Holston Hills is a neighborhood of estate sized lots, lanes lined with towering trees, renowned golf course, and where the sun is always at your back.
I remember when I first got my real estate broker’s license, I was told “whether you are going to work or going home ‘the sun is never in your eyes’.
Holston Hills’ beginning was certainly unusual. In the mid-1920s, a group of business men purchased a 180-acre farm along the northwest side of the Holston River. The land was to be an elite golf course and country club. The club house was designed by noted architect Charles Barber and the golf course was designed by one of the world’s leading golf course designers, Donald J. Ross. The golf course has been named in the Top 100 Courses in the country by Golf Magazine. It has also been listed as one of the Top 50 Classic Courses in the country.
The original Holston Hills, like historic North Hills, is a collection of classic styles including Minimal Traditional, Colonial Revival, Tudor, and Italianate Revival homes. Most of the original homes were two story stone or brick structures. After the depression, smaller ranch style homes were built along the winding tree-lined lanes. The neighborhood was annexed into the city in 1962.
Some of our favorite homes would include: 5300 Green Valley–a traditional with Tudor influences which was built in the mid-1930s; 5408 Crestwood Drive –an Italianate Revival style built in the early 1930s, 5404 Holston Hills Road–a Tudor styled home built in 1939, 5417 Holston Hills Road –a Tudor influenced home built in the mid-1920s, and 5518 Crestwood Drive–a Colonial Revival two story from the early 1920s.
The Dogwood Arts Festival named the Holston Hills trail as its second trail following the initial trail in Sequoyah Hills.