in the last few days, and I’m just thrilled to see that you’re back in the old house posting saddle again; and hoping you’ve had your wheelchair ride to health and freedom. Cheers darlin! 🙂

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks Jeff!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6541 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I think this house is just delightful; and agree with Kelly on it’s generally sunny disposition. With those big ole windows flooding light across the honey golden, heart pine floors; it’s nicely generous interior and exterior spaces; and what looks like a decent chunk of land; this house makes me wish for summer on this cold winter day. My plants would be thrilled to live here.

  22. JimHJimH says: 5119 comments
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    Glad you’re back and feeling better, Kelly. And you’ve brought some treats for all us happy puppies!

    The sun shining through the trees and illuminating this sweet and humble bungalow is a good metaphor for what you do here. Nothing fancy or luxurious really, just a solid and spacious older home nicely sited with a westerly view of the countryside. The sunsets must be wonderful.

    Photo 6 – What’s It?
    A duck and a barn? A stump and an old cottage?

  23. JullesJulles says: 533 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I cheered when I saw you had started posting again. Thank you God, you’re back! And with a quintessential Kelly house, a house with patina. Sigh. I am so glad you’re back. I love the creek and the outbuildings.

  24. Lou lou says: 2 comments

    I am soooo glad you are back and well! I have never commented before but just got home from work and was thrilled to see you back. I was having serious withdrawal and had gone back to like page 301 to re- visit old posts!This is my stress reliever on a daily basis. It wasn’t the same without you!

  25. Ann says: 94 comments

    Missed you. Hope you’re feeling better.

  26. RossRoss says: 2469 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    YOU ARE BACK!!!!!!!!


    Kelly, if you are posting again that must mean you are feeling better.

    While I love that you are posting again I am MUCH more excited that you are feeling better!!!!!!!!

    Prayers have been answered.

  27. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1016 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    *Heavy sigh* — I do wish Realtors would learn the definition of “antebellum.”

    That said, nice house.

    Welcome back, Kelly!

  28. Marcia Selsor says: 1 comments

    I missed you! Thank you for coming back.

  29. LoriLynn says: 19 comments

    I’m so glad you are back, missed you and your posts!! Please take it easy and listen to your Dr’s (which I’m sure you are doing) anything you feel up to posting is wonderful! Love this house, looks like a wonderful setting and I could move in right now!

  30. Laurie W. says: 1746 comments

    YAY!!!!! KELLY’S BACK!!!! Feeling better each day, I hope. I’m SO GLAD you’re on the mend! Scary stuff, I know — a really bad case of flu last year showed me how easy it is to snuff out. Main thing is to take it slowly with care not to overdo. Still sending get-well vibes!

    This house is as antebellum as I am (though I may feel like it some days!). It’s a lot for not much money but would take a fair bit to fix up — which could make it into a nice house. The outbuildings are intriguing too.

  31. Wanda in NC says: 60 comments

    I see room for chickens and a big garden! Lots of old outbuildings! I think I’ll dream about this one.

    Glad to see you back hunting up old houses, Kelly, but oh my goodness, do be easy on yourself. Nobody wants you to relapse. Stay warm – it’s finally winter.

  32. KarenW says: 17 comments

    So happy to see you back on here! Please try not to do too much. We are all praying for you. HUGS my friend!

  33. Diane says: 557 comments

    I was thinking yesterday about how I was missing you and your lovely blog. These houses reminded me that paint store owners never loose: Sells the paint to cover all the beautiful wood and stone and 10-20 years later sells all the stripper to remove. As that commercial says, “Too bad we can’t buy elbow grease in a can.”

  34. cyndib says: 2 comments

    Delurking to say glad you’re back! Take care of yourself and get better soon!

  35. Jbilly says: 52 comments

    So glad you are feeling better Kelly! Obviously we were all missing you and the bits of sunshine you share with us all. It has been dreary without you!. 🙂

  36. Beth Bethster says: 891 comments

    Woo-hoo! I’m so happy to see you’re back. I hope you’re feeling much better.

  37. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks for all the welcome backs! 🙂

  38. amymn547 says: 2 comments

    Glad you are recovering. Take it easy. I was so relieved to see you are posting again!!

  39. Franceslyns says: 116 comments

    Welcome back Kelly, glad you are feeling better. Missed your posts. I love this house! Besides having a lot of potential, it looks like it could have a lot of interesting things to discover. I swear I think photography 101 should be part of the real estate licencing exam.

  40. Doug GreenDoug Green says: 83 comments
    2000 Spanish Revival
    Eagle, ID

    You’re back! Hope this means you are feeling better.

  41. annieg says: 5 comments

    glad youre back, you’ve been missed! But easy does it,
    it takes a long time to fully recover from pneumonia.

  42. BethanyBethany says: 3496 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    A silver lining to your illness is the way all the lurkers have come out of the woodwork and started commenting! 🙂

  43. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 102 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    I am fairly new around here, but I am quite grateful you are back Kelly. I only found this site about six weeks ago and was super excited having always been an old house enthusiast. Even though I live in an apartment in NYC (but it is an old 1910 classic fixer upper), I will never give up on my old house dreams… Perhaps an 1870s Italianate up the Hudson River Valley one day…
    Best wishes for your continued recovery…

  44. CindyMindy says: 6 comments

    Glad you are feeling better! Take it easy though.

  45. Re Re says: 13 comments

    Welcome back. We have missed you. Take your time recovering we’ll all be here as you can see.

  46. Jennifer HT says: 775 comments

    Oh am I glad you are back! Like your other fans have said, do take care of yourself and don’t rush it. I am so glad your body is healing and getting stronger. Craftsman have a special place my heart, so for me this house is a perfect place to restart. <3

  47. Laurie says: 36 comments

    Do you “knowledgeables” think the brick fireplace is original?

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
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      The brick fireplace is a bit unusual but has a strong Arts and Crafts character, so it’s a safe bet that it dates to the Craftsman-style makeover of the house. It is definitely not original to the 19th century origins of the house, remnants of which can still be seen in the entry hall. It would look better unpainted, but at least the color is compatible with the Craftsman vibe.

  48. shelleydamewood says: 3 comments

    Welcome home! Hope you are resting and taking it slow, but love that you are back and feeding our old House addictions!

  49. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 276 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    Hi, Kelly! Keep posting these old craftsman homes, they are my favorites!
    It looks like this obe needs some TLC, but I would truly love to own it!

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