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FAMOUS CROSSVILLE TREEHO– USE AND LAND ITS ON FOR SALE

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A Crossville landmark is up for sale. In the early 1990s, landscaper Horace Burgess bought some wooded land off Beehive Lane. While touring the land, one of the bigger trees next to a dirt road caught his eye. He decided to build the world’s largest tree house in its branches. Eleven years of labor later, Horace had what he’d originally wanted: the largest tree house in the world. It spreads across not one, but seven big trees that grow through its floors and out its windows. It soars nearly 100 feet into the sky. Built without blueprints, its dimensions are a mystery even to Horace, who guesses it covers around 10,000 square feet. The treehouse was closed in 2012 by the Tennessee Fire Marshal, who says it’s a tourist attraction and therefore must conform to state building codes. Horace contends it’s a treehouse and there are no codes for treehouses. The treehouse and the land were subsequently closed off to visitors. This week, the treehouse and its accompanying 139 acres of land were put on the market through Keller Williams Greater Downtown Reality in Chattanooga, with an asking price of 1.5 million dollars. The ad for the property reads:

Location Location Location! 5 minutes from I-40. One hour commute to Knoxville or Chattanooga, 2 hour commute to Nashville. A 5 acre (deep volume water reservoir on mountaintop) fully stocked spring fed lake. 75 acres of timber & lower ridge full of fieldstone (everyone’s landscaping dream!) 25+ acres of fenced fields for animals with 4 stall barn & full size hayloft above. 2 smaller watering ponds for livestock in back of property. Seasonal spring time waterfall on back side of property running into another small spring fed stocked watering pond. Riding trails all over property. Perfect for horses or four wheelers. Deer and turkey abound! Own a piece of History! Old Walton Ridge road can still be seen. Native American site and arrowheads found. Eastern side of property backs up to lots at the top of Hyder ridge listed. Northeast side connects to a 2400 acre protected wilderness. West and southern side to privately owned wooded properties. This is the most gorgeous private secluded property around and has superlative potential for entrepreneurs! Almost completely surrounded by Wood. 98% of property surrounded has not been developed. Perfect for Estate home, Resort, or large residential development. 5 acre Lake has two beautiful custom docks & floating dock built by “The Original Treehouse Man” Horace Burgess. Two minutes to Roane State Community College and High School. 4 minutes to I-40 and Elementary School. Fantastic location! This is the closest, largest, privately owned property to Schools and quickest access to interstate this close to Crossville TN. Only 5 minutes to downtown! 10 minutes to Crossville Memorial Airport.”

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