Homes with Henon is a bi-monthly column, sponsored by Todd Henon Properties, highlighting Realtor Todd Henon’s expertise in real estate and unique properties in the greater Chattanooga area.

Our Team is often entrusted to work on some pretty special and unique properties. Cattle farms, estates, starter home jewels, second home retreats, hunting cabins, and historic treasures for instance.

This one is a prime example.

A true Southern private estate located on 5+ acres within 11 minutes of downtown Chattanooga…yep, 11 minutes from downtown! Come on and take a walk with me through 4900 Mountain Creek Road.

In one word, this place is “comfortable.” It’s difficult to replicate the sense of feeling immediately at home, but this one-level, one-of-a-kind property is cozy, warm, and approachable.

I can see my perfect Saturday here: building a fire in one of the mountain stone fireplaces, propping my feet up and napping until one of the neighbors comes down the wooden bridge and rings the built-in doorbell.

In the fall, we’d make a batch of chili and host SEC football parties – all the games on in different rooms, and a television brought onto the screened-in porch. And when the sun made its way down, my son and I would start a bonfire over by the barn for the kids to roast marshmallows. No sweat if it rains; it’s a treat to hear the peaceful drops on the metal roof.

My favorite room in the house is, without question, the back sunroom. Lazy chair in the corner, overlooking the patio, and if it were mine, I’d have all the windows open 300+ days of the year.

With great entertaining areas, you’d be signing up to host dinner parties and holiday get-togethers for the foreseeable future. A formal dining room and breakfast nook opens into the living space for everyone grab a seat and eat together.

Natural light fills the bonus room with built-ins, access to the backyard, and the half bathroom is tailor-made for a playroom or home office.

It’s rare to find a large slice of paradise like this so close to downtown with two fenced pastures for animals. The location is idyllic, and schools are nearby: 6 minutes to Red Bank Elementary, 6 minutes to Red Bank Middle / High School, 10 minutes to Baylor, 14 minutes to GPS, 20 minutes to McCallie.

These owners have lovingly maintained the outdoor spaces with a peaceful flagstone patio out back, fenced pasture, and the barn sitting quietly on top of the hill.

If instead of watching me, you’re ready to enjoy your own walk through this magical retreat, just give me a call. I’d love to walk it with you and help you imagine your own family there.

View 4900 Mountain Creek Road

Todd Henon

Todd Henon Properties is a top Chattanooga-based real estate team serving Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama since 2000. Specializing in homes, land, farms and estates, Todd’s seasoned in-town, neighborhood and acreage specialists are known for their expertise in traditional and unique properties at all price points. Whether in the city or out of cell coverage, Todd’s team helps buyers and sellers achieve their lifestyle and financial goals. His credentials as an Accredited Land Consultant and past general contractor give Henon’s clients a daily edge and have placed him in the top 1 percent of Chattanooga Realtors in sales and the top 3 percent of Keller Williams agents worldwide. A lifelong Chattanoogan and avid outdoorsman, no one knows the market better or loves the region more than Todd and his dedicated team. Headquartered at Keller Williams Realty-Greater Downtown Chattanooga (each office is independently owned and operated), the Todd Henon Properties team invites you to search for your next home or investment at