The Hunt House is a storied antebellum estate located 3 miles north of Grand Junction, TN and about 50 minutes from Memphis, TN. The home was built in 1852 by John Wilkins Hunt and is a West Tennessee Treasure. The Hunt House played a prominent role in Civil War history with skirmishes and battles occurring nearby.
During the homes construction, local materials were primarily used. The attractive red bricks were made from local clays and were likely hand formed and kilned on the property. The timber used was most certainly harvested from the property as well. In the game room downstairs, you can see the roughhewn exposed timbers which support the structure. Six large white octagonal columns grace the front porch of the home. These columns are a variation of the old square column design and enhance the beauty of the homes classic lines. Delicate wrought iron accents the porch and balcony as well. There are ancient boxwoods scattered throughout the home site which open onto secret gardens and scenic sitting areas. A saltwater pool is hidden in one of these boxwood groves which provides a serene place to rest and rejuvenate. The current owner has modernized and improved the estate. The home now has restored wood-burning fire places, renovated bathrooms and a custom kitchen. The Hunt House has all conveniences of modern living while maintaining the charm of the Antebellum Period.
The Hunt House would make an excellent family retreat or could easily serve as a destination Bed and Breakfast or venue for weddings and events. The 157 acres offer plenty of room outdoor recreation. Throughout the property, the Loblolly pine timber has been thinned and is well suited for a released quail course. Deer and small game are plentiful on the property and the mature hardwood timber creates a beautiful environment to call up a big tom gobbler. There is in an intricate trail network connecting the various pastures and woodlots so riding horseback across the property offers lots of fun. Come tour this historical and unique property today!
-3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Colonial Manor House -1,500 sf Guest House/Caretakers House -3 +/- Acre Fishing Lake With Pier -Saltwater Swimming Pool -Apple Orchard with Granny Smith, Gala, & Yellow Delicious -Muscadine Grape Vineyard -Stone Lined Vegetable/Flower Gardens -Professional Landscaping Throughout the Home Site -4 Stall Horse Barn with Tack Room, Workshop and Hay Loft -Active Hay Farming Operation -4 Mini Horse Paddocks and 2 Larger Paddocks -2 Fenced Horse Pastures (10 acres and 5 acres) -Improved Wildlife Habitat for Quail, Deer and Turkey -Intricate Trail System -Chicken & Peacock Coops -Dog Kennels with Septic System -105+/- Acres in Timberland -41 +/- Acres in Pastures & Open Land
From Collierville, take Hwy 72 heading east, go 21 miles then take left on Hwy 7 heading north. Go 12.5 miles north on Hwy 7 which turns into Hwy 18 at the TN state line. Turn right on West Fork Rd. and property is on your right.