You may not know that HGTV.com is based in Knoxville, Tenn. Its mainly known as Big Orange Country , but many people dont realize how beautiful it is around here. The Great Smoky Mountains are very close to the heart of downtown, and the Tennessee River flows right through the city. The surrounding areas boast amazing farmland, including Murphy Springs Farm, a 190-acre farm in Northeast Knoxville. Kevin Murphy, the current resident, walks us through how he renovated his familys 1841 farmhouse.
Murphy Farmhouse Circa 1890
The house didnt undergo a significant renovation until 1925, 84 years after Kevins great-great-great grandfather, Hugh Murphy, built the house. It was passed down from generation to generation, and was eventually only occupied during the summers from the 1970s until Kevin moved in in 2008.
Present Day Farmhouse
The house needed some TLC, but Kevin was up for the challenge.