City People Home Tour 2018: A Look Inside Downtown Homes, Part One

I hope you all made it out to the City People Home Tour and enjoyed the great weather and big crowds taking a peek into a few sample downtown residences. It’s a tour my wife and I have enjoyed for fifteen years or more. It’s one of the factors that helped us “see” ourselves as […]

A Look Into a Small Urban Home and the Person Who Chose to Live There

I recently met Tere Stouffer in her small apartment in the Arnstein Building (Above Urban Outfitters) just off the southwest corner of Market Square. I asked how she came to be living in downtown Knoxville and the answer started with President Kennedy’s call to action, and ran through Brazil and New York City. The journey […]

City People Home Tour 2015, Part One

So many things are happening downtown just on the weekends, that it’s hard to keep up. The City People Home Tour is one of the most important, in my opinion. It gives a wide audience the opportunity to sample some examples of downtown living and to experience the wide variety of living situations in the […]

More Homes around Market Square, CDC Tour 2013

In this final post from the Community Design Center Tour, we’ll look at several homes: one owned and others leased. Some are newly built in old buildings and one has been around for a while. All offer excellent views and one has a roof-top deck, something not found with great frequency around downtown. The first […]

The Finished Product: Top Floor of the Arnstein Building Inside and Out

Some of you may remember a previous post in which I was graciously allowed to view some of the apartments inside the Arnstein Building as they were under construction. It’s a fascinating project – Knoxville’s first “skyscraper” at a full seven stories – as well as the intrigue of Urban Outfitters’ fitful romance with our […]