Building Description Hundred Oaks Mansion, Winchester Tennessee

This three-story red brick masonry country estate is irregular in shape and plan, and measures approximately 99 by 132 feet. It is eleven bays wide and five bays deep. It consists of major additions and alterations made to a two-story regular shaped central hall plan ante-bellum residence at its core. The original foundations of the central core are of brick masonry. The foundations of the additions are random limestone ashlar. The high pitched roof is supported by a frame truss and was originally covered with slate, now with asphalt. The third story has never been completed.

The building features a four-story tower, many dormers topped with dunce caps, a first story loggia, a second story loggia in double rhythm, stepped gables, corbie-stepped gables, raking, courtyards, porte-cochere, and a free standing wine cellar fashioned after romantic ideas of a European castle. Originally planned but never completed were an aviary and a swimming pool. The Swiss dairy and the laundry were completed but are extinct. A later carriage house is extant. On the interior is a two-story chapel or ballroom with vaulted ceiling and hardwood dado, pilasters, and cornice. A reduced copy of Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford library is intact, and an oak paneled dining room with oak-beamed ceiling and large hearth graces the interior.