Furrow Auction Company to auction contents of 40,250-square-foot mansion Villa Collina


The public inspection and auction of the full contents of Villa Collina, the largest single-family home in Tennessee, by Furrow Auction Company will get underway this week, starting with the first auction of luxury furnishings and décor on Dec. 4.

Constructed between 1993 and 2000, Villa Collina is located at 5628 Lyons View Pike in Knoxville. The 40,250-square-foot waterfront mansion, which recently sold for $6.5 million, is the 84th largest home in the country. The house includes more than 80 rooms with eight bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, three-story library, 2,600-square-foot wine cellar, 11 fireplaces, indoor and outdoor pools, six-car garage, and guest and staff quarters.

“This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to say the least,” said Sam Furrow, chairman and principal auctioneer at Furrow Auction Company. “So many of the contents of this mansion are unique and not available anywhere else. It contains numerous architectural relics from Knoxville’s buildings and imported finishes and materials such as Turkish Afyon white sugar marble, silk wall coverings from Dubai and custom doors from Turkey.”

The home is built in the Italianate tradition and includes intricately elaborate details, such as gold faucets and hand-painted lavatory bowls. Its $5 million master suite, featured on HGTV’s “Million Dollar Rooms,” includes luxurious touches such as gold inlay crown molding, Swarovski crystal chandeliers imported from Italy, handmade imported silk window treatments and doorknobs valued in the thousands.

The house will be open for inspection from Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Appointments are not needed, and parking will be available at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, located at 800 S. Northshore Drive. Shuttle buses will run continuously from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. between the church and the nearby home.

The online-only auction of personal property, high-end furnishings and décor will begin a 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Details about access to the auction and registration along with a catalog of listings are available at furrow.com.

The hundreds of items available in the Dec. 4 auction include tables, chairs, statues, fountains, mirrors, rugs, lamps, desks, banquet table, silk drapes, stained glass, sofas, chandeliers, glassware, chinaware, paintings and more.

A live and online auction of stairways, mechanical systems and interior doors will be held Thursday, Dec. 16; visit furrow.com for details.

Following the two auctions, any remaining items will be sold on a negotiated basis.

This is an auction not to be missed,” Furrow said. “Bid on a piece of history, find the perfect holiday gift, furnish a room or select something you’ve always wanted to display in your home.”

About Furrow Auction Company

Furrow Auction Company, which has been in operation for nearly a half-century, has become one of the largest liquidators of real estate and industrial equipment in the auction industry, achieving this level of service by offering a Comprehensive Auction Program. With 11 full-time professionals, we hold auctioneers’ licenses in 14 states and real estate licenses in nine states. We specialize in Public Auctions, Orderly Liquidations, Private Sales and Industrial Equipment Appraisals. For more information, visit furrow.com.