The homes of the elite and the superlatives are rarely quite so clear-cut.
Which of these are the most beautiful?
How do they fit into the fabric of the city?
To find out, we visited some of the best homes in the Knoxville metro area, and took a tour through their corridors.
The Rosemont Estate, Rosemont, Tennessee 2.
The Blythe House, West Knoxville 3.
The Alamo, Knoxville 4.
The Greenfield Estate, Knox County 5.
The Ritz, Knox 6.
The Davenport Estate, South Knoxville 7.
The Ellington Estate, East Knoxville 8.
The Lippincott House, East Ridge 9.
The Pinnacle, Knox 10.
The Millington House, Pinnacle Park 11.
The Whitehouse Estate, Ridgeview 12.
The Redwood Estate, North Knoxville 13.
The Hines House, North Ridge 14.
The Westwood Estate.
Tennessee City 15.
The Stone House, Nashville 16.
The Lake House, Chattanooga 17.
The Black Diamond, Nashville 18.
The House of Hancock, Nashville 19.
The Old House, Knoxburg 20.
The Silverleaf, Chattanooga 21.
The Hill House, Lakeland 22.
The Vintners House, Louisville 23.
The Stiles House, South Bend 24.
The Fisher House, Indianapolis 25.
The Brown House, Birmingham 26.
The King of Town, St. Charles 27.
The Castle, Louisville 28.
The Tarrant Estate, Chattanooga 29.
The O’Neill House, Austin 30.
The Spade House, Memphis 31.
The McCarty House, Dallas 32.
The Van Buren Estate, Stearns 33.
The Covington House and Park, Stonewall 34.
The Smith House, Jackson 35.
The Kincaid House, New Orleans 36.
The Fondren House, Baton Rouge 37.
The Johnson House, Baltimore 38.
The Moore House, Los Angeles 39.
The Guggenheim House, Hollywood 40.
The Witte House, Houston 41.
The Hall House, Washington, D.C. 42.
The Williams House, Miami 43.
The Miller House, Minneapolis 44.
The Belknap House, San Francisco 45.
The Marigny House, Toronto 46.
The Clark House, Seattle 47.
The Foster House, Detroit 48.
The Taylor House, Chicago 49.
The Corwin House, Cincinnati 50.
The Brinkley House, Denver 51.
The Adams House, Charlotte 52.
The Hart House, Portland 53.
The Jones House, Kansas City 54.
The Jackson House, Atlanta 55.
The Shreveport House, Louisiana 56.
The Nisbitt House, Newport Beach 57.
The McMillin House, Texas 58.
The Davis House, Florida 59.
The Chatham House, Maine 60.
The Price House, Milwaukee 61.
The Wright House, Colorado 62.
The Evans House, California 63.
The Robinson House, Pennsylvania 64.
The Leggett House, Georgia 65.
The MacLean House, Michigan 66.
The Reeds House, Massachusetts 67.
The Scott House, Virginia 68.
The Gray House, Arizona 69.
The Schuster House, Tennessee 70.
The Walker House, Missouri 71.
The Mitchell House, Indiana 72.
The McKernan House, Minnesota 73.
The Martin House, Maryland 74.
The Blount House, Mississippi 75.
The Collins House, Montana 76.
The Owens House, Oklahoma 77.
The Zuckerman House, Arkansas 78.
The Wilson House, Oregon 79.
The Ward House, Kentucky 80.
The Bailey House, Utah 81.
The Anderson House, Illinois 82.
The Cooper House, Iowa 83.
The Lee House, Idaho 84.
The Kennedy House, Rhode Island 85.
The Woodruff House, Ohio 86.
The Campbell House, Nevada 87.
The Lewis House, Alabama 88.
The Butler House, Delaware 89.
The McAllister House, Nebraska 90.
The Kelly House, Vermont 91.
The Murray House, Wyoming 92.
The Reynolds House, Wisconsin 93.
The Murphy House, Alaska 94.
The Baker House, Hawaii 95.
The Reed House, Connecticut 96.
The Cook House, Columbia 97.
The Barksdale House, St Louis 98.
The Porter House, Philadelphia 99.
The Ellis House, Brooklyn 100.
The Deere House, Pittsburgh 101.
The Parker House, Tampa 102.
The Keating House, Boston 103.
The Carter House, Cleveland 104.
The Allen House, Gainesville 105.
The Brooks House, Green Bay 106.
The Thomas House, Fort Lauderdale 107.
The Thompson House, Tulsa 108.
The Burrows House, Boise 109.
The Powell House, Wichita 110.
The McNair House, Savannah 111.
The Carrington House, Charleston 112.
The Cole House, Denton 113.
The Roberts House, Raleigh 114.
The Bennett House,